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Helping Maine Small Business in Maine - MTI and Score
April 17, 2012  

Helping small businesses in Maine get off the ground and thrive. We spoke with leaders from the Maine Technology Institute and SCOREMaine about their organizations and what they offer new and emerging businesses in Maine. We also heard from two individuals who have worked with MTI and SCOREMaine and can offer firsthand accounts of how they were helped.

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Host Keith Shortall spoke with:

    Betsy Biemann, President of MTI - Maine Technology Institute.   She joined MTI after working as an associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. In 2010, MaineBiz named Betsy to their NEXT List of ten individuals they think will influence the future of Maine's economy

    Paul Dobbins, the President of Ocean Approved, an aquaculture company in Portland that farms kelp and other vegetables from the sea.

    Nancy Strojny, Chair of the Portland, Maine Chapter of SCORE. She was honored as one of 11 White House Champions of Change for outstanding leadership in entrepreneurial mentoring, counseling and training.

    Lew Hews, Owner/Publisher, Current Publishing LLC. Current Publishing publishes six award-winning, weekly newspapers, covering 42 communities in Cumberland & York Counties.

    Maine Technology Institute


    Nancy Strojny

    Current Publishing LLC

    Ocean Approved 


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