Business After Hours

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates a monthly “after hours” meeting for local professionals and business owners to mingle and network.

Held the in the evening the 4th Wednesday of every month at various area-businesses.

Upcoming Business After Hours Schedule:
May:  Perry’s Furniture
June:  The Wentworth Event Center
July:  Pray’s Homes
August:  Maine Alpaca Experience
September:  Northport Gold Club
October:  ServPro
November:  Rollie’s & The Shrine Club
December:  Camden National Bank

Downtown Coffee Club

Our Town Belfast’s monthly gathering of downtown business persons. Join us for coffee, light breakfast refreshments, and a guided discussion on issues important to us all.

Held the 4th Tuesday of every month from 8-9am at different downtown business locations.

Upcoming Coffee Club Schedule:
October: Treasured Leaf Tea Co.

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Here are just a handful of additional available area resources for small businesses:

City of Belfast / Economic Development:  Whether you are an existing business already located here in the City of Belfast, a business just starting up, or a business considering expanding or relocating to the Belfast region, our office can serve as your single point of contact throughout your business development project.

The U.S. Small Business Administration:  Information on starting and managing a business, financing options, contracting, counseling and training

The Maine Employers Initiative:  Provides Maine’s public and private employers with technical assistance, training and statewide recognition for taking steps to promote educational and career advancement opportunities for their employees.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc:  CEI is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporationand Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing and support for job-creating small businesses, natural resources industries, community facilities, and affordable housing.

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community:  Helping individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, be active in the community.  WWC offers guidance, classes and workshops at no cost to individuals in four areas: