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Portland Press Herald Editorial: Maine Voices

Highlights, In the Media, News, News & Events  

Wealth of vibrant independent businesses enriches all of Portland  

By Kristen Smith

We’ve all read the “best of” lists and the accolades and recommendations that put Portland on the map for the rest of the country. But have we ever stopped and thought about exactly why Portland is such a beloved destination and place to live? Or, to put it more broadly, what makes any of us like any particular city?

The answer lies in the independent businesses. Think about the last city you enjoyed visiting. What made that place stand out for you? What made it interesting? What made it better than Anytown, USA? Chances are, somewhere in your answer would be the local, independent businesses.

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October 22nd: 7th Annual Indie Biz Awards

Oct 22, 2014 @ 6:00pm   Events, Highlights, Member Events, News, News & Events

Portland Buy Local’s 7th annual Indie Biz Awards will take place Wednesday, October 22nd at SPACE Gallery. Please add this year’s event to your calendar and encourage your friends and employees to come out! The Portland 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.

Last year’s awards brought together more than 200 supporters, Portland Buy Local members, and their employees for live music, a lively auction and food from Dean’s Sweets, Silly’s, PepperClub, Maine Pie Line, The Holy Donut, Gelato Fiasco, OTTO Pizza, and Y-Lime’s Gourmet. The 2013 Indie Biz Awards were also a successful fundraiser for Portland Buy Local – thank you again for all of you who supported us!

Start thinking now about who you think should be recognized for their recent work and contributions to the community and be sure to visit www.portlandbuylocal.org to submit your nomination and for more information on the awards.

Get involved.  From volunteering to sponsoring to in-kind support, there are many ways that you can be involved in this year’s awards.  Email us at awards@portlandbuylocal.org for more information.

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September 24th: Come mix with us at Casco Bay Frames!

Sep 24, 2014 @ 6:00pm   Buy Local Mixers, Events, Highlights, News, News & Events

Portland Buy Local’s Mixer series kicks off again this fall with a gathering at Casco Bay Frames & Gallery on September 24th! Stop by from 6-8pm to reconnect with your favorite localists over a delicious Sebago Brewing Company beer.

Casco Bay Frames & Gallery specializes in high quality framing and also features an in-house art gallery. They are currently featuring the amazing work of their employees.

Who: Everyone is welcome.
When: Wednesday, Septmber 24th
Where:
  295 Forest Avenue, in the Hannaford’s Plaza

Buy Local Member Mixers are informal networking and social events for members, friends, and anyone who would like to know more about Portland Buy Local. Come unwind and get updates on the latest happenings in the Buy Local scene. Our Mixers are generously sponsored by Sebago Brewing Company.

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September 20th: Harvest in the Hood

Sep 20, 2014 @ 12:00pm   Events, Highlights, Member Events, News, News & Events

HARVEST IN THE HOOD SATURDAY, September 20th, 12pm-4pm, Rosemont Bakery | Brighton Ave., Portland, ME

Free and open to the public

We’re so excited about this! It’s a Rosemont Market and Bakery block party featuring our foods and wine, and the products and services of other merchants in the Rosemont neighborhood. We’ll have outdoor activities, information tables, craft sales, yoga demonstrations, pumpkin carving, plenty of food, and a wine tasting inside the store. This event is free! What possible reason could you have to not stop by?

2014-2015 Portland Buy Local Directories are now available!

Articles, Highlights, News, News & Events, Uncategorized  

Hot off the presses: it’s the 2014-2015 Portland Buy Local Directory!
Our intrepid volunteers are just about done delivering them to all our 460+ members. They can also be found at our office at our new office at 306 Congress Street – feel free to reach out for a convenient time to stop by.
Grab one for yourself and one for a friend.  We guarantee you’ll find something you didn’t even know existed in Portland!
And of course, our online directory is always available – at any time of day on your nearest computer or mobile device!
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Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Brianna McCabe   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   David Munster’s TV   /   Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   Vervacious   /   Videoport   /   XPress Copy