“Thank you so much for inviting TapSnap to your Summerfest event and to everyone who stopped by the kiosk to have some fun! You all did such an amazing job with this event! Catherine, you are a delight to know and an inspiring leader. Cindy and I look forward to being members of this organization.”
Pamela Dube, Owner, TAPSNAP1076
Friends of the IFOB
We have a vast network of organizations and members who share our mission to support family-owned businesses. Within that network we have a number of like-minded organizations that we like to partner with who share our interest in supporting the Maine economy, helping each other prosper and learning from each other.
In this section of our website, we have listed some of our IFOB friends and hope you will find their organizations equally beneficial.
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LiveandWorkinMaine.com was created to showcase Maine’s employment market…
The competition for talent is global – and high demand talent has the ability to work and live where they choose. Maine’s quality of life should be marketed as a competitive advantage.
Maine needs to attract and retain the next generation of talent.
The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAMe) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization comprised of over 300 companies and 100 students in Maine. They serve their membership by providing education and workforce training, business growth services, cluster initiatives, legislative advocacy, scholarship programs, networking opportunities and industry partnerships.
Junior Achievement: empowering young people to own their economic success.
Undoubtedly you’ve heard of Junior Achievement. Maybe you even participated in a JA activity when you were in school. Junior Achievement of Maine teaches K-12 students the skills they will need to succeed as adults: Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. As leader of a family-owned business, you know how hard it is to find qualified, enthusiastic workers to help your company succeed. JA of Maine is engaging tomorrow’s leaders today with a variety of programs that help kids see the possibilities in setting their sights on working with Maine businesses.
JA of Maine makes it easy for you, your family members, your employees (or ideally, all three) to make a difference in Maine student’s lives and inspire them to reach for a rewarding career. There are many ways you can support JA of Maine. Here are just a few:
Goodwill of Northern New England provides resources for a number of business leaders on workforce development programs offered by Goodwill. Through their partnership with Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. they offer the following Business and Employer Services:
The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) seeks to build and expand the State’s environmental, energy, and clean technology sectors. E2Tech acts as a catalyst to stimulate growth in this sector by facilitating networking opportunities, serving as a clearinghouse for objective information, and leading efforts to promote the sector.