New Center Director & Business Advisor in our Portland Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Maine SBDC names Peter Harriman as Center Director

Portland, Maine – The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a program that provides business advising and training to Maine’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, recently named Business Advisor Peter Harriman to Center Director at the Portland office located at the University of Southern Maine. Within this new role, Harriman will oversee operations at both the Portland and Saco offices, including the management of three business advisors. He will also continue to advise entrepreneurs and small businesses in the greater Portland area.

Harriman has been a business advisor with the Maine SBDC for over three years. In this time, he has spent thousands of hours advising hundreds of clients toward success. He was named Maine SBDC’s 2018 State Star, an award given annually to recognize exemplary performance and commitment to small business success. Peter can be reached by calling 207-780-4949 or emailing peter.harriman@maine.edu.

Maine SBDC hires Susan Desgrosseilliers as Business Advisor

The Maine SBDC has also hired Susan Desgrosseilliers as a Business Advisor in their Portland office located at the University of Southern Maine. Desgrosseilliers will provide business advising to new and existing entrepreneurs and small businesses in Cumberland County.

Desgrosseilliers has a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has owned and operated several small businesses including a high-end design showroom and a property development and management company. She has also held positions with the City of Portland, the Rockland/Thomaston Chamber of Commerce and several real estate agencies. She can be reached by calling 207-780-4949 or emailing susan.desgrosseilliers@maine.edu.