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.
Allagash Brewing Co. / Bayside Bowl / BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate / Bull Feeney's / Casco Bay EyeCare / Casco Bay Frames & Gallery / Clicktoast – Digital Advertising / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / The Fish & Bone / Gorham Savings Bank / Green Clean Maine / Joan Leitzer / Teel Law Office, LLC / Lena Geraghty / Liquid Riot / Longfellow Books / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Max Ashburn / Nine Stones / No Umbrella Media, LLC / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Port Property Management / Portland Food Co-op / Portland Downtown / Portland Farmers’ Market / Portside Real Estate Group / Renys Department Store / Runaways Run Club / Sanctuary Tattoo / Sebago Brewing Company / Stacy Mitchell / The SunriseGuide / Tsunami Tattoo / University Credit Union / University of Southern Maine / Wellness Connection of Maine / Young’s Furniture