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PR: Central Maine Growth Council Hires Nicole Timmins as Grant & Finance Manager

September 28, 2023

New Position to Support Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Kennebec Valley Region

Waterville, ME 9/28/2023 – The Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), a public-private collaborative economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Timmins as Grant and Finance Manager. Nicole is responsible for overseeing CMGC’s granting efforts, which include optimizing the grant administration process, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with grant regulations. 

Nicole’s work will directly support CMGC’s existing funding landscape in addition to being responsible for overseeing CMGC’s Economic Recovery Implementation Hub activities throughout Kennebec and Somerset Counties. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to collaborate with an organization that champions business interests across all sectors, offering tailored solutions to support operational growth,” remarked Timmins. “The prospect of spearheading impactful initiatives that empower entrepreneurs and reduce obstacles they face is deeply motivating. I am committed to driving ongoing advancement in this space.”

Nicole brings previous experience as the Director of Finance at Care & Comfort, where she oversaw all aspects of the finance department, including managing staff, billing, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and reconciling the general ledger. Her experience monitoring fee schedules to ensure compliance with various provider contracts and funding sources demonstrates Nikki’s familiarity with financial management. 

“We are delighted to welcome Nicole to the CMGC team. Her extensive experience overseeing finance operations and funding compliance will be invaluable as we work to support business growth and recovery efforts in our region,” states CMGC Director of Planning, Innovation, and Economic Development Garvan Donegan. “Nicole has demonstrated great skill in managing accounts, financial reporting, and staff oversight which will allow her to excel in this role; her commitment to empowering entrepreneurs aligns perfectly with our mission.”

Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono in Mass Communications. 

About CMGC:
Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), located in Waterville, Maine, is a public-private collaborative regional economic development partnership funded by municipalities and businesses who share a common vision of economic prosperity for our region. CMGC is committed to fostering a robust regional economy. Our belief is that the standard of living and quality of life of our citizens is best served by a vibrant, healthy economy. This is accomplished with a strong successful business community. To find out more about how CMGC can help your business succeed, give us a call at (207) 680-7300 or visit centralmaine.org.

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