PROPEL’s Mission is to help businesses and young professionals thrive in Maine
The PROPEL board works hard to accomplish this by making Maine the best place to network, develop and live as a young person or, in others words, to build relationships, learn continuously and celebrate leisure time. By developing programs to support these pillars, we attract and welcome talent to the state and give organizations additional reasons to do business in Maine.
“The Next Generation of Maine’s Business Leaders”
PROPEL members believe that fulfilling this tagline is as much about putting in the time and effort to become a business leader as it is about ensuring there will be enough people and businesses in Maine to lead when they take the reins. For this reason, PROPEL is leading the effort to help more people and businesses call Maine home. PROPEL is uniquely positioned to make a difference not just in Portland, but all across the state of Maine. Through its leadership position in the Realize Maine Network, PROPEL aims to export aspects of its model across state-wide.
PROPEL's 3 Pillars
Network: Help members build high quality business and social networks quickly and efficiently. A strong network is a crucial component of professional development and setting roots in any location.
Develop: Help young employees grow in their careers through peer-to-peer feedback, real world experiential learning, community engagement and formal training programs in partnership with local education leaders.
Live: Maine is one of the greatest states to celebrate leisure. This makes it an ideal location to build a great work-life balance.
Attract Talent to Maine: Execution of the above, as well as effective marketing and leveraging member's out-of-state networks will help spread the word about Maine’s Live and Work movement and enhance Maine's natural competitive advantages.