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On The Road – Downeast Meeting Minutes 10/10/18

An equally excited group of Slow Money Maine planners and participants created our second “On the Road” event in Machias on Oct. 10th. A group of 40 people gathered from varied sectors of Washington County to meet each other, network, … Continue reading

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October 3, 2018 Gardiner SMM Gathering Minutes

Our first SMM gathering since Spring brought together a varied group of familiar and new network participants. In Bonnie’s opening remarks, she shared the especially difficult aspects of summer for producers, including drought and workforce issues, cancelled milk contracts, along … Continue reading

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Slow Money Maine ‘On the Road’ – Central Maine Meeting notes

Our SMM team is delighted that we’ve chosen to go “on the road”, especially after the energizing mood of our first-ever Central Maine gathering on May 2nd. Thanks to KVCC for generously hosting us at the farm center (shown above) … Continue reading

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SMM Meeting Minutes: January 31st, 2018

Even with a snow cancellation, our rescheduled January SMM gathering drew a substantial crowd to greet the new year on a clear sunny afternoon. Bonnie welcomed everyone, both familiar and new, and spoke of the buoying effects of our ongoing … Continue reading

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SMM Daylong 2017 – “Stepping up to the Plate” notes

Community energy and joy were reflected everywhere in our Slow Money Maine daylong gathering, from Judy Wicks’ keynote to relationship conversations among producers, buyers and investors; from a lunch featuring more than 18 local producers to creative collaborations shared by … Continue reading

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SMM Meeting Minutes: April 12, 2017

Our first meeting of Spring included a great mix of networking, food and presentations. Bonnie provided hints of our daylong gathering on Nov. 8th, with the theme of “Stepping Up to the Plate.” This year’s focus will be on several forms of … Continue reading

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SMM Meeting Minutes – March 8th, 2017

Our first meeting of 2017 confirmed the full array of SMM offerings and the commitment of many people, familiar and new, to our network! Over 80 people filled the room and almost half of them attended our pre-meeting focus group … Continue reading

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SMM Meeting Minutes – October 3, 2018

Our first SMM gathering since Spring brought together a varied group of familiar and new network participants. In Bonnie’s opening remarks, she shared the especially difficult aspects of summer for producers, including drought and workforce issues, cancelled milk contracts, along … Continue reading

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SMM Meeting Minutes – July 21st, 2016

With the combination of high summer and high temperatures, it was not surprising to have a smaller but well engaged group at our July meeting. Bonnie opened with an awareness of intentions to remain inclusive and apolitical but with a timely … Continue reading

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Slow Money Maine Meeting Minutes May 12th 2016

A quintessential summer-like day in May, along with grant deadlines and the start of the full growing season resulted in a smaller than usual audience for our gathering though the presentations and local food offerings offered a full afternoon. Bonnie … Continue reading

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