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Some Northeast Harbor Business Owners Eligible for SBA Loans 

Small businesses impacted by last summer’s massive fire in Northeast Harbor are now eligible for special federal loans.Senator Olympia Snowe announced the news Friday.Economic Injury Disaster Loans are distributed through the Small Business Administration to help business owners repair damages…they can also be used as working capital to keep a business afloat after a disaster.The July 2008 fire wiped out several businesses, including a restaurant and an art gallery.Business owners can apply for the loans through September first.The maximum loan amount is two million dollars.Snowe says she’s hoping the loans will help the affected business owners reopen and rebuild their livelihoods as quickly as possible.