Opportunities to Promote and Grow Small Business in Maine

Maine District Office  - December 11, 2019

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Nominate a Business for the 2020 Small Business Awards

The nomination period for the 2020 Small Business Awards is open. Several categories will be competed locally and at the New England level. If you know of a great business that has used SBA services, or those of our Resource Partners, nominate them to receive some recognition for their hard work. Full information on the awards can be found HERE.

Categories for 2020 are:

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year
  • Micro-Enterprise of the Year
  • Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Woman Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Home-Based Business of the Year
  • Minority Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Small Business Manufacturer of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Success of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion


For more information about the awards, or to submit a nomination, please contact Keith Lind at either keith.lind@sba.gov or 207-622-8551.


Contract Bonds & Surety Bond Guarantee Webinar

When: Thursday, December 12th, 11:00am-Noon
For More Information: james.pineau@sba.gov

Limited or no bonding experience?
Difficulty qualifying for bonding?
Want to increase your bond limits?

Learn how to obtain contract bonds up to $10 million!

Access webinar up to 10 minutes prior to start time. Click or copy & paste access link into browser to attend. Instructions for connecting to audio will be presented on screen.

All SBA products and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be provided if requested two weeks in advance.


Help Grow Small Business in Rural Maine with USDA Rural Development

Apply today for the position of Loan Specialist with the USDA Rural Development office here in Maine. This job posting is active until December 12th.

Position Duties

  • Performs comprehensive review and in-depth analyses of financial credit data documents germane to the loan application eligibility, feasibility, credit-worthiness and viability within assigned loan portfolio(s).
  • Prepares written loan approval determinations or recommendations for loan approval and submits to approving official as appropriate.
  • Reviews various construction-related and contract documents for project development and oversight.
  • Conducts field site visits to determine a project's conformance with loan requirements.
  • Develops, implements and coordinates a broad and aggressive outreach and marketing program for assigned loan portfolio(s).

For full position information and to apply click HERE