Cold River Vodka

Freeport, Maine

“Everybody loved our idea, but nobody would really help us out. FAME did.”

Chris Dowe, Managing Partner and Master Distiller

Hartt Transportation

Bangor, Maine

“We funded a new group of equipment and moved a bunch of our business to Auburn. It’s like the second coming of Hartt Transportation.”

Joanna Bradeen, CFO

Maine Coast Shellfish

York, Maine

“We’ve been able to achieve growth that I never expected, employ twice as many people than I expected, and provide lobsters to many more people throughout the world.”

Tom Adams, Founder/CEO

J.S. McCarthy Printers

Augusta, Maine

“When we put J.S. McCarthy together, it was a venture where a smaller company was buying a larger company, which made it difficult to find financing. Without FAME, we probably would not have the company we have today.”

Rick Tardiff, former President & CEO

Pleasant River Lumber

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

“If it was not for FAME, we might not be here today. FAME is the right tool for the right job, because they’re flexible and they’re there when you need them.”

Moe Bisson, Consultant

Smith’s Farm

Presque Isle, Maine

“It’s provided a platform for us and our bank to work together and really build a solid agricultural enterprise here in Aroostook County.”

Jason Barnes, Controller

Tex Tech Industries

North Monmouth, ME

“FAME was able to step up when traditional bank lending wasn’t available to us. They make it easier to do business in Maine.”

John Stankiewicz, COO/CFO