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Portland Buy Local to host forum on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In the Media, News, 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 business 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 info@portlandbuylocal.org with questions or for more information.

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Indie Biz Awards – Nominations Open!

News, News & Events, Uncategorized  

Click Here to nominate your favorite locally owned & independent businesses and organizations.  This year’s categories include Flavor of Portland; Environmental Hero; Portland’s Best Kept Secret; Portland Beacon; Best Neighborhood; Out of Sight, Not out of Mind; Creative Crusader; Best New Business and Portland Icon.

 

To be eligible to win a 2015 Indie Biz award, organizations do not need to be members of Portland Buy Local, but they must have a location in Portland and be locally owned and independent.  Five nominees in each category will move on to the official voting.

 

Nominations will be accepted online until  5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015.  Share with your friends and nominate today!
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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.

Read more.

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Portland Buy Local Voter’s Guide 2014

Highlights, Member Updates, News  

Since Maine is a state built almost primarily on small businesses, Portland Buy Local members are very interested in the candidates’ opinions about locally owned and independent businesses and their future. We invited all the Maine gubernatorial candidates and Portland City Council candidate to share their views with us. Click on each link to see where the candidates stand on many of the issues important to our members!*

Governor’s Race:

Governor Paul LePage

Mike Michaud

Eliot Cutler

Portland City Council Races:

David Brenerman – District 5

Justin Costa – District 4

Rosemary (Rose) Mahoney – District 4

Ray Ruby – District 4

We’ll post any additional responses as they come in.

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September 30th: Eat Awesome Pizza. Support Portland Buy Local.

Sep 30, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, News, News & Events

Our great friends at Otto’s will be hosting a fundraising night for Portland Buy Local at their Munjoy Hill location at 225 Congress Street on Tuesday, September 30 from 5:00-9:00pm. They will donate 8% of ALL SALES during that time (including take-out and dine-in) to Portland Buy Local so be sure to make September 30 your pizza night! We’ll see you at Otto’s!

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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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