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

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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

Marketing Tools for Government Contracting

Join Maine PTAC and DBE Supportive Services, as we discuss with you the key marketing tools to be successful in government contracting. As a small business owner, in this workshop, you will learn how to develop an elevator pitch, create a unique capability statement, complete successful market research and more!

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

Thursday, October 15; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation - Ellsworth Office
248 State Street, Suite 15 A, Ellsworth
Government Market Research

This is a government contracting-focused workshop that will give small business owners the opportunity to explore the resources available to their business when they develop their marketing strategy for government contracting at the local, state and federal levels. Presented by a Maine PTAC counselor.

Thursday, September 17; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
125 Manley Road, Auburn
RSVP: or call 207.974.3223

Wednesday, December 9; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Northern Maine Development Commission
11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou
RSVP: or 207.521.5840
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. This workshop will explain what it takes to sell to government entities and expand your business opportunities.

Thursday, September 17; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Washington County Community College
One College Drive, Calais
RSVP: or 207.521.5840

Thursday, October 8; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sunrise County Development Council
53 Prescott Drive, Conference Room A, Machias
RSVP: or 207.521.5840
Introduction to Government Contracting

Learn the ropes of government contracting with Maine PTAC counselor Ernie Gray as he explains what it takes to sell to the government. Small business owners looking to get into government contracting will learn how to register with the federal government, what the government is buying and much more!

Wednesday, October 14; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland
RSVP: or 207.974.3223

Thursday, November 5; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
125 Manley Road, Auburn
RSVP: or 207.974.3223
2016 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, April 13 & Thursday, April 14, 2016;
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
363 Maine Mall Road, Portland
For more information and to register please visit: