e-news update | summer 2018
Annual Loan Insurance Activity

The results are in! Thank you to Maine's lending community for making 2018 another successful year!
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New Program for Maine Dairy Farmers
Developed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and administered by FAME, the Dairy Improvement Fund (DIF) is a new revolving loan program to help Maine dairy farms and enterprises fund capital improvements to maintain and enhance the viability of their businesses.

Launched in June, the DIF program will assist farms that are engaged in the commercial production of cow milk or cow milk products and will operate in accordance with three core principles:

  1. Providing financial support for sound business propositions 
  2. Offering funds at reasonable rates and terms
  3. Partnering with private sector equity

Learn more about the new Dairy Improvement Fund program on our website .
Third edition of Partner Guide for Lenders now available
With help from lender partners like you, FAME has deployed nearly $2 billion in capital and helped to create or retain over 100,000 Maine jobs since its inception over 30 years ago.

To support our continued collective efforts and build on these successes, FAME developed its Partner Guide, a comprehensive resource for lenders featuring useful fact sheets, tools and helpful information on the many programs available to you and your customers.

The newly revised & updated third edition of the Partner Guide is now available both on line and in print. Contact your FAME Commercial Loan Officer to request your new print edition.
Early Bird Tickets Now Available—SAVE 20%!
Chris Roney
Chris began work at FAME twenty-one years ago as the Deputy General Counsel, coming from private practice in a Portland law firm. He became FAME’s General Counsel in 2007. During his long tenure at FAME, Chris has provided agency staff and the board of directors with exemplary legal advice, which has withstood the test of time, always coupled with his keen business insights, helping to create new products and programs and find solutions to complex financial transactions.

In March, Chris was recognized for his outstanding professional accomplishments with a “2018 In-House Leader” award. In-House Leaders are general counsel and staff attorneys who are nominated by their colleagues, clients and other legal professionals for being leaders in their communities and forward thinkers. The award was presented at a Leaders in the Law event hosted by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House.

Chris is also an active member of his local community of Freeport, where he has been involved in a variety of school, athletic, church and civic organizations, including serving on the board of the Freeport Housing Trust, which provides housing for low-income families. There he has served as president of the board and as a longtime officer and board member.

Chris is a graduate of Villanova University and University of Maine School of Law.

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Charlie Emmons , 207-620-3510
Roxanne Broughton , 207-620-3547
Sally Garand , 207-620-3532 
Matt Lindquist , 207-620-3527

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