Eastern Maine Development Corporation hosts, sponsors and presents a wide range of events, presentations and workshops throughout the year. For more information on events and workshops please email

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Business Services Workshops


Google is updating its search tools to favor websites that work well on mobile devices over those that fail its criteria for "mobile-friendliness". This will affect your business, if it hasn't already done so.



Please Join Us

          Wednesday, May 20th

                8:00 am  to 9:00 am

      Bangor Savings Bank Eames Center


Tim Archambault of Reach Maine Digital Marketing Agency will present "5 Tips To Capture Your Growing Mobile Audience" that will include tips to overcome this change as well as provide additional tips to improve your mobile marketing efforts.


Following the presentation, we will have an open Q&A session to help you solve marketing problems and learn of opportunities that are impacting your business today.


To Register, Click Here.



About Our Presenter:


Tim has 19 years experience in driving digital marketing through product/project management with particular expertise in marketing analytics/performance measurement across many industries. Tim earned an MBA from the Maine Business School in 2001 and a BA in Business - Finance in 1993 from the University of Maine.

Reach Maine Digital Marketing Agency, provides digital marketing services for over 100 organizations in Maine across many industries including: International e-commerce, Healthcare, Local & Regional Government, and Local Retail.


Workforce Development Workshops

Space is limited for workshops. Early registration is recommended.
All workshops are free for Workforce customers. 

Employability Workshops

Second and Fourth Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Bangor
RSVP REQUIRED: Amanda Grant; space is limited

Financial Literacy Workshops

Second and Fourth Thursday of every month 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Bangor
Advanced registration required: Career Center Reception 561-4050 ask for Janet Smith

Workforce Investment Act Application Sessions

EMDC Workforce also offers regularly scheduled application sessions for individuals who think they might qualify for training and services through the Workforce Investment Act. Learn more about those sessions here.


Maine PTAC Workshops

Matchmaker Prep

Maine PTAC will present hands-on training sessions that will prepare you for the August 6, 2015 New England Matchmaker event in Portland. You will learn how to write a compelling one-page capability statement to set yourself apart from the competition, research procurement opportunities, prepare an effective elevator speech and how to make the best of your time at the Matchmaker. The various dates and locations are below. To RSVP please contact or call 207.974.3223.

- Wednesday, July 15 (10:00 a.m. to Noon) - FULL
GPCOG, 970 Baxter Blvd., Portland

- Tuesday, July 21 (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
SBA Maine District Office, 68 Sewall St., Augusta

- Wednesday, July 22 (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
NMDC, 11 West Presque Isle Rd., Caribou

- Friday, July 24 (10:00 a.m. to Noon)
GPCOG, 970 Baxter Blvd., Portland
Annual SAM  (System Award Management) Renewal Assistance Workshop

This workshop is for Maine PTAC clients with an expired SAM. Maine PTAC will offer a hands-on workshop assisting clients with updating their SAM. If your SAM has expired or the expiration date is quickly approaching please join us. Maine PTAC counselor, Melody Weeks will be available to assist clients with any questions and/or concerns regarding the SAM re-registration process. Please bring your lap-top and/or tablet to access the SAM website. WiFi will be provided. 

Thursday, July 16; 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC)
40 Harlow Street, Bangor
RSVP: or 207.974.3223
2015 Maine and New Hampshire Goverment Procurement Training and Matchmaker

This event is being co-hosted by the New England U.S. Small Business Administration, Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center, New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Eastern Maine Development Corporation and New Hampshire Division of Economic Development.

The objective of this event is to connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors so that the agencies and primes can fulfill their procurement goals and businesses can capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.

Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6; See agenda on website for details
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
363 Maine Mall Road, Portland
To register please visit:
Understanding Bids: How to Read and Respond

If you are currently selling to the Government or interested in giving it a try but you are unsure about the process, this is a learning opportunity you won't want to miss!

Learn how to read the details of local, state and federal government product and service solicitations and how to respond with a winning bid proposal. Melody Weeks Maine PTAC Program Manager, will explain what it takes to sell to government entities and expand your business opportunities.

Thursday, September 17; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
DECD Burton Cross Building - 3rd Floor Conference Room
111 Sewall Street, Augusta
RSVP: or 207.974.3223