Dixfield business celebrated by state, local agencies

Sun Journal: Saturday, February 25, 2017 DIXFIELD — When Scott Blaisdell, co-owner of Surry Seafood Co., talked with George Kimball of SCORE about Blaisdell's new business “it was like heaven,” he said. Blaisdell, along with his wife, Tracy, and his sister-in-law Tamera Richard took over the seafood business from his sister and her husband in April 2016. They opened in time for Mother’s Day, Blaisdell said Thursday during Celebrating Our Small Business Successes, a gatheri...
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CCFC hosts Work-from-Home training

S.Paris- Community Concepts Finance Corporation (CCFC) is hosting a 2 week Work-from-Home training seminar put on by Argo Marketing and the South Paris Career Center at 17 Market Square, South Paris. The class will train applicants as Inbound Customer Service Communicators.  After completing the course attendees will have full-time or part-time work through Argo’s Work-from-Home program. "Our greatest strength has always been the great work ethic of the people of Maine,” says Jason Levesq...
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Local Seafood Co. Now Open Year Round!

What used to be a seasonal operation is now open year round. Scott & Tracy Blaisdell along with Tamara Richard are the new owners of Surry Seafood Co., located at 60 Weld St in Dixfield. The three recently purchased the business and have been expanding services ever since.   With help in part by a loan from Community Concepts Finance Corp, they were able to purchase new heating equipment which will keep their business open through the cold weather. With a newly expanded dining room, t...
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New program for business loans

AUBURN — The city of Auburn and Community Concepts Finance Corp. have finalized an agreement which will provide new financing options for Auburn-based businesses. The result is a new loan pool funded equally by CCFC and the city of Auburn that is earmarked for businesses based in the city, with a concentration of effort being placed on TIF District 10, which extends from Union Street to the river and as far south as Academy Street. This loan pool will compliment other lending programs ...
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Community Concepts Finance Corp Receives Top Lender Award

SOUTH PARIS — The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded Community Concepts Finance Corp. with the honor of Top Performing Microlender for the second year in a row. To achieve this recognition CCFC provided 24 loans to Maine businesses through the SBA Microloan program totaling more than $899,000 in fiscal year 2016. CCFC greatly exceeded its fiscal year 2016 goals throughout its business lending services, showing continued growth and measurable impact. In total, CCFC inve...
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