Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
AVCOG provides financing assistance for start-ups, expansions and modernizations throughout the tri-county area. Funding for the agency’s lending, grant and technical assistance programs are secured through a mix of state and federal loan and grant programs and strategic partnerships. In addition to our direct loan programs, AVCOG also provides assistance to businesses in accessing other local and state sources of financing.
Community Concepts Finance Corporation
Our Business Advisors work one-on-one with individuals looking to start a new business, expand their current business or acquire an existing business to determine their specific needs. Every loan client gets access to Technical Assistance provided Free-of-Charge. We will help you develop and refine your business plan or existing operations with the end goal of making you traditionally bankable.
Coastal Enterprises, Inc (CEI)
CEI and its subsidiaries offer business and project financing and technical support for a wide range of small business, community facilities, renewable energy, affordable housing and mixed used real estate projects and ventures. With flexible business financing, loans, investments, rates and terms, CEI is able to leverage its capital with banks and other sources.
LA Metro Chamber of Commerce – Economic Development Division
Through its Economic Development division, the LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce provides commercial loans up to $350,000 to businesses of all sizes and types. Created to facilitate private sector investment and job creation, our loan program can be used for business acquisition, site purchase & development, construction & rehabilitation, machinery & equipment, inventory, and working capital. For more information, contact the Chamber at 207.783.2249 ext. 1207.
Efficiency Maine is the independent administrator for energy efficiency programs in Maine. Efficiency Maine’s mission is to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine by promoting cost-effective energy efficiency and alternative energy systems. Efficiency Maine does this primarily by delivering rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lights and equipment to help customers save electricity, natural gas and heating fuels throughout the Maine economy. Efficiency Maine is governed by a stakeholder Board of Trustees with oversight from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
Androscoggin Bank prides itself on providing Maine’s small business owners with lending products that get business moving–fast! We’re the first community bank in Maine to offer an online lending tool that gives you a pre-approval in seconds AND an affordable rate.