Young Leaders Series

Are you a young person looking to build leadership skills and connect with other young leaders? Join us for the ILEAD Young Leaders Series, featuring four virtual, interactive sessions exploring key aspects of leadership. Not only will participants actively take part in each discussion, but they will have the opportunity to leave these sessions with… Read more »

Business for Purpose and Profit: Workshop Series

Join us for this free, five-week workshop series is designed to give businesses the tools to help deepen their impact with all stakeholders and pivot their business models to grow their social, environmental, and organizational impact. Consisting of online webinars, resources, and coaching, the series will focus on providing support to local small businesses in… Read more »

Business for Purpose and Profit: Panel Discussion

Shifting to the Middle: Positive Impacts for Your Community and Your Bottom Line Join us on Thursday, January 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. EST, for an informative and impactful panel discussion highlighting the various ways businesses can balance both purpose and profit and use business as a force for the common good. Business for Purpose and… Read more »

Expanding Broadband in Maine

COVID -19 has made access to reliable high-speed internet service more important than ever.  Today, broadband is the key to education, healthcare, business, civic engagement, working remotely and so much more. Maine is a rural state, where some residents still lack access to broadband. The Maine State Chamber hosted a virtual forum of government, civic… Read more »

The Fight to Connect Maine

The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted how essential reliable broadband internet is and yet many Mainers are still without access. Nick Battista, senior policy officer for the Island Institute, and chair of the ConnectMaine Board, joined the Maine Conservation Voters to discuss why advocates in all sectors should care about broadband access, what is being… Read more »

Let’s Talk Maine Seafood

Take part in this fun, informative webinar and learn how to prepare an entire meal featuring the best of Maine seafood, using traceable, sustainable food sources from the coast of Maine! Join three industry leaders from their home kitchens to learn about the variety of sustainable Maine seafood available today, tips for preparing it, and… Read more »

2020 Island Teachers Conference

Striving for Equity: Rural Educators as Courageous Leaders The Island Institute’s Education Team is excited to bring you our annual Island Teacher Conference—completely online for the first time, October 8-9! The conference offered a variety of learning opportunities centered around our theme, “Striving for Equity: Rural Educators as Courageous Leaders.” The theme was chosen in… Read more »

What’s Your Best Business Structure — S-Corp, LLC, or Sole-Proprietor?

Entity selection is a crucial decision made by business owners early in their company’s life. While some entity options allow for growth and expansion, other entity options could come with burdensome costs and unexpected consequences. In this free webinar, we covered the different types of entity options used by most small businesses and the pros… Read more »

Driving Results and Sales with Online Marketing

In this virtual session, we helped develop a plan of attack to drive sales for the holidays and beyond. We will offered quick tips for success in driving sales on social media, on your website, with email, and paid advertising tactics that drive results. This session also included how to measure your results and tips… Read more »