In This Issue
Welcome Ellen Curtiss
Commercial Loan Insurance Volume
New and Improved OLA
Maine New Markets Capial Investment Update
Save the Date: November 17
FAME's Partner Guide for You
Greenlight Maine Apr 9 - Carlos Mello
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Welcome Ellen Curtiss
Ellen Curtiss, FAME's newest credit analyst, comes to us with over 25 years of banking and credit experience, seven of which were previously spent with FAME as a Loan Officer. Ellen graduated from Husson College and worked most recently at The Bank of Maine and Northeast Bank.
She enjoys many outdoor activities, especially snowmobiling and ATV-ing in Maine, traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.  Ellen is excited about the opportunity to return to FAME, as she greatly admires and appreciates FAME's mission. Except for a brief seven-year stint in Indiana, Maine has always been her home (she was born and raised in The County). She is proud to rejoin the FAME team and help build successful futures for Maine citizens.

Say hello to Ellen.
Commercial Loan Insurance Activity July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
FAME wants to thank every one of our lender partners for helping to create and retain jobs as we advance Maine's economy. We could not do this without you. Below are charts reflecting dollar volume and unit volume of insured commercial loans for a six-month period. Thank you for all you do for Maine!

Coming Soon: OLA has a new feature, a new face and new user manual!
We have updated the look and features of Online Answer (OLA). The biggest improvement  is that you can "test" the likely outcome of a loan application prior to submitting the actual application to FAME - and you only have to enter the data once.
OLA improvements are going live in April - watch for the OLA Alert.
If you would like more information or a tour of OLA, please contact  Michelle MacKenzie directly.

 Renewal: Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program
FAME is pleased to announce that tax credit authority under the Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program will be made available to qualified community development entities commencing May 2, 2016.
Previously allocated tax credit authority corresponding to $55,710,559.88 of qualified equity investments has lapsed under 10 MRSA ยง1100-Z(3)(F) and is now available for reallocation. Qualified community development entities that are interested in being awarded reallocated tax credit authority under the program are instructed to file an Allocation Application with required attachments and $1,000 Allocation Application Fee with FAME on or after May 2, 2016. Application materials should be filed via hand-delivery, mail, express mail, courier or electronic means; provided, however, that the Applicant is responsible for ensuring receipt of the Application by FAME.
Any Allocation Application received prior to May 2, 2016 shall be deemed received on May 2, 2016.


showcaseShowcase Maine - FAME's Annual Meeting  |  SAVE THE DATE: November 17, 2016
Please plan on joining us Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 4:30pm - 8:00pm  at Holiday Inn by the Bay,  Portland, ME, a s we celebrate another successful year and honor this year's awardees.

Guest Speaker: Richard Blanco, Poet  
GuideYour Own Partner Guide - Coming to Your Desk Soon
Many of you have received the FAME Partner Guide for Lenders. So far, the feedback has been great.
This binder is full of useful fact sheets and tools to assist you and your customers. From a leverage vs. pro rata example to fee schedules and fact sheets on most of FAME's programs, the  FAME Partner Guide provides helpful information on the many programs available to you and your customers.
FAME's commercial loan officers will be delivering the Partner Guide to Maine lenders soon.
Carlos Mello, Chief Risk Officer of FAME on Panel for Greenlight Maine - April 9
Be sure to watch Greenlight Maine on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30pm on WCSH-6 and WLBZ-2.
Greenlight Maine is a television program involving statewide collaboration of entrepreneurial catalysts and corporate leaders. It is designed to promote and mentor development and business growth in our great state.
FAME's Chief Risk Officer, Carlos Mello, will serve as a part of an expert panel on Greenlight Maine's April 9th episode, airing at 7:30 p.m. on WCSH-6 and WLBZ-2. If you haven't seen an episode yet, please consider watching as the show features a variety of interesting entrepreneurs and business start-up ideas. As some of you will recall, FAME CEO Bruce Wagner served as a judge on a prior episode that aired in December.

FAME sponsors Greenlight Maine to encourage entrepreneurship statewide as an avenue for economic development.
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Charlie Emmons, Senior Commercial Loan Officer, 207-620-3510

Roxanne Broughton , Commercial Loan Officer, 207-620-3547
John Endicott , Commercial Loan Officer, 207-620-3530
Sally Garand , Commercial Loan Officer, 207-620-3532
Matt Lindquist, Commercial Loan Officer, 207-620-3527

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