FARMINGTON — Entrepreneurs Connect will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Fairbanks School Meeting House.

Local entrepreneurs, business owners and community members will have the opportunity to network and learn from presenters who have entrepreneurial experience.

This event will focus on the journeys of four area entrepreneurs. Keynote speakers will be Erica Emery and Dave Allen of Rustic Roots Farm in Farmington. The Entrepreneur Journeys panel includes: Bruce Albiston, Adaptive Outdoor Education Center in Carrabassett Valley; Andrea Bowen, Maine Mud in Weld; and Josh Michaud, Expenet in Wilton

SCORE business mentors, CPAs Steve Veazey and Pat Peabody, will talk about using financial statements to improve performance. And how to have a conversation with your banker will be presented by panelists Steve Thomas, senior vice president, senior commercial lender from Skowhegan Savings Bank; Derek Hayes, director of commercial lending from Franklin Savings Bank; and Rick Fournier, commercial relationship manager from Bangor Savings Bank.

The Greater Franklin Development Council, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Business Center at CEI are co-sponsoring the event. 

A limited amount of scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are offered a reduced fee to attend.

Those interested in attending the event should register by May 8. For more information, and to register go online to: www.entrepreneursconnect2017spring.eventbrite.com or call 207-778-5887.


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