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The Portland Flea-for-All Presents FLEA BITES: a Street Food and Flea Market Festival

Sep 4, 2015 @ 6:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Enjoy gourmet street food from a rotating cast of food trucks and carts.  DJ sets and live music will accompany 30+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, vinyl, handmade jewelry and more over three floors.
When: (First Friday) September 4th, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Portland Flea-for-All, 125 Kennebec Street

Videoport Farewell Party

Sep 4, 2015 @ 6:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Videoport, the iconic movie-rental store, will be closing its doors by Aug 31 “Let’s not be sad because it’s over – Lets be happy that it happened”..!
Geets Romo & Bayside Bowl present a PARTY celebrating the 28 years that Videoport has served Portland, Maine with one of the most in-depth selections of movie titles in New England.

When: Friday, September 4

Where: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street, Portland, ME

For updated information, visit the Facebook event

Brown Bag Lunch Forum: ADA for Businesses & How to Accommodate Disabilities

Sep 24, 2015 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Portland Buy Local is hosting a brown bag lunch forum on ADA compliance. Learn what your business can do (and in some cases, is legally required to do) to accommodate customers, employees, and clients with disabilities.  This session will also include an overview of aXs Map – an app where users review businesses on accessibility. Program will include presentations from Alpha One Now and AXS Map and a question and answer session.

When: Thursday, September 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Think Tank Coworking, 533 Congress Street

Email with questions or for more information.

The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference

Sep 25, 2015 @ 7:30am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

At this full-day event you’ll hear from top marketing experts on how to increase your online visibility and generate more leads and business through your website.

You’ll discover some of the most effective ways to reach your ideal customers and build your business. You’ll hear new strategies and tactics to improve your search rankings and build your social media activity engagement. You’ll have the opportunity to network with 400 other people, all excited to grow their business with digital marketing.

When: Friday, September 25th 7:30 am

Where: University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Community Education Center

Find out more information and register here.

2015 Indie Biz Awards

Oct 22, 2015 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events


Save the date! The 8th annual Indie Biz Awards will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at Port City Music Hall & we are gearing up for an extrordinary celebration of our local businesses. The Indie Biz Awards recognizes leaders among Portland’s vibrant independent businesses and community organizations, showcasing the impact that independently owned businesses have on Greater Portland and the state of Maine. Nominate your favorite locally owned & independent businesses and organizations.

Last year’s awards brought together more than 200 supporters, Portland Buy Local members, and their employees for live music, a lively auction and local food and brews.
Get involved.  From volunteering to sponsoring to in-kind donation, there are many ways that you can be involved in this year’s awards.  Email us at for more information.

Be sure to attend the Awards on October 22nd, from 6-9pm, at Port City Music Hall to see who will win the hearts and minds of Portlanders – there will be a live auction, live music, local food, and brews on tap!

When: Thursday, October 22

Where: Port City Music Hall

Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   angela adams   /   AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE STUDIOS   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   The Brand Company   /   Brianna Courneya   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Old Port Magazine   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Portland Farmers’ Market   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   TruChoice FCU   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   XPress Copy

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