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

The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business

Aimed at owners and managers of businesses with 50 or fewer employees, this FREE workshop will explore how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts small businesses, and will help employers make informed decisions about whether or not to offer coverage.
We will discuss the Small business Health Options Program (SHOP), ACA requirements, potential tax implications, and ways to assist employees in navigating the individual health insurance Marketplace.

Wednesday, September 24
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dyke Center for Family Business
Husson University
1 College Circle


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.

Penquis Higher Education Center OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, August 19th, 5-7pm
50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Come learn about all the educational opportunities available through Eastern Maine Community College and Piscataquis Valley Adult Education at the Penquis Higher Education Center Open House, located in Dover-Foxcroft. EMCC will be cooking up a tasty barbeque, offering tours of the facility, and information about upcoming classes from EMCC and Adult Ed.

The Penquis Higher Education Center offers interactive television, online, and onsite courses. Personalized resources such as financial aid advising, registration, academic and career counseling, testing, and a library and computer facility are available for use.

The Center provides the perfect opportunity for those in Piscataquis County to start or continue their education. Find out more at the Open House!


Maine PTAC Workshops

Maine PTAC and General Services Administration presents:

"Federal Contracting: Follow the Money and You'll Find the Opportunities"

Join Jerry D. Smith, Sr., GSA’s Director of the Regional Office of Small Business Utilization to learn about contracting trends, what GSA is purchasing, and how to be successful when working with GSA.

Monday, September 22; 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brunswick Landing (Building #27 - Community Room)
8 Venture Avenue, Brunswick, ME 04011
PRESENTER: Jerry D. Smith, Sr., GSA
RSVP Required:
Subcontracting Strategies for Small Businesses

Are you a small business owner that already sells your products and services to the government? Join Maine PTAC for an in-depth workshop that will help you continue to find success with government contracting. This workshop will introduce different strategies to ease into government contracting, how to market to prime contracts, and more.

Wednesday, September 24; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road, Auburn
PRESENTER: Ernie Gray, Maine PTAC Regional Manager
RSVP Required:
Scoring Well Against RFPs

Join Melody Weeks, Maine PTAC Program Manager, as she discusses the ins-and-outs of RFPs. To learn more about this workshop click here.

Tuesday, October 14; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
EMDC; 40 Harlow Street, Bangor
Presenter: Melody Weeks
RSVP Required: or 207.974.3223
Tapping into the Government Market

Details coming soon!

Tuesday, October 28; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
EMDC - Ellsworth; 248 State Street, Suite 15A
Presenter: Melody Weeks
RSVP Required: or 207.974.3223