SCORE, Chamber to offer seminar


LEWISTON — Lewiston-Auburn SCORE and the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on “Business Financing and Loan Sources” on April 14, 9 a.m.-noon, at The Chamber, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston.

Many business startups turn out to be under-financed, causing the new entrepreneur to fail even though the concept may otherwise be a winning one. This seminar will provide guidance in determining funding needs and loan sources, and will be also useful to existing businesses encountering problems with new loan qualifications and enhanced regulations.

Leading the seminar will be John Belisle, commercial loan officer at Mechanics Savings Bank, and Helen Brimigion, lender services specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration in Augusta. Both individuals have had extensive experience in working with small businesses. A nominal fee will be charged.

Register for the seminar with the Androscoggin Chamber at 783-2249 or fax at 783-4481. Register online at: