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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. Registration …
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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. The …

Nominations Sought for Aroostook Enterpreneur of the Year Competition

By Jon Gulliver on March 07, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — LEADers Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD) and Momentum Aroostook, in conjunction with the four institutions of higher education in the region, are pleased to announce nominations are being accepted for Aroostook’s Entrepreneur – 2014 Award, giving recognition to progressive business founders/owners/operators in northern Maine. The theme for this …

SADC Alternative Energy Expo this weekend in Houlton

By Jon Gulliver on Sept. 11, 2013, at 2:52 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: SADC Alternative Energy Expo Millar Civic Center Houlton, 94 Randall Avenue, Houlton, Maine For more information: Jon McLaughlin; (207) 521-0157 HOULTON — More than 25 vendors will be showing off the latest in pellet stoves and boilers, heat pumps, solar …
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled

By Jon Gulliver on Aug. 21, 2013, at 8:31 a.m.
CARIBOU — Residents who are late summer cleaning may find products like antifreeze, pesticides and waste gasoline in their homes, garages or barns. This September, Northern Maine Development Commission is organizing a household hazardous waste collection for residents and retired farmers to dispose of these unused or unwanted products. The …
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Education to Industry Summit

By Jon Gulliver on July 26, 2013, at 9:20 a.m.
PRESQUE ISLE — The agenda has been finalized and final preparations are underway for the Aroostook Partnership for Progress  “Education to Industry” summit to be held Tuesday, August 6 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus. “We are hoping to get as many employers and educators together in …
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Public input needed on Brownfield redevelopment and water infrastructure needs

By Jon Gulliver on June 18, 2013, at 3:29 p.m.
CARIBOU — A public meeting will be held Wednesday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Northern Maine Development Commission office in Caribou, and at video conference sites in Houlton and Fort Kent, to receive input on Brownfield redevelopment and water infrastructure needs. The meeting is being held …

Learn how to use high-speed Internet to grow your small business

By Jon Gulliver on May 17, 2013, at 12:58 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 5, small businesses in Aroostook County are invited to have a free meal and learn from Nancy Marshall, marketing and communications expert, how to use the Internet to grow their business. Three simultaneous events will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations: the …
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NMDC offering free entrepreneurial training

By Jon Gulliver on May 17, 2013, at 11:42 a.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is offering just starting out entrepreneurs in Aroostook and Washington counties free tuition in the Top Gun Prep course from the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, but the deadline for submitting an application is rapidly approaching. Top Gun Prep is a series …

Affordable Care Act Breakfast and Forum to be held in Presque Isle May 10

By Jon Gulliver on April 23, 2013, at 9:25 a.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: UMPI CAMPUS CENTER, 181 Main St , Presque Isle, ME For more information: Judy Dinsmore; (207) 498-8736; leadaroostook.com PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Faced with complying next year with the federal Affordable Care Act many business owners say they are confused …
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NMDC Offers Free Compost Class in Celebration of Earth Day

By Jon Gulliver on April 17, 2013, at 11:18 a.m.
CARIBOU — Earth Day is a day to remember our responsibility to the environment and to celebrate the natural wonders of the planet. Northern Maine Development Commission and the Northern Maine Solid Waste Management Committee are teaming up to offer a free compost class that includes an Earth Machine compost …

Logger business management training set for May 14-15 at UMFK

By Jon Gulliver on March 19, 2013, at 3:12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. Location: Logger Business Management Training, University of Maine Fort Kent Nadeau Hall, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: Judy Dinsmore; 207 498-8736; nmdc.org FORT KENT — The first of its kind in the region, business management training program for loggers and …

Logger Business Management Training Planned

By Jon Gulliver on March 19, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — The first of its kind in the region, business management training program for loggers and off road truck drivers is set for May 14-15, at the University of Maine Fort Kent. The seminar, which covers business planning; accounting with QuickBooks; equipment availability and quality; tracking production …

Current Use Tax Workshop

By Jon Gulliver on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:41 a.m.
Friday, March 15, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Current Use Tax Workshop, 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou, Maine For more information: Jay Kamm; 207 498-8736; nmdc.org CARIBOU — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is sponsoring a current use tax workshop Friday, March 15 at NMDC’s office in …

Hay to heat discussion to take place in Caribou

By Jon Gulliver on Jan. 10, 2013, at 2:01 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Northern Maine Development Commission, 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou, Maine For more information: Judy Dinsmore; 493-5752 CARIBOU, Maine — Jim Trussler, CEO and co-founder of LST Energy, a startup company commercializing a patented system to burn hay in traditional …

Meet Your Northern Maine Lenders and Resource Partners

By Jon Gulliver on Dec. 26, 2012, at 3:47 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: University of Maine Fort Kent, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: Sandra Fontaine; 207 622-8381; sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3163/news/380341 Small-business owners, managers and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a business are urged to attend one of two gatherings …

Caribou Entrepreneur Program application deadline set for Aug. 31

By Jon Gulliver on Aug. 17, 2012, at 12:42 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — A new deadline and changes to the program have officials with the Caribou entrepreneur pilot program hoping more people sign up for the free program, which could be the first step to owning a business in Caribou. “We are joining forces with Top Gun prep course from …
 
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