DBE Roadshow Recap
Gabe Rand, DBE Supportive Services Specialist

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who made an appearance – or even just told a friend about the DBE Roadshow! I was impressed with the buzz these events created and pleased with the participation and the connections we were able to curate. Furthermore, we plan to continue our efforts and grow participation by establishing the ‘Maine DBE Roadshow’ as an annual event!

With the first annual Maine DBE Roadshow under our belt, I look forward to improving and growing these events. With that said, whether you were able to attend or not, I welcome all feedback or ideas on how we can maximize the effectiveness these networking events.

I’m working to surpass our goal of new certified DBE’s in Maine. So as always, if you know of business who could benefit from the DBE Supportive Services program, please refer them to me.
Client Spotlight
For the month of March, we are pleased to feature Heather Groves and Cole River Consultants out of Winthrop, ME! Heather became DBE certified in January of 2019, and offers inspection services and support on construction projects. On top of her busy work schedule, Heather is also the Director for the Northeast Region of the National Association of Women in Construction – where Maine has two chapters; Maine #276 and Eastern Maine #329. If this sparks any interest to you, please find their website at - It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Cole River Consultants as a DBE certified company here in Maine!
Come Join Us!
129th Maine PHCC Expo
March 22nd, 2024
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME

This is PHCC’s (Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors) 129th annual Maine Expo - where code seminars, manufacturer giveaways, and plenty of networking occurs between the 100 vendors and participants in attendance. This is the largest industry expo in Maine! DBE Supportive Services will have a display at this event, so please stop by and say hello!

Upcoming Events
Early Bird Breakfast with Greg Powell, Harold Alfond Foundation
March 20th, 2024
Jeff's Catering
15 Eventcenter Way, Brewer, ME

Join the Bangor Region City of Commerce as they host keynote speaker Greg Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Board of Trustees and CEO & President of Dexter Enterprises, LLC.
Business After Hours & Networking
March 20th, 2024
Chace Community Forum
150 Main St, Waterville, ME

Join the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce as they host a business after hours event. This event is perfect for networking and strengthening new and old connections.
ACG Maine's ECG Tours & Pours
March 27th, 2024
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME

Join ACG Maine for a tour of the Turner Construction Maine Medical Center project, followed up by drinks at Bunker Brewing.
Cybersecurity Basics and "Project Spectrum" Cybersecurity Resources
March 28th, 2024

Come start your day with Maine APEX Accelerator Counselor, Christopher Paradis for a two-part webinar on cybersecurity.

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) 949-6177