Steps to Start a Business

Common Threads of Maine 90 Bridge Street, Suite 305,, Westbrook, ME

The CEI Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Westbrook-based Common Threads of Maine (CTM) are collaborating in this in-person 4-part cohort. During each interactive session, participants will learn the steps to start a business, the key elements of financial projections, and how to develop a business plan. Existing business owners in the textile industry will join and share their experiences on how they started their business. Aspiring entrepreneurs in other industries may also benefit from this business training series. This program will take place in-person at Common Threads of Maine, 90 Bridge Street, Suite 305, Westbrook, ME 04092 The WBC and CTM monitor

Free workshop, Registration Required

Hiring Event Job Fair!

UMF - Learning Center Parking Lot 252 Main Street., Farmington, ME

Outside Hiring Event, Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington June 8, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington, ME 04938 Sponsored By: Wilton CareerCenter, University of Maine, Farmington   Outside Hiring Event, Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington | 10 am to Noon The following employers will be at this event: CMCC Community Concepts General Dynamics/BIW Industrial Roofing Company Living Innovations ND Paper Promise Early Education Center Somerset County Sheriff Sugarloaf US Border Patrol Come join us in Farmington on Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 from 10:00 am to Noon for an Outside Hiring

Hiring Event Job Fair!

UMF - Learning Center Parking Lot 252 Main Street., Farmington, ME

Outside Hiring Event, Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington June 8, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington, ME 04938 Sponsored By: Wilton CareerCenter, University of Maine, Farmington   Outside Hiring Event, Learning Center Parking Lot, UMF, Farmington | 10 am to Noon The following employers will be at this event: CMCC Community Concepts General Dynamics/BIW Industrial Roofing Company Living Innovations ND Paper Promise Early Education Center Somerset County Sheriff Sugarloaf US Border Patrol Come join us in Farmington on Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 from 10:00 am to Noon for an Outside Hiring

Hiring Event

UMF - Learning Center Parking Lot 252 Main Street., Farmington, ME

Maine CareerCenters in collaboration with the University of Maine, Farmington will be hosting a Hiring Event on Wednesday, June 8th from 10:00am-Noon in the Learning Center Parking Lot, 270 Main Street, UMaine, Farmington.  The event is opened to the public and will be held rain or shine.  Please join us!

Free

Get Ready for the Holidays- Shipping 101

Zoom

Topic: Business Basics In this first of our three-part series, WBC Consultant Cathy Roberts will review the basics of shipping for you small business, including cost control, packaging and streamlining your processes. Shipping 101 will begin with an overview of looking at how to charge for handling and shipping products. We will be looking at inside packaging to the outside box to determine projected costs. Packaging and shipping can be a statement about you and your business. We will also look at how your “story” can be reflected in these choices. There is much to consider in choosing your packaging

Free

Getting Started with QuickBooks Online for Business Owners

Zoom

Launch and use QuickBooks Online like a pro! In this 4-part course, Kitty Barbee, of Barbee Business Services, will walk through the fundamentals of QuickBooks online so you can start utilizing this bookkeeping software for your business. Kitty will take a step-by-step approach to setting up and navigating through the important functionality of QuickBooks Online for business owners. Join this cohort to learn how to enter invoices, sales receipts, and customer payments into QuickBooks Online. This workshop will cover common functions including utilizing the bank feed as well as reconciling accounts and running reports. This cohort is available to Maine-based

Free

Annual Yard Sale

A two-day massive yard sale.  We will have a large variety of furniture, dishes, linens, toys, and so much more.  Donations are being accepted by calling 778-2420 or 778-3808.  No early birds please. All proceeds go to mission and outreach work in the community.

Free

Meet the Author

Chesterville Town Office 409 Dutch Gap Road, Chesterville, ME

25+ Maine Authors covering a variety of literature will be coming from all over the State of Maine. Each other will have a table where you can ask questions, purchase books and get autographs. There will be a silent auction with even more authors represented. There will be a lunch and baked goods for sale. All proceeds will go to Our Chesterville Community Library and there programs to support literacy and purchase a bookmobile and someday a permanent home for the library.

Trinity Baked Bean Supper Take Out

Trinity UMC 612 FARMINGTON FALLS RD, Trinity United Methodist Church, FARMINGTON, ME

Trinity United Methodist Church is having a Baked Bean Supper Take Out on June 11th, 2022 at 4:00 pm-5:30 pm. The pick up for the meal is at our front entrance. We deliver it to you in your car!! The meal consists of homemade baked beans, a red hot dog, a homemade biscuit, fresh coleslaw, and brownies. We are asking for a $7.00 donation for each meal. The proceeds go to our general fund to continue serving our community in many different capacities. Thank you for your support. Call to reserve meals at 207-778-3921.

Free

Campfire Chronicles

Martin Woods Farm 24 Abijah Hill Rd., Starks, ME

Join us at Martin Woods Farm in Starks for good old fashion fun. There will be live music, good food, a variety of games to play, dancing, and of course, a campfire. Come see the farm, and hear Cole Martin and other local musicians.

$20

The Gawler Family Band

Vienna Union Hall 5 Vienna Mountain Road, Vienna, ME

The Gawlers are a fun-loving, fiddling family band — from the heart of Maine — with shining smiles and joyful sounds. John and Ellen Gawler are master fiddle and banjo players and their three daughters, Molly, Edith and Elsie grew up with the music and formed a band of their own – The Gawler Sisters. The band includes “brother” Bennett Konesni and Ethan Tischler (Elsie’s partner.) The full band has a gorgeous and high-spirited sound of string instruments (fiddle, banjo, guitar, cello, bass) as well as harmony singing. ABOUT THE GAWLER FAMILY BAND Inspired by years of playing for dances

$15 – $20

Bates College Clean Sweep | HUGE indoor yard sale

Underhill Arena 145 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME

After two years off because of COVID-19, The Bates Clean Sweep sale returns this Sunday, June 12. The college’s annual indoor "garage sale" gathers thousands of items left behind by departing students and offers them to the public at prices far below what products cost new. This year’s sale will include clothing, electronics, furniture, appliances, athletics and outdoor equipment, and countless other items. Proceeds from sale benefit local nonprofit organizations Safe Voices and John F. Murphy Homes. Safe Voices is a domestic violence resource center serving survivors in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties, and John F. Murphy Homes provides life-enriching

Free