FARMINGTON – The Women’s Business Center at Coastal Enterprises Inc. will hold an orientation of services, which are available through the Rim Counties Women’s Business Initiative, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The orientation will be held at the Mountain Heritage Center, Church Street Commons, 109 Church St.

The center provides free one-on-one counseling, low cost workshops and networking opportunities for women in Maine to assist them in starting, maintaining or expanding small businesses.

The discussion will focus on how the Women’s Business Center uses innovative online technologies as well as in-person counseling, training and networking to reach women in business throughout the state.

The guest speaker will be Linda Greenlaw, author of “The Hungry Ocean” and “The Lobster Chronicles” and the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. Born in Connecticut but raised in Maine, she lives on Isle au Haut.

Greenlaw will discuss factors that have contributed to her success as a woman in business. The session is for women who are thinking of starting a business or are in business, as well as people who provide resources for business and economic development in the Western Mountains region.

There is no fee to attend; however, preregistration is required. To register, contact Beth Raburn at 1-207-882-7552, ext. 167, or [email protected]; or register online at

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