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SCEC, Axiom Technologies to Offer Google Tools Workshop

By Will Tuell on April 08, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Axiom Technologies have scheduled a free training for businesses and nonprofits interested in learning how to use Google Tools to better manage their organizations. The session, which is offered as part of a grant to boost digital literacy in Washington County, is set for …
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The ABCs of Business Loans and Grants in Washington County’s Unorganized Territories

By Will Tuell on Feb. 27, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and the Women’s Business Center at CEI (WBC) have scheduled a workshop for those interested in starting or growing a business within Washington County’s Unorganized Territories. Sessions of “The ABCs of Business Loans & Grants in the Unorganized Territories” will be held Tuesday, March 18 …
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“Writing Effective Press Releases” Workshop March 6

By Will Tuell on Feb. 18, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Lora Whelan, assistant editor/publisher of The Quoddy Tides have teamed up to offer a press release writing workshop for area nonprofits, businesspeople and community groups. The 2.5 hour workshop will take place Thursday, March 6 (snow date April 3) from 2:30-5pm at the Machias …
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“Know Your Region” Workshops in Calais, Machias

By Will Tuell on Feb. 18, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
“There’s nothing to do around here!” How many times have you heard that in response to the question “What is there to do around here, anyway?” Want to learn how to keep Washington County guests in the neighborhood longer, leaving behind more of their vacation funds (maybe even at your …
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Social Media Overview Workshop in Machias February 19

By Will Tuell on Feb. 05, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Axiom Technologies are offering a Social Media Overview workshop Wednesday, February 19 from 9AM – 12 noon at the Machias CareerCenter (53 Prescott Drive) Conference Room. Are you familiar with Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Skype, and blogs? If not, this program is for you! It …
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Marketing Essentials Workshop Offered in Machias February 13

By Will Tuell on Jan. 13, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at CEI have teamed up to offer a marketing workshop to area businesses as part of the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative (MWTTI). The workshop, titled “Marketing Essentials” is slated for Thursday, February 13 at the Machias CareerCenter from …
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Local Leadership Institute Taking New Applications Through January 17

By Will Tuell on Dec. 31, 2013, at 9:58 a.m.
The Washington County Leadership Institute (WCLI) will begin its eighteenth year of local leadership training January 31, but although the official start date of its Sigma (2014) class is nearly a month away, the deadline to apply is fast approaching, according to Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) Interim Executive Director …
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SCEC Names Peters Interim Executive Director

By Will Tuell on Dec. 18, 2013, at 12:59 p.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council’s Board of Directors has appointed longtime Assistant Director Jennifer Peters as the Council’s interim Executive Director beginning December 21. Peters, who has been with SCEC for 17 years, will serve until the Council’s search committee identifies a new executive. Earlier this month, current SCEC Executive Director, …
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USDA Rural Development Director Virginia Manuel to Keynote SCEC 20th Anniversary Celebration

By Will Tuell on Oct. 21, 2013, at 8:05 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) announced Friday that USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel will keynote the Council’s 20th anniversary dinner at the Lee Pellon Center in Machias October 30. During her remarks, Manuel is expected to overview several USDA Rural Development programs, including those that directly impact Washington …
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Sunrise Ag Microloan Fund to Benefit Washington County Farmers

By Will Tuell on Sept. 23, 2013, at 2:42 p.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and an anonymous donor from the local farming community have teamed up to offer Washington County food producers increased access to capital through a new revolving loan fund. The Sunrise Ag Microloan fund (SAM) offers $500-$10,000 loans to eligible businesses looking to boost the county’s …
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Free Workshop on Selling to the State of Maine Set for Sept. 17 in Machias

By Will Tuell on Sept. 03, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and the Maine Procurement & Technical Assistance Center (Maine PTAC) will be holding a free workshop for area businesses who want to learn more about selling to the State of Maine. The workshop, titled “Selling to the State of Maine” will be offered September 17 …
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SBA, SCEC Announce HUBZone & Small Business Government Contracting Info Session

By Will Tuell on July 12, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.
Augusta, Maine – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Maine District Office has announced an information session planned for Thursday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 pm. at the Machias CareerCenter. The workshop will also be simulcast in the President’s Conference Room at Washington County Community College in Calais, …
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Economic Council Launches Free Email Training Bulletin

By Will Tuell on June 25, 2013, at 8:28 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) has launched a free tool for area employers looking for local training opportunities. The email bulletin, which reaches an estimated 600 Washington County businesses and individuals per week, features free and low-cost trainings that the Council and its partners offer as part of a broader …
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SCEC, WCCC to offer ServSafe Class May 15-16 in Calais

By Will Tuell on April 29, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Washington County Community College (WCCC) are offering a two-day ServSafe (food protection manager) certification class at WCCC’s St. Croix Hall May 15-16. Who should attend? Any establishment that meets the State of Maine’s criteria requiring that that a certified food protection manager on staff. …
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“Writing Effective Press Releases for Weekly Newspapers” Topic of April 11 Workshop

By Will Tuell on March 26, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Lora Whelan, assistant editor/publisher of The Quoddy Tides have teamed up to offer a press release writing workshop for area nonprofits, businesspeople and community groups. The 2.5 hour workshop will take place April 11 from 2:30-5pm at the Machias CareerCenter. Cost for the session …
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Packaging Workshops for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses offered This March

By Will Tuell on Feb. 25, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.
Do you want to provide your customers with a uniquely Down East experience that they can’t get anywhere else? A group of Washington County business counselors and technical assistance providers, will be helping businesspeople in the tourism and hospitality sectors discover how they can grow their business by working with …
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Affordable Care Act/Health Care Reform Law Seminars in Calais, Machias March 1

By Will Tuell on Jan. 31, 2013, at 11:18 a.m.
Do you have questions about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for your business? Join SCEC for this seminar March 1 in Machias or Calais outlining what you need to know to keep your business compliant as the major ACA/health care reform law implementation date of January 1, …
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Cianbro to Present East-West Highway Updates in Eastport, Calais January 18

By Will Tuell on Jan. 07, 2013, at 10:06 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) announced Friday that it is partnering with Cianbro to present a pair of public informational meetings on the company’s proposed East-West Highway project. The East-West Highway corridor is expected to span the state of Maine from Coburn Gore in the western mountains to Calais in …
 
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