We provide loans and financing for micro, small and medium sized businesses, community facilities and affordable housing. CEI also offers free business counseling for strengthening business owners’ expertise in financial management, marketing, personnel and business planning, with a special program for women in business. CEI is a nonprofit with 35+ years of lending in Maine: we have flexible terms and are community minded. We make business loans and investments for job creation, environmental improvements, social impact, and capital improvements. CEI has a specialty understanding and long history of lending to the following types of businesses: sustainable products, farms, retail stores, immigrant-owned businesses, restraurants, start-ups, manufacturing, wtaerfront/fish-related, professional services, child care, health services and more.
Aikido of Maine / Allagash Brewing Co. / angela adams / BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate / The Brand Company / Bull Feeney's / Caravan Beads / Casco Bay EyeCare / Casco Bay Frames & Gallery / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / The Fish & Bone / Green Clean Maine / Joan Leitzer / Teel Law Office, LLC / Liquid Riot / Longfellow Books / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Nine Stones / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Old Port Magazine / Port Property Management / Portland Downtown / Portland Farmers’ Market / Portside Real Estate Group / Renys Department Store / Rich Nowak / Sebago Brewing Company / Stacy Mitchell / Supreme Clean / The SunriseGuide / Tsunami Tattoo / University Credit Union / Vervacious / Wellness Connection of Maine / XPress Copy / Young’s Furniture