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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: How Immigrant Business Owners Contribute to Maine & What Resources Are Available To Them


We highlight immigrant-owned small businesses and learn how these new Mainers are contributing to Maine’s economy. We’ll also hear about programs and resources that foster entrepreneurship among Maine’s immigrant communities. A new TV series to air on Maine Public Television focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing minority-owned businesses in Maine.

Panelists: Claude Rwaganje, founder & executive director, ProsperityME

John Scribner, director, StartSmart, CEI

VIP callers: Con Fullam, music, film, television producer; executive producer of Greenlight Maine’s Elevating Voices series

Adrian Espinoza, owner, Empanada Club

Adele Masengo Ngoy, designer, business owner; founder, Women United Around the world

Hussein Ahmed, business owner, Global Halal Market, Lewiston

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