SBA Maine District Office Newsletter; Week of November 5

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SBA Maine District Office

SBA Maine District Director Maurice Dube welcomes Keith Lind

Keith Lind Welcome

SBA Maine District Director Maurice Dube (Left) welcomes Keith Lind (Right) of Augusta, as the newest member of the Maine SBA team as a Program Support Assistant.  Keith most recently served as a VISTA leader in the Americorps VISTA program, overseeing a group of 24 program members.  Please join us in welcoming Keith!


Upcoming Events

Starting Your Small Business-- Sponsored and presented by the Maine Small Business Development Centers.

This seminar promises to be a fast-paced, informative evening covering everything you'll need to start your small business, including outlining your business plan (and why it is important to prepare one).

November 5 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Massabesic High School, 84 West Road, Waterboro.  For more information please call 207-247-4022 or e-mail gplatt@usm.maine.edu


Business Roundtable Discussion-- Sponsored by SCORE, Counselors to America's Businesses

As an entrepreneur, you wear many hats.  And you are responsible for growing your business and handling key issues.  The Business Roundtable is an opportunity to learn from your in-business peers, including discussing challenges presented by the current economic environment.

November 7 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Portland Regional Chamber, 443 Congress Street, Portland.  There is no charge to attend this event.  For more information, please call 207-772-1147 or e-mail info@scoremaine.com.


Marketing Strategy Development-- Sponsored and presented by the Maine Small Business Development Centers and hosted by the Waterville Public Library

Marketing is more than advertising.  Every business should have a marketing strategy to help you reach your target market effectively, efficiently and inexpensively.  This seminar will help you do just that.

November 7 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville.  There is no charge to attend this event.  For more information, please call 207-680-2166 or e-mail trabideau@watervillelibrary.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. 


SBA Maine District Office Staff Directory

Whether you are a lender, small business owner or new entrepreneur, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please call or e-mail us whenever we can be of service to you.  Our staff includes:  

District Director, Maurice L. Dube, 207-622-8383  maurice.dube@sba.gov

Deputy District Director, Marilyn J. Geroux, 207-622-8382  marilyn.geroux@sba.gov

Lender Relations Specialist, Diane Sturgeon, 207-622-8286  diane.sturgeon@sba.gov

Lender Relations Specialist, William S. Card, 207-622-8555  william.card@sba.gov

Economic Development Specialist, Sandra A. Fontaine, 207-622-8381  sandra.fontaine@sba.gov

Senior Area Manager -- Portland, Alden R. Turner, 207-592-5322  alden.turner@sba.gov

Program Support Assistant, Keith E. Lind 207-622-8551  keith.lind@sba.gov

District Counsel, Mark S. O'Brien, 207-622-8558  mark.obrien@sba.gov

Procurement Center Representative, Northern New England, Keith E. Waye, 207-622-8554 keith.waye@sba.gov

Date: 11/05/12 Author Information: Bill Card