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Calais: Funding Your Business Strategically: A Conversation about Opportunities in Downeast Maine

Come and learn about your options for local business funding and support!

Are you interested in learning about how to grow your small business? Would you like to make the leap from part time to full time? Do you want some advice on loan readiness for your business? Join us for a workshop at Washington County Community College in Calais to learn more about your options for financing!

The panel discussion begins at 3:15pm, followed by Q & A. The event is free, registration required.

The panel:

Mike Ellis, City of Calais Manager and Crystal Galina, City of Calais Finance Director will share information about Loans and Grants available through the City of Calais

Sarah Guerette, Women’s Business Center, will speak about the free business advising services and other local resources available to small business owners, including assistance with business plan development, cash flow, marketing and loan packages.

Susan Hatton, Loan Officer for Sunrise County Economic Council, will speak about funds available through SCEC for business, agriculture and professional development including TIF funds for Unorganized Territories.

Jarod Farn-Guillette, Planner for Washington County Council of Governments, will share information on available Community Development Block Grant money (CDBG).

Brian Whitney, Maine Technology Institute, will discuss the MTI VIRAL assessment and how small businesses can levy the MTI grant funds available for expansion and growth.

This is a free workshop. Pre-registration is required. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic CEI offices are closed to the public. CEI staff will be working remotely and want to hear from you! Please reach out to your CEI contact regarding scheduled meetings and/or any questions/concerns. Click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.
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