Website Development
Gabe Rand, DBE Supportive Services Specialist

Are you looking to create a website, or even tweak your existing one to make it more appealing and accessible? Our DBE Program is partnered with Pulse Marketing – a group of highly-skilled marketing professionals who can help you take your website to another level. Whether it’s search engine optimization, graphic design, marketing services, Pulse Marketing can do it all for you.

It is necessary for your website to appeal to the eye and be properly marketed if you want to increase you web traffic. People are more likely to explore and stay on a website if the visuals are pleasing and the information provided is insightful. In addition, the website should be centered on YOU. You put in the work, the hours and the heart to create your company, and Pulse Marketing can guide your vision to make your website undoubtedly you!

If interested in furthering your website development with Pulse Marketing, reach out to me,, and we can get to work!
Spotlight on New Maine DBE Business
November’s client spotlight goes to Allison Navia at Raivan, LLC! Allison recently became DBE certified on September 16th of this year, looking to take advantage of the services our program offers. Allison operates out of Wells, ME, and aims to offer administrative management and general management consulting services with her high-level of experience. We’re thrilled to have Allison on board as a Maine DBE business and look forward to continuing work with her and her business endeavors!  
(photo credits: @freedivegirl on Instagram)                                                     
Come Join Us!

72nd Maine Transportation Conference
December 7th, 2023
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME
The Maine Transportation Conference will feature a full day of technical and policy track discussions for transportation professionals in Maine and beyond.  Join us to hear from the U.S. Space Force, along with discussions on: how smart infrastructure investments can bring strong returns; adapting to the changing climate; intersections and roundabouts for safety; legislative funding; and more.

Upcoming Events
Selling to Muncipalities and Counties
November 30th, 2023

Please join Maine APEX counselor Jessica Greeley for an overview on how to sell your business to local municipalities and counties in Maine. We will discuss the different tools and resources to help your business achieve local opportunities. We will explore the different local opportunities for your business and what services & products are needed the most in your area.
Winter Holiday Family Fun w/ Society of Women Engineers
December 3rd, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm
Multiple Locations

Join the Society of Women Engineers for a holiday outing filled with fun for the whole family! There will be activities in Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn, Augusta, Waterville, Portland, Kennebunk, and Kittery.
How to Get More Customers Now
December 12th, 2023
63 Federal St, Portland, ME 04101

Tom Morgan is an experienced sales professional who will discuss the key drivers of an effective sales presentation and teach you the basics of how to sell effectively. This in-person workshop will take place at Cloudport CoWorking in Portland, Maine, with the help of our sponsor Machias Savings Bank.
Understanding Solicitations: How to Read and Respond with a Winning Bid
December 13th, 2023

Learn how to read the details of federal and state government product and service solicitations and how to respond with a winning bid proposal. Dana Delano, Maine APEX Counselor, will explain what it takes to sell to government entities and expand your business opportunities.

About the Maine DBE Program

EMDC's Maine DBE Program helps women and minority-owned small businesses by providing individualized assistance. By working with a DBE Supportive Services Specialist, Maine businesses receive the tools and resources to sell their goods or services to the Maine Department of Transportation. We create a level playing field and remove barriers to help businesses statewide. Maine DBE Supportive Services is an EMDC program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration and administered by the Maine DOT. 
Contact Us Today!
Gabe Rand
DBE Supportive Services Specialist, EMDC

40 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Office Phone: (207) 949-3