Our Mission

As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.

Huge Health Care Rate Hikes Prompt Bangor Business Owners to Speak Out

  • Posted on: 2 November 2012
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Maine Small Business Coalition Opposes Insurance Company Influence in Local Election

Insurance premiums for small businesses have jumped in the Bangor area following the passage of a state insurance deregulation bill last year. As the election approaches, local business owners and the Maine Small Business Coalition are concerned about these premium increases and angry that Anthem Insurance has spent so much money in the Bangor and Hermon Senate Race in what seems to be an attempt to protect their rate hikes.

Waterville-Area Small Business Owners Speak Out On Health Care Cost

  • Posted on: 24 October 2012
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Mayor, Business Owners Share Personal Health Care Experiences

"Over the past year, 93% of small business owners in central Maine have seen their health care premiums go up. Some in the Waterville area have seen their rates hiked by more than 80%," said Waterville mayor and small business owner Karen Heck, speaking today at a press conference held by the Maine Small Business Coalition.

Maine Small Business Coalition member speaks out against the U.S. Chamber's "Secret Spending" in Washington, D.C.

  • Posted on: 19 October 2012
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Maine Small Business Coalition member Melanie Collins traveled to Washington, D.C. today to participate in a rally calling on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to disclose its funding sources and stop its opposition to financial disclosure reform. Marking the U.S. Chamber's 100th birthday, Collins joined with grassroots organizations representing members across the country to deliver a message to the U.S Chamber that acting as a funnel for secret corporate money makes it more difficult for small business owners to participate in the political process.