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Spokeswomen Winter 2022

Zoom

Spokeswomen: a facilitated peer group designed to help female entrepreneurs become more persuasive and effective communicators. How does it work? Through this highly interactive 8-week online program, participants will develop their own personal style by deepening their understanding of persuasive tools and practicing storytelling through a range of speaking scenarios. Participants will practice delivering planned speeches, providing and giving feedback, initiating difficult conversations, and improvising. The Spokeswomen cohort will have a maximum of 8 participants in order to allow for ample speaking opportunities in the allotted two-hour meeting window. The cohort meets virtually for 2 hours weekly on Tuesdays from

Free
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Farm to Business

Zoom

Are you interested in starting or growing your farm-based business? This 6-session program, facilitated by Erica Emery of Rustic Roots Farm in Farmington, will help you to develop or hone a business plan, set realistic goals, discuss your challenges with peers, and send you on your way to cultivating your farm business. This program is designed for new farm-based business owners who want to grow their business beyond their home or farm stand. The six sessions will involve discussing your motivation for starting a farm business, financing options, your market and customer base, and more. Participants will also learn how

Free
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Change Management Cohort

Zoom

The pandemic has impacted each of us, first hand, in countless ways both personally and in business. We learned to act and adapt quickly to survive. How can we better prepare ourselves for the next big change? In this workshop facilitated by Tara Paluck, we will apply the principles of Change Management Process to identify and acknowledge impacts, and plan a course of action for you, your business, your product / service, and your customers. Tara last served in the Business Transformation Office for JPMorgan Chase where she focused on both large and small scale consumer driven initiatives, including product

Free

Canva 101: Designing Social Media Graphics

Zoom

82% of consumers trust a company more if the founder uses social media. Whether you are brand new to Canva or have been using it for quite some time, this 1-hour virtual workshop with Corey Zimmerman will help you learn some tips and tricks for designing social media graphics that catch the eye and get customers clicking. Register today!

Free

Public Masonic Supper

On January 15, 2022, there will be a Public Takeout/Pickup supper at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Building, 70 Bryant,Road East Wilton, Maine, from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m.The menu will be Ham, Potato, Mixed Vegetables, applesauce, rolls, and brownies for dessert. $9.00 for Adults and $5.00 for those under 12. We would appreciate all meal reservations by 5.00 pm on Thursday, January 13th. We also offer home deliveries in the Farmington and Wilton area for $10.00 per delivered meal. For meal reservations you may call Alan Morison - 645-4366; Robert Lawrence - 7782354 or Alvin McDonald - 645-2190.

Martin Luther King Day service

via ZOOM

This year on Monday January 17 at 12 noon, Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry will be celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Zoom (no in-person service). The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85967121968?pwd=akJFZlBtKzhEblo3NXFqeXdLMllPUT09 and is also available on the FAEM website Worship Experiences tab at https://faemchurches.org/worship-experiences/. Our guest speaker this year will be Alyne Cistone. Alyne moved her family to Maine over a decade ago following her graduation from University of Nairobi and Case Western Reserve School of Law. As founder and CEO of Global Tides, LLC she understands the nuances of living in multiple worlds.  Alyne works with

Free
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FocusME Winter 2022: Tuesday 8:30am-10:30am Cohort

Zoom

The CEI Women’s Business Center and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. FocusME is a series of facilitated peer groups that provide a supportive network of other female business owners; a place to work on personal and professional growth, a sense of accountability, and an opportunity to learn from your peers’ experiences and expertise. This winter we are offering four virtual cohorts. Please note that in order to ensure that both groups are filled with businesses that are non-competitive and in similar stages of growth the WBC will make

Free
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Blue Stocking Salon Winter 2022 Cohort

Zoom

Blue Stocking Salon Winter 2022 Cohort “Bluestocking” refers to learned mid-eighteenth-century women (and men) who gathered in the great salons of London for intellectual conversation and witty banter. This literary salon “enjoyed society in undress” – that is, in their more practical country clothing, most notably their blue worsted stockings. The Bluestockings expanded the social boundaries of what women could think, write, and do. Modern-day bluestockings are distinctly unbound, intellectually curious women. This online discussion group will focus on issues related to women and entrepreneurship. We will consider select online articles, book excerpts, talks, and blogs, both contemporary and classic,

Free
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Farm to Business

Zoom

Are you interested in starting or growing your farm-based business? This 6-session program, facilitated by Erica Emery of Rustic Roots Farm in Farmington, will help you to develop or hone a business plan, set realistic goals, discuss your challenges with peers, and send you on your way to cultivating your farm business. This program is designed for new farm-based business owners who want to grow their business beyond their home or farm stand. The six sessions will involve discussing your motivation for starting a farm business, financing options, your market and customer base, and more. Participants will also learn how

Free
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FocusME Winter 2022: Wednesday 8:30am-10:30am Cohort

Zoom

The CEI Women’s Business Center and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. FocusME is a series of facilitated peer groups that provide a supportive network of other female business owners; a place to work on personal and professional growth, a sense of accountability, and an opportunity to learn from your peers’ experiences and expertise. This winter we are offering four virtual cohorts. Please note that in order to ensure that both groups are filled with businesses that are non-competitive and in similar stages of growth the WBC will make

Free
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Boundaries for a Thriving Business

Zoom

Many female business owners find that they are repeatedly asked to do unpaid work, work that is not within their skill set, or work that leaves them tired and at risk of burnout. However, running a business is not inherently draining -- especially when you have the tools to set healthy boundaries. In this 6-week cohort lead by Hannah Curtis, we will combine structured discussions and skill-building instruction to help you learn to say no, set limits, prioritize your work, and build and grow a business that really works for you. Join a group of supportive women business owners from

Free
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FocusME Winter 2022: Wednesday 11am-1pm Cohort

Zoom

The CEI Women’s Business Center and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. FocusME is a series of facilitated peer groups that provide a supportive network of other female business owners; a place to work on personal and professional growth, a sense of accountability, and an opportunity to learn from your peers’ experiences and expertise. This winter we are offering four virtual cohorts. Please note that in order to ensure that both groups are filled with businesses that are non-competitive and in similar stages of growth the WBC will make

Free