Events

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 events@emdc.org

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Business Services Workshops

Workshop information coming soon!

 

 

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 aoechslie@emdc.org; 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

Bidding On and Performing Government Contracts

Do you have questions on what's involved in getting registered to work with the federal government?  Do you know how to prepare a winning bid?  After you win the award, what must you be prepared to deal with while performing the contract?

Get the answers to all these questions and more with Maine PTAC Regional Manager and Counselor, Ernie Gray.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
    970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland
    RSVP: Cindy Lewis at clewis@emdc.org or 207.974-3223

Introduction to Government Contracting

Learn the ropes of government contracting with Maine PTAC Counselor, Dana Delano as he explains what it takes to sell to the government.

Small business owners looking to sell their products and services will learn how to register with the federal, state and local government, what the government is buying and much more!

    Wednesday, February 10; 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Madawaska Town Office
    328 St. Thomas Street, Madawaska
    RSVP: ddelano@nmdc.org or 207.521.5840

Learn the ropes of government contracting with Maine PTAC Program Manager and Counselor, Ken Bloch as he explains what it takes to sell to the government.

Small business owners looking to sell their products and services will learn how to register with the federal, state and local government, what the government is buying and much more!

    Wednesday, February 17; 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Eastern Maine Development Corporation
    40 Harlow Street, Bangor
    RSVP Cindy Lewis at clewis@emdc.org or 207.974.3223

Government Marketing Strategies

Join Maine PTAC Regional Manager and government contracting counselor, Ernie Gray for this session where small business owners will explore the resources available to their business when they develop their marketing strategy for government contracting at the local, state and federal levels.

Thursday, February 18; 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
125 Manley Road, Auburn
RSVP: Cindy Lewis at clewis@emdc.org or 207.974.3223
Introduction to SBA's HUBZone Program

What is a Hubzone and what do I need to do to take advantage of one?  Learn what Hubzones are, what opportunities are available and how to register for this program.

Wednesday, March 9; 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC)
Conference Room A, 53 Prescott Drive, Machias
RSVP: ddelano@nmdc.org or 207.521.5840
Understanding Federal 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 iss an event 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.  Ken Block, Maine PTAC Program Manager and government contracting counselor, will explain what it takes to sell to the government entities and expand your business opportunities.

Wednesday, March 16; 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Department of Economic Community and Development (DECD)
3rd Floor Conference Room - 111 Sewall Street, Augusta
RSVP: Cindy Lewis at clewis@emdc.org or 207.974.3223
2016 New England Federal 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
To register and for more information please visit: http://www.us-ipe.org/