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Business Lending and Technical Assistance 

CEO of MaineStream Finance, Jayne Crosby Giles, joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to talk business lending and technical assistance. In addition to the First Time Home Buyer Education, MSF offer three additional trainings: Incubator Without Walls is a 12-session training that teaches individuals how to start or expand a business with 5 or fewer employees. Monday, February 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor: Business 101 provides an overview of the pros and cons of operating a small business, developing a business plan and resources for business development. Monday, February 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor:Wednesday, February 16th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Penquis, 170 Pleasant Street, Rockland: Thursday, February 17th from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Drive, Suite 1 in East Millinocket. Money Smart -a free online financial education course. Sample topics include:An introduction to bank servicesAn introduction to creditHow to choose and keep a checking account Why you should save, save, saveHow to recover financially and rebuild your credit after a financial-setback There is no cost to participate in MSF services! The website is www.mainestreamfinance.org