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Twin Villages Business Forum


Photo Credit: Tyler Plummer - Maine Aerial Photography Services, LLC.

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DIY Your Business
Make Connections . Get Results

Friday, September 28, 2018
CLC YMCA, Damariscotta
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Twin Villages Business Forum returns to Lincoln County at the newly renovated Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta.  Join us for a full day of business DIY, interactive workshops, and panel discussions designed to help you develop tools for your business, nonprofit, or community organization.

Throughout the day, breakout sessions will cover everything from economic development through collaboration, to the art of the side-hustle, to customer opinion “damage control,” navigating multi-generational company culture, and even the many ways to fund  your startup or expansion, some of which may surprise you. 

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Program of Events

8:00 - 8:30

Registration / Check - In

8:30 - 8:45


8:45 - 10:15


Welcome and preview of the day

Plenary Session

Funds & Financing: Bringing Bucks to Your Business


10:30 - 11:15
Session One

11:15 - 12:00
Session Two



Morning Break-Out Sessions

Participants choose two out of three:

  • Economic Development through Collaboration: The Advantages of Partnership

  • The Art of the Side Hustle: Passions into Profit

  • DIY Your Website: Yes, you can make it better!

12:15 - 1:00

Lunch and Learn

Crowdfunding and Your Business with Lucas McNelly of Long Winter Soap Co.

1:15 - 2:00
Session One

2:00 - 2:45
Session Two


Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

Participants choose two out of three:

  • “Making It” : What success looks like for Boomers, Gen-X’ers & Millennials

  • Damage Control: Transforming Problems into Opportunities

  • Get Noticed: Why ‘digital’ matters, and what you need to know about it

Plenary Session

2:45 - 3:30


Q & A “Jeopardy” Game

3:30 - 4:00

Wrap Up and Thank You


Followed by networking and lively conversation