Business & Professional Services

Greater Franklin Development Corporation is a non-profit organization that was started in 1998 and has been working to strengthen economic development in the greater Franklin County area since. Their goal is to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by attracting new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship.

greaterfranklin.com

Farmington Downtown Association works to provide a mechanism for businesses and property owners located in the Downtown district of Farmington to plan, communicate, and take actions to improve the Downtown economy through cooperation and consensus.

downtownfarmington.com

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

rangeleymaine.com

The Wilton Group is an organization of Wilton citizens whose goal is to preserve, enhance, and promote the unique character of Wilton by facilitating communication, engagement, and cooperation within our community.

wiltongroup.org

The purpose of the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote the development of commercial, industrial, civic and social interests of the communities of Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and the surrounding communities.

jay-livermore-lf.org

The broad mission of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is to help communities and businesses prosper through a variety of programs providing everything from targeted tax relief, to community block grants, to tourism marketing.

maine.gov

Maine Lakes and Mountains Tourism Council

mainelakesandmountains.com

The Flagstaff Area Business Association works to gather businesses in the areas of Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley, Stratton/Eustis, Rangeley, and all those in between the Canadian border to showcase the benefits of traveling to the High Peaks Region.

maineshighpeaks.com

The Sandy River Business Association’s purpose is to stimulate the economy of the region and to promote and support businesses in the local area. The association has grown from 2012 to 75 members, reaching communities of northern Franklin County including Phillips, Avon, Madrid, Farmington, Wilton, and Rangeley.

phillipsareabusiness.com

Coastal Enterprises Inc. is one of the nation’s premier Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), specializing in rural business development and financing.

ceimaine.org

Maine & Company is a private, non-profit corporation that provides free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to relocate to Maine or expand within Maine. Their services include real estate site searches, data collection and analysis, incentives identification and valuation, site visit coordination, workforce analysis, and financing coordination.

maineco.org

Maine Small Business Development Centers provides a variety of services for Maine's existing and prospective small business owners, covering such issues as business feasibility, business plan development, capital acquisition, financial management, marketing and sales, e-commerce, customer service, personnel management, and small business strategic planning.

mainesbdc.org

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government that works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

sba.gov/offices/district/me/augusta

The Maine Career Center provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses.

mainecareercenter.com

 

BUSINESS FORUM RESOURCE PRESENTERS:

Karleen Andrews, Microenterprise Specialist

New Ventures Maine

51-55 Westminster Street

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: (207) 557-1885

Karleen.Andrews@maine.edu

 

William “Bill” S. Card, Economic Development Specialist
SBA Maine District Office
68 Sewall St. - Room 512
Augusta, ME  04330
Phone: (207) 622-8555

William.card@sba.gov

 

ED Dox, Loan Officer, Finance & Lending

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)

125 Manley Rd

Auburn, ME 04210

Phone: (207) 783-9186

edox@avcog.org

               

Maurice “Moe” Dube, Certified Mentor

SCORE

125 Manley Rd

Auburn, ME 04210

Phone: (207) 577-4828

moedube@hotmail.com

 

Robert “Bob” Guerette, Group Sales Manager

Community Health Options

Bates Mill, PO Box 1121

Lewiston, ME 04243

Phone: (207) 402-3332

Mobile: (207) 577-5434

rguerette@healthoptions.org

 

Larry Giroux, Business Counselor

Maine Small Business Development Center - AVCOG 

125 Manley Rd

Auburn, ME 04210

Phone: (207) 783-9186

lgiroux@avcog.org

 

Betty Gensel, Director & Certified Business Advisor

The Women’s Business Center at CEI: Rural Maine

165 Front St

P.O. Box 963
Farmington, ME 04938

Phone: (207) 778-6529

bjg@ceimaine.org

 

Diane Jackson, Governor’s Account Executive

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

59 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 441-9106

Diane.m.jackson@maine.gov  

 

Patty Ladd, General Manager

Career Center

865 US Rt 2

Wilton, ME 04294

Phone: (207) 645-5800

Patty.e.ladd@maine.gov

 

Zachary Maher, Loan Officer

Community Concepts Finance Corp.

240 Bates Street

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: (207) 312-4181

Zmaher@Community-Concepts.org

 

STATE OF MAINE LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS:                                            

Sen. Tom Saviello, of Wilton

60 Applegate Ln

Wilton, ME 04294

(207) 645-3420 (Home)

Senate Office – 287-1515

Email: Drtom16@hotmail.com

 

Rep Paul Gilbert, of Jay

PO Box 186

Jay, ME 04239

(207) 897-5143 (Home)

State House Message Phone:  (800) 423-2900

Email: Paul.Gkilbert@legislature.maine.gov

 

Rep. Russell Black, of Wilton

123 Black Rd

Wilton, ME 04294

(207) 491-4667 (cell)

State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900

Email: Russell.Balck@legislature.maine.gov

 

Rep. Andrew Buckland, Farmington

278 Maple Ave

Farmington, ME 04938

(207) 779-0587 (Home)

(207) 491-7690 (cell)

State House Message Phone: (800) 432-2900

Email: Andrew.Buckland@legislature.maine.gov

 

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AREA REPRESENTATIVES:

Ben Tucker III, Regional Representative

U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

4 Gabriel Dr

Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 525-8449

Ben_Tucker@king.senate.gov

 

Carlene Tremblay, State Office Representative                                   

U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins                                                                    

55 Lisbon St                                                                                                    

Lewiston, ME 04240                                                                                        

(207) 784-6969                                                                                                     

Carlene_Tremblay@collins.senate.gov                                                 

 

Samantha Warren, District Director

U.S. Congressman Bruce Poliquin

179 Lisbon St

Lewiston, ME 04240

(207) 784-0768

Sam.warren@mail.house.gov