How To Pitch Yourself To A Podcast

Zoom

In this 1-hour virtual workshop, Kristan Vermeulen of Knotical will guide you through how to best represent yourself to be interviewed on podcasts. We will discuss how to choose which podcasts best fit your brand, how to reach out to podcasts, and how to pitch to podcasts. Register today!

Free

Instagram Reels and Stories for Business Engagement

Zoom

The way to learn more about your audience’s interest in your content is to engage directly with them! Instagram stories are the perfect way to connect with your audience in a more “on the fly” capacity that allows you to share behind the scenes, daily tasks and little snippets of your life that people can relate to in a less polished and planned out manner. Instagram Reels allow you to show off your work in a more creative way than a single photograph. In this webinar, social media consultant Katie Kelley will explain how to use Instagram stories and reels

Free

How She Built That: Hilary Crowell of The Cultivated Thread

Zoom

Join us June 23rd at 1:00 pm for How She Built That featuring Hilary Crowell of The Cultivated Thread, a small-batch weaving studio in Mid Coast Maine. Hilary started The Cultivated Thread in early 2020 with a focus on handwoven wearables and home goods. As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, Hilary quickly realized that she would not be able to sell her artisan handwoven goods at local fairs, festivals and farmer’s markets during the summer as planned. She worked closely with the WBC to make the jump from in-person selling to e-commerce, initially focusing on developing a strong website

Free

Going Global: How to Expand Your Business Internationally

Zoom

Have you ever wondered if your products/services would sell in Iceland or Canada?  What does it look like to do business internationally?  How do you know if your business is ready to export? In this workshop, we will hear from Jodi Breau of Dental Lace, Inc. about her experience of exploring opportunities and markets — to now selling her product in over 40 countries. We will also hear from Billie Cary, Trade Information Specialist with the Maine International Trade Center. Billie will explain how the Maine International Trade Center and other state and federal resources can help you to bring

Free

The Growth Stage of Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Opportunities for BIPOC Entrepreneurs in Maine

Zoom

Startup Maine and CEI Women’s Business Center are collaborating on a three-part virtual series focused on BIPOC entrepreneurship in Maine. Each panel event will explore the opportunities and barriers that exist for BIPOC entrepreneurs at the stages of ideation, launch and growth. In the Growth Stage panel, we will explore the BIPOC entrepreneur experience of shifting from a workable business entity to a platform for growth. We will discuss the barriers that entrepreneurs face at the growth stage, and think creatively about existing resources that may help to address these challenges. We will follow the panel with an audience Q&A.

Free

Write to Discover~a virtual Creative Writing Workshop fundraiser

Zoom

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties presents: Write to Discover~a virtual Creative Writing Workshop fundraiser. Explore the writer in you, while donating to a good cause. Join Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators, Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech, for a Saturday afternoon of art and writing. In this session we will brainstorm beginnings, middles, and ends through writing/collaging to discover what comes next. Workshops are family friendly, all ages and levels of experience welcome. Sliding scale, $10 suggested donation. All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring. To register go to our website at westernmaineliteracy.org and click on the donate button.

Write to Discover~a virtual Creative Writing Workshop

Zoom

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties presents: Write to Discover~a virtual Creative Writing Workshop fundraiser.  Explore the writer in you, while donating to a good cause. Join Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators, Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech, for a Saturday afternoon of art and writing. In this session we will brainstorm beginnings, middles, and ends through writing/collaging to discover what comes next.Workshops are family friendly,  all ages and levels of experience welcome. Sliding scale,  $10 suggested donation. All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring. To register go to our website at westernmaineliteracy.org and click on the donate button.

Sliding scale

Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry Good Friday service

Zoom

We hope you can join us on Zoom this year for the annual Good Friday Service on Friday, April 2, 2021, at noon. The service is sponsored by Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry (FAEM). Pastors, readers and musicians from various local churches will participate. The link for the zoom service is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84586871082?pwd=cVp2elZZdUR6cnI5S2w3V0M1NzBNZz09 It can also be found on the FAEM website https://faemchurches.org under the “Worship Experiences” tab.   Please note that there will be no FAEM-sponsored Easter Sunrise service this year. Hopefully next year we will be able to celebrate in the traditional way.   Any questions, please email mclinticsmith@gmail.com

Free

Annual Corporator’s Meeting Farmington Public Library

Zoom

The public is invited to listen to the yearly report and ask questions about the library.  Anyone is welcome to fill out a corporator registration at the public library to be able to vote for the board members running for election. If anyone is unable to attend the meeting, they may submit questions on paper to the library at least one day prior to the meeting, or send an email to bfmarshall63@gmail.com. Barbara Marshall is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Library Corporators Meeting Time: Apr 15, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting

free

Write to Discover: A virtual creative writing workshop fundraiser

Zoom

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties presents: Write to Discover~a virtual Creative Writing Workshop fundraiser Explore the writer in you, while donating to a good cause. Join Maine Humanities Council Co Facilitators, Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech, for a Saturday afternoon of art and writing. In this session we will use list-poems, art, and collage to imagine and record our dreams for beautiful futures in tiny, shareable book form. Workshops are family friendly, all ages and levels of experience welcome. Sliding scale, $10 suggested donation. All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring. To register for 1 session or all

Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District March 2021 Board Meeting

Zoom

Public Notice The Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding its next board meeting on Friday, March 15, 2021 via Zoom.  This meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to commence at 9 a.m.  The agenda, account information and other items discussed will be shared during the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82239324363?pwd=dmFpZkR1Nm00QXRnTUY0NmdOeUxhUT09 Meeting ID: 822 3932 4363     Passcode: 801989 Dial by your location         +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)           +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Franklin County Women in Business Virtual Meet Up

Zoom

Join the CEI Women’s Business Center and the Franklin County Women in Business at their next virtual meet-up on Friday, March 5th at 8:00 am.  WBC Business Advisor Lorri Brown will be discussing how to use email marketing to strategically grow your small businesses. Please bring your questions and join us.   To join the virtual meet-up, please RSVP to lorri.brown@ceimaine.org