CEI’s Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 3, 2022 (Brunswick, ME) – CEI Ventures, Inc. completed the final closing of its fifth fund on July 15, 2022, with a total capital raise of $21.5 million from 46 accredited investors. Known as “The Good Jobs Fund,” it is the largest fund in CEI Ventures’ 26-year history.
Last week, the CEI Women’s Business Center was honored to host the 2022 Maine Small Business Awards, we were especially proud to support the numerous winners who are current or former CEI Clients or Borrowers.
Maine community development leader joins two peers to create a guide for CDFIs to apply greenhouse gas accounting methodology from Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
April 6, 2022 (Ellsworth, ME) – Founder John Fuhrman of Bub ‘n Mutha’s in Winter Harbor took home the judge’s prize for top contender in the second annual Downeast Business Bootcamp Pitch Off held on March 25th.
Caption: Sarah Guerette, Director, CEI Women’s Business Centers; Diane Sturgeon, District Director for the Maine District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration; Betsy Biemann, CEO, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI); Grace Mo-Phillips, Program Director, CEI Women’s Business Center South celebrate the grand opening of the CEI Women’s Business Center South at CEI’s office at the Marine Trade Center in Portland, Maine. March 15, 2022 (Portland, ME) – The CEI Women’s Business Center (WBC) announces the grand opening of the CEI Women’s Business Center South (CEI WBC South), CEI’s third center focused on female and femme/feminine-identifying entrepreneurs* who want to start or grow their own business in Maine.
The CEI Good Jobs Framework The pandemic jolted the U.S. economy, which today is 5.7 million jobs smaller in size than at its peak in February 2020. Employers are recruiting and retaining workers in a changed landscape, where in addition to the virus, the quality of jobs is driving decisions to stay at or return to a place of employment.
Community development financial institutions helped develop financing solutions for healthcare facilities in rural America.
Training for people who want to start a child care business in rural Maine