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Free Government Contracting Workshop set for Sept. 15 in Machias

By Jon Gulliver on Aug. 31, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: SCEC, 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 3, Machias, Maine For more information: 207-521-5840; nmdc.org MACHIAS — Companies in Washington County looking to expand their business with federal, state and local contracts are urged to attend a free informational session titled ‘Understanding …
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Aroostook County Tourism Summit set for May 20 in Littleton

By Jon Gulliver on May 11, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Friday, May 20, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum, 1678 Us Hwy 1, Littleton, Maine For more information: 207-498-8736; nmdc.org AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Aroostook County Tourism (ACT) will be hosting a Tourism Summit Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Southern …
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Nomination deadline for Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year is April 29

By Jon Gulliver on April 20, 2016, at 9 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — There is still time to nominate people for the Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year award, but the deadline to do so is rapidly approaching. The Aroostook Partnership, in conjunction with the four institutions of higher education in the region, is once again looking for exceptional entrepreneurs in …
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Free Business Planning and Access to Capital Workshops Offered by NMDC

By Jon Gulliver on March 16, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is reaching out to existing or potential microenterprises, hobby businesses and other small businesses with a series of free workshops and the opportunity to access capital. The NMDC Business Finance Division is dedicating at least $20,000 in Small Business Administration loan funds …
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Northern Borders Regional Commission grant information sessions set for Calais and Caribou

By Jon Gulliver on March 10, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Washington County Community College Community Room, 1 College Drive, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-543-1801 CALAIS — Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will be holding a series of informational meetings in Washington and Aroostook counties to provide grant applicants with …
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Introduction to SBA’s HUBZone in Washington County workshop set for March 9

By Jon Gulliver on Feb. 22, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Sunrise County Economic Council, 53 Prescott Drive, Machias, Maine For more information: 207-521-5840 MACHIAS — Companies in Washington County looking to expand their business with federal opportunities are urged to attend a free informational session in Machias Wednesday, March 9.Story …
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Government Contracting Workshop Set for Feb. 10

By Jon Gulliver on Jan. 26, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Madawaska Town Office, 328 St. Thomas St., Madawaska, Maine For more information: 207-521-5840 MADAWASKA — Companies in the St. John Valley looking to expand their business into new markets are urged to attend a free informational session in Madawaska Wednesday, …
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Government Contracting Workshop Set for Caribou

By Jon Gulliver on Dec. 01, 2015, at 8:23 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Northern Maine Development Commission, 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou, Maine For more information: 207-521-5840 CARIBOU — Companies in Aroostook County looking to expand their business with federal, state and local contracts are urged to attend a free informational session …
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Piscataquis, Aroostook and Washington Grower Survey Now Online

By Jon Gulliver on Nov. 12, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY — The deadline for agricultural producers to complete a marketing survey to better connect with markets downstate has been extended. The Great Region Growers’ Survey for Aroostook, Washington and Piscataquis counties is a project of Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC), Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Piscataquis County …
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Washington, Aroostook and Piscataquis Grower Survey Now Online

By Jon Gulliver on Nov. 12, 2015, at 2:53 p.m.
WASHINGTON COUNTY — The deadline for agricultural producers to complete a marketing survey to better connect with markets downstate has been extended. The Great Region Growers’ Survey for Aroostook, Washington and Piscataquis counties is a project of Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC), Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Piscataquis County …
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Aroostook, Washington and Piscataquis Grower Survey Now Online

By Jon Gulliver on Nov. 12, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
CARIBOU — The deadline for agricultural producers to complete a marketing survey to better connect with markets downstate has been extended. The Great Region Growers’ Survey for Aroostook, Washington and Piscataquis counties is a project of Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC), Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Piscataquis County Economic …
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Securing Financing for your Business Workshops set for Oct. 27, 28 and 29

By Jon Gulliver on Oct. 19, 2015, at 12:55 p.m.
Aroostook County — Starting and running a small business is a challenging endeavor and one of the biggest hurdles is securing financing. To help entrepreneurs through that step the Northern Maine Development Commission Business Finance Division, Small Business Development Center and Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative are sponsoring a series …
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Aroostook County Tourism Summit Set for May 21 in Madawaska

By Jon Gulliver on May 14, 2015, at 11:18 a.m.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 172 Fox Street, Madawaska, ME For more information: 207-498-8736; nmdc.org AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Aroostook County Tourism (ACT) will be hosting a Tourism Summit Thursday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of …
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Nominations sought for Aroostook’s Entrepreneur of the Year

By Jon Gulliver on March 24, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD) and Momentum Aroostook, in conjunction with the four institutions of higher education in the region, are once again looking for exceptional entrepreneurs in Aroostook County and are soliciting nominations for the 2015 Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year. The Aroostook’s Entrepreneur – 2015 …
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New free jobs website looks to attract younger workers to The County

By Jon Gulliver on Nov. 19, 2014, at 4:37 p.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — OpportunitiesAroostook.com just passed the 70 jobs posted mark, is now out of beta testing and ready for the public. OpportuntiesAroostook.com is a free job/resume posting website with a unique social media component to encourage people to explore career opportunities in Aroostook County. It also allows a business …
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World Acadian Congress Export Conference set for August 19 and 20

By Jon Gulliver on July 14, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Fort Kent Sports Center, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-498-8736; appme.org Fort Kent (ME) —Breaking down barriers to trade between the U.S., Canada and …
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Men of Tyre Charity Motorcycle Ride

By Jon Gulliver on June 02, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Masonic Riders Assn., 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou, Maine For more information: 207 659-5310 The first ever Men of Tyre Charity Motorcycle Ride on the scenic highways of northern Maine will be taking place on Saturday, June 21.Story continues …
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Logging business training session set for May 15 in St. Agatha

By Jon Gulliver on April 15, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Lakeview Restaurant , 9 Lakeview Drive, St. Agatha, Maine For more information: 207-498-8736; nmdc.org ST. AGATHA — Following up on a very successful logger business training program last spring at the University of Maine Fort Kent, Northern Maine Development Commission …
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Snowmobile trails in Aroostook County remain in excellent shape. This picture was taken Wed. March 26 In Van Buren.

Snowmobile Season Continues in Aroostook County

By Jon Gulliver on March 27, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — The snowmobile season in Aroostook County is not just hanging on, it is thriving with a historically deep snowpack for this time of year. Conversation at the latest Aroostook County Tourism (ACT) meeting highlighted how impressive the spring snowmobiling is in northern Maine. ACT Chairman Jim Bennett …
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Northern Maine Community College to host APP Alternative Energy Fair April 5

By Jon Gulliver on March 17, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Northern Maine Community College Gymnasium, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, Maine For more information: 207-498-8736; appme.org PRESQUE ISLE — Northern Maine Community College will host the third Aroostook Partnership for Progress (APP) Alternative Energy and Biomass Fair April 5.Story continues …