2017 MEETING SCHEDULE:
2017 SMM MEETING DATES
WEDNESDAYS: 2/15, 4/12, 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
11/8/17: November Daylong Gathering in Belfast
No Small Potatoes (NSP) Investment ClubFor more information and to download an application, click here.
Maine Organic Lenders (MOL) Investment ClubFor more information and to submit an application, click here.
Recent SMM Buzz
- MFT- Blue Hill Area Food Grant opportunity
- Unity Food Hub is Hiring!
- New workshop presented by the Carrot Project: Deepening Roots, Growing Success Business Training
- Maine Grain Alliance – Portland Tortilla making workshop!
- MFT Farming for Wholesale workshops coming up!
- “Sustainable Agriculture Outlook Rooted with Millennials”
- “Why Local Food Must Grow in Maine but Stay True to its Roots”
- The Power to Thrive: The Intersection of Health, Environment and Equity
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Category Archives: Articles
Here’s a new article in the Green Money e-journal. Well worth the read. See full article here.
Check out this article in the Bangor Daily News today! Full article here.
Here’s a great article on the panel discussion about Scaling up without Selling Out that was a topic at our Slow Money Maine day long conference last week in Belfast. Check it out here.
Check out this great article in MaineBiz about SMM Steering Committee member Sam May and Scott Budde, as they develop the Maine Harvest Credit Union project.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Maine as a result of the drought … Continue reading
The USDA has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help rural co-ops create jobs and support business expansion, including one to CDI to support technical assistance in rural communities in New England and New York. Read more here.
October 4th, 2016 Here’s a really interesting article in the Portland Press Herald about farm success and the importance of public support. Read it here.
Good Shepherd Food Bank Awarded $3 Million for Purchase of Nutritious, Maine-grown Foods for Hunger Relief Efforts
Auburn, ME – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state. Read more here
Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw has announced the first crowdfunding offering made under Maine’s crowdfunding law, known as Fund-ME. Blue Hill Co-op, a … Continue reading