What is Local or Independent?

To participate in Portland Buy Local and be included in the online directory, a business or organization must be locally owned and independent. We define these terms as follows:

Locally owned

Locally owned means the business is privately held and located within Portland City Limits. Businesses and community based non-profits are eligible, but not government units. The business must be registered in Maine with no corporate headquarters outside the state.

Independent

Independent means the owner or owners have full decision-making authority over the business in regards to merchandise, trademark, architecture, and decor. The business may include employee-, community-, and cooperatively-owned businesses.

Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   angela adams   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   The Brand Company   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   John McVeigh   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Old Port Magazine   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland Downtown   /   Portland Farmers’ Market   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious

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