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Portland Professional Connections

What is Portland Professional Connections?

In partnership with the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Office of Economic Opportunity, Portland Professional Connections matches foreign-trained professionals with established business people and community leaders. This informal networking program is as simple as having a cup of coffee and a chat, and then Connectors share three contacts from their networks by making meaningful introductions for Connectees.

Our Mission

  • Foster economic inclusion and equal opportunity to employment.
  • Ensure that all Portlanders have an opportunity for upward economic mobility.
  • Help newcomers build connections, gain valuable insight into the local job market, and build their professional network.
  • Provide those who work in Portland the opportunity to broaden their networks and cultivate local talent within the New Mainer community.


Connectees are foreign-trained professionals looking to build their professional network in Portland, Maine. As a Connectee, we will match you with someone in your desired field so that you may gain valuable insight into the local job market & industry trends and build your professional network. Please note that the majority of communication for this program will be via email. You must be willing to communicate with our team.

Are you a Connectee? Find out here.



Connectors are vital to immersing new Mainers into a network of a specific industry in Portland. As a Connector, you will play a crucial role in helping New Mainers understand local industry trends and provide valuable information, advice and, mostly importantly, connections.

Are you a Connector? Find out here. 


Program Resources

Connectee Guide

Connector Guide

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Greater Portland Workforce Initiative
Portland, ME 04101