Free Workshop Offers Financial Advice to Brewer Business Owners

BREWER - Maximizing cash flow was the topic of a training workshop in Brewer Tuesday for small business owners.


Over a dozen local entrepreneurs turned out to receive free advice from experts at Machias Savings Bank.


City officials say it's important to offer workshops like this from time to time to keep local businesses thriving.


"The small business owners are pulled in so many directions," says Jeff Dalrymple, Vice President of business banking. "They've got to take the time to manage their cash flow and understand their finances and really focus on what's important."


"It's just about connecting people and other small business owners," says Nicole Grogan, Economic Development Specialist for the city of Brewer.  "If other businesses are having issues, then maybe they can learn from each other."


Gogan says small businesses are critical to sustaining the local economy, and that's why the city's economic development office is already planning more programs like this for the future.

Lindsey Mills


Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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