• Business News & Resources for navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

    We're dealing with uncertain times - here's a stream of resources and information for helping your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Mills Administration today announced additional business reopenings under the Governor's rural reopening plan. Under the update, in 13 counties, tasting rooms and bars may open for outside service and gyms and fitness centers, nail salons, and tattoo and piercing parlors may open with added health and safety precautions beginning on Friday, June 12th. These establishments may reopen everywhere in all counties except for York, Cumberland, and Androscoggin Counties.

    Earlier this month, Governor Mills created the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee which meets every week on Fridays. A Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Subcommittee has been created and is meeting multiple times each week to help address the issues related to these critical sectors.

    "Throughout the past few months, North Country Healthcare providers, nurses, staff, and administrators have worked diligently to secure personal protective equipment and other resources, monitor population health, collaborate and communicate with state and local officials, and develop numerous plans for a variety of COVID-19 scenarios. Much of what we have learned and acquired can be used for future emergencies or disasters, as needed. Much of it can also be used to help our business partners – now. NCH

    The Small Business Development Center of Maine is offering several webinars geared toward helping your business get ready for whatever comes next. Register for any of the following for free!