Business Opportunities In Community Development Lending : Maine Business Opportunities In Community Development Lending : Maine

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
12:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Augusta Civic Center, North Wing
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330


12:30 -1:00 pm

Registration and networking

1:15 - 2:00

Financing options for small business

  • Jeanne Hulit
    SBA Office of Capital Access
  • Theo Noell
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
2:10 - 4:00

One-on-one meetings with lenders

Meetings are 15 minutes, bring your elevator speech and financial information.

In addition, representatives of organizations that assist small businesses will be available to answer questions and share information.

4:00 -5:00

Networking reception


Meet one-on-one with lenders

30 lenders from the following sources of financing will be available to meet:

  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • The Bank of Maine
  • Camden National Bank
  • Franklin Savings Bank
  • Gorham Savings Bank
  • Katahdin Trust Company
  • Machias Savings Bank
  • Norway Savings Bank
  • People’s United
  • TD Bank
  • University Credit Union

Microlenders, certified development companies and community development financial institutions (CDFI) also available to meet:

  • Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Community Concepts, Inc.
  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation
  • Finance Authority of Maine
  • Granite State Development Corporation
  • MaineStream Finance

Small business assistance

Representatives of the following organizations will be available to answer questions and share information:

Before meeting with lenders, help to prepare your elevator pitch

Pre-conference workshops, "Getting Credit Ready," sponsored by Women, Work & Community

  • Wednesday, April 4, 6 - 9 p.m. Lewiston, (207) 753-6505
  • Monday, April 9, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Bangor, (207) 262-7843
  • Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Topsham. (207) 386-1664

Borrower's checklist

SBA Business Loan Checklist

Women, Work & Community "Getting Credit Ready"


The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston supports small business initiatives as part of its commitment to promoting sound growth and economic development in New England.