PORTAGE LAKE — An Aroostook County native and former marine said her purchase of Portage Lakeside Cabins, not far from her childhood stomping grounds, fulfills her longtime dream for a business while allowing her to raise her children in a region she loves. In a transaction finalized Sept. 13, Shannon Currier purchased the business for… Read more »
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Kasey Smith, founder of EterNav, relied on her Maine SBDC advisors to help her navigate the process of business startup including access to grant funding.
When Ryan Deprey and Todd Albert, well known teachers and coaches in the local school system, heard that one of the longstanding driving schools in Caribou was closing due to retirement, they saw an opportunity. The pair approached Josh Nadeau, Maine SBDC business advisor at Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC), to take advantage of that… Read more »
Autotronics approached Maine SBDC Business Advisor Josh Nadeau looking for help in restructuring some current loans as well as funds to help build a new state of the art paint facility at their headquarters in Frenchville, Maine.
Lost Valley, a small ski area located in Auburn, Maine, has been a staple of the area since 1961. The first ski area in Maine to make artificial snow, the business features 15 trails and a terrain park, offering something for skiers of all abilities. It also boasts one of the largest ski schools in Maine…. Read more »
Maine SBDC client in the news… “Hang on, I’ve got to pull a rack of chips from the fryer,” says Kelly Brodeur — co-owner with her husband Scott of the startup Vintage Maine Kitchen — before settling into a recent phone interview. Celebrating their first year in business on Aug. 1, it seems the Brodeurs… Read more »
Over a year and a half Roderick assisted the couple in making their dream of owning a farm a reality.
Catherine Cote went to see Business Advisor Jane Mickeriz seeking licensing, location and financing assistance for a new business she wished to start.
“You have been an integral part of this whole process – your sage advice has been indispensable. We can’t thank you enough!” Orenda and Peter Hale
Betsy and Zeth Lundy originally contacted Center Director and Business Advisor Tom Gallant in 2010. The husband and wife team wanted to buy a building in historic downtown Bangor in which they could live on the top floor and open a business on each of the two bottom floors. Gallant has since spent over 50… Read more »