New Ventures Maine is an incredible organization. I'd like to say how grateful I am to this organization whose sole mission is "helping Maine people succeed in the changing economy and achieve economic security."
I first started working with micro business specialist, Jenn Dobransky for business planning during the first stages of starting my business. Her early input was invaluable. When she reached out this fall and encouraged me to compete in the New Ventures Marketing Mini-Grant Pitch, I was excited to present our marketing project. When I learned we had won the Midcoast award, I was overjoyed!
There were many other people that shared their time and energy with New Ventures Maine for this generous grant. A partial list includes the panel of judges: Karry Kane- Norway Savings, Jamie Logan- Department of Economic & Community, State of Maine, David Hill- Maine Small Business Development Center & Coastal Enterprise, Inc. and Alyra Donisvitch-New Ventures Maine. And of course, Jenn Dobransky-New Ventures Maine.
This month, Ione Floral Design will be fulfilling a marketing dream, collaborating with other wedding vendors on an inspiration timeless wedding photo shoot. We will be sharing more details about the project as we get closer to the event. We just wanted to say thank you to New Ventures Maine for believing in our little flower studio!
Photo Credit: Christophe Zydek|Model: Izzi Mickunas