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Events and Training for the Week of October 29

Funding Sources for your Business--Portland

Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, finding the necessary financing and capital is a challenge.  This workshop, which is sponsored and presented by SCORE-- Counselors to America's Small Business, will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at the Portland SCORE Chapter Office at 100 Middle Street in Portland from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  For more information, please call 207-772-1147 or e-mail info@scoremaine.com


What is SAM? -- Bangor

In order to do business with the Federal Government you must register your business through SAM, the System for Award Management.  Learn how to navigate through the process and what's required in order to successfully complete your registration and begin competing for contracts with the world's biggest customer; the U.S. Government.  This workshop is hosted by Eastern Maine Development Corporation, 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, and will be held on Thursday, November 1 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.  There is no charge to attend this event.  For more information, please call Melissa Gerety at 207-942-6389 or e-mail events@emdc.org 


Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show; One of the Governor's Conferences on Small Business & Entrepreneurship-- Ellsworth


Discover a wealth of practical information to help your business grow and prosper at the Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show.  This exciting and informative event will be held on November 1st & 2nd at the Ramada Inn in Ellsworth.

On Thursday, November 1, the kick-off event is a Pre-Conference "Business After Hours" from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Ellsworth Ramada Inn.  This event is co-sponsored by all Hancock County Chambers of Commerce to celebrate Hancock County's entrepreneurial spirit and  to highlight the vital contributions that our small businesses make to the economy. 

On Friday, November 2, The Honorable Governor Paul R. LePage will provide welcoming remarks at 8:45 AM, with workshops, trade show and networking opportunities starting at 9:00 AM and lasting throughout the day.  SBA staff and Resource Partners are participating in the conference and will be on-site throughout the day to answer your questions about business financing and technical assistance that the SBA provides.  

For more information, please contact Tara Wood at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 207-255-3345 or refer to the Trade Show website at www.hancock.biz.org 


Small Business Award Nominations

If you are working with (or for) a small business, or small business champion that deserves recognition, please call Diane Sturgeon at 207-622-828, or e-mail Diane at diane.sturgeon@sba.gov to discuss nominating that business for one of our Small Business Awards.  Additional information about nominations can be found at:  http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USSBA-57e657.  Nominations are due January 3, but are welcome anytime.