Business Advisors

Christine Cole

Business Advisor

Maine SBDC at the University of Southern Maine

Location: Portland
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Territory: Cumberland & York Counties

Email: Christine Cole

Phone: 207-780-4952

Maine SBDC Business Advisor Since 2020

Advising Specialties: Business Start-Up, Customer service, Hospitality & Food Service, Hiring, Staffing and Training, Promotions

Education: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Education minor from the University of Southern Maine. Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Southern Maine Technical College

​Professional Background: Chris has a diverse background in the restaurant and hospitality industry along with a strong upbringing in the consumer trade show and promotions business. She is familiar with working in the nonprofit sector as well as owning food businesses, and a property Management Company. Former Employers: Stone Soup Foods, Preble Street Resource Center, America’s Best Shows, LL Bean. Business owned: The Competition Foods, Coastal Building and Investments, Stones Café and Bakery

Certifications: National Food Safety Management Certification, Maine Food Processors

Other Info: Chris has been a volunteer and supporter of varies nonprofit agencies including H.A.R.T., Coastal Human Society, Good Shepard Food Bank, Preble Street Resource Center, Disable American Veterans, and Alzheimer’s Association of Maine