Calling All Women Entrepreneurs!

WILL YOU TELL US YOUR STORY? We’re doing some research and we need your help.   At the CEI Women’s Business Center, our mission is to help women in Maine start or grow their own businesses. We’re doing some research this summer to better understand your journey as a female entrepreneur:what’s been challenging, helpful, and unexpected?   Our goal is to interview a wide variety of female-identifying entrepreneurs between now and July 25th. The interviews are approximately one hour long, and can happen in-person, on the phone, or as a video call. Your participation will help us craft our program offerings as we move forward, so that we can improve our work and our impact. We  know you are a valuable member of our entrepreneurial community, and hope you’ll sign up for an interview, or refer someone who might be a good fit. SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW NOW! You can schedule online for a phone or Skype interview, email us or call Andrea to set up a convenient time at (623) 363-5069. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING TO WIN A $50 GIFT CARD Frequently Asked Questions

Maine Poised for Big Boost in Clean Energy

Broad Coalition of Businesses, Towns, and Advocates Praise Progress Augusta, ME – Bipartisan majorities in the Maine Senate and House have given final approval to a historic solar energy bill that would give residents, businesses, and towns more opportunities to invest in affordable solar power. LD 1711, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Dana Dow (R-Lincoln), is awaiting the signature of Governor Janet Mills, who has signaled she intends to sign it into law after campaigning on the need for more solar power in Maine.

CEI launches Sea Farm Loans for Maine Aquaculturists

BRUNSWICK, MAINE – June 4, 2019 – Coastal Enterprises (CEI) has created a new loan product to help finance  shellfish and sea vegetable growers who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to access loans from traditional lending sources.

Bipartisan Bill Would Accelerate Investment in Solar Energy Across Maine

Augusta, Maine – For the last five years Maine has ranked last in New England for solar energy generation and number of solar jobs per capita. A new bipartisan bill that received a public hearing today aims to reverse that trend by accelerating the development of more than 400 megawatts of solar power to serve residents, businesses, and towns across the state.