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Portland Buy Local Brown Bag Lunch Forum: How to Wear all the Hats:  Being CEO, CFO, and CMO all in one

May 26, 2016 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News

Are you a sole proprietor or small business with just a few employees?  Are you running your business or is your business running you? Managing your business can be even more challenging when you’re small because you have to manage all aspects and be both the jack and the master of all trades.
Portland Buy Local is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Forum on 5/26/16 at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce to share insights and best practices on managing your small business.  Come share your experience with fellow small business owners while we facilitate a discussion covering best practices, pitfalls, and recommendations on such topics as:
  • Financial Management:  when to do it yourself, what tools or software to use, and when to outsource
  • Marketing: Guerrilla marketing, referrals, and social media
  • Partnerships: How to develop relationships, referrals, and networks around town
  • Legal structure:  How to go from being a sole proprietor to incorporating

When: Thursday, May 26, 12:00- 1:00pm

Where: Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress Street

RSVP on Facebook. 

Two Artist Friends at 3Fish Gallery

May 28, 2016 @ 1:00pm   Events, Member Events

Two Artist Friends Works by Betty Brown & Jae Brown

When: Opening Reception: May,6, 5-8PM Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat, 1-4PM or by appointment  May 6-28,2016

Where: 3fish gallery 377 Cumberland Ave. Portland ,Maine 207.773.4773


Julianne Garvey A Solo Exhibition of Paintings May 1-30

May 30, 2016 @ 3:00pm   Events, Member Events

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Julianne Garvey on May 1 at 10am. Julie’s current portfolio of paintings in watercolor and mixed media were inspired by the beauty of inland and coastal Maine. The public is invited to meet Julie at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Saturday, May 7 between 1 and 4 pm. The exhibit is on view free of charge between 10am and 5 pm daily through May 30, 2016.

When: May 7-30, 2016

Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street, Peaks Island, Portland

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street in the first building on the right, on the first floor. The gallery is open free of charge to the public between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 27, 2016. Additional days and times can be made by appointment. For more information about the exhibit please contact the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at or visit . For weekly updates and news please like the gallery on Facebook at

Julianne Garvey ~ “Reid State Park – Rocks” ~ Watercolor on Paper 18″ x 23″

Dwelling with Art: Joan Busing

Jun 3, 2016 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events

A new resident of Maine, Joan Busing has had an illustrious career in New York, and this exhibition at Urban Dwellings will continue to introduce this exciting artist to the state.

“My life is my work,” she says. “I have been teaching art all of my adult life and have been making art every day since childhood.” Her monoprints are created through a process that is both spontaneous and technical. Each monoprint is unique, never a multiple and remains a “painting on paper.” As an abstract artist, she uses color and form to express her emotions and inner thoughts. The poetic works in this show will delight and inspire.

When: Friday, June 3, 5:00- 7:00pm

Where: Urban Dwellings, 118 Congress Street


Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting and 10th Birthday Celebration at Rising Tide!

Jun 13, 2016 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events, Member Updates, News & Events

From 6-7pm there will be plenty of great conversation, snacks (on us), and delicious Rising Tide Beer (on you), then, from about 7-7:30pm, we will catch you up on the many exciting things that have transpired over the past year, you’ll hear reports from our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, vote in our new officers, honor our long time members, and have a chance to voice your questions and concerns.

This is also a great opportunity to meet our current Board members, find out more about our committees, and how you can get involved. Plus, you can pick up a copy of our new 2016-17 directory, hot off the press!

When: Monday, June 13th, 6-7:30pm

Where: Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox Street

We always look forward to seeing our members at the Annual Meeting and hope many of you will be there. Please email with any questions you may have! 



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   /   Liquid Riot   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Peter Metsch   /   Old Port Magazine   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland Downtown   /   Portland Farmers’ Market   /   Renys Department Store   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Thurstons Wicked Good Burgers   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   XPress Copy

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