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Brown Bag Lunch Forum: Marketing with Instagram and Facebook

Jul 23, 2015 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Portland Buy Local is hosting a brown bag lunch forum on using social media to market your local business. Charlie Fox of Maine Surfers Union will share his experiences marketing his Portland business using Instagram, and Erin Kiley will share her experiences using Facebook to market her business, Portland Flea-for-All. Whether you are a seasoned social media marketer or thinking about downloading instagram, join us for a lunch hour of learning.

When: Thursday, July 23, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: PelotonLabs

Email with questions or for more information.

The Portland Farmers’ Market presents: Floral Dreamscapes

Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Floral Dreamscapes is a floral design showcase and fundraiser featuring over-the-top flower sculptures made out of 100% Maine-grown flowers, twigs, foliage, and plants. The proceeds of this event support the SNAP program at Portland Farmers’ Market, expanding access to local food. Refreshments will include floral inspired cocktails and small bites made with local seasonal food from Portland Farmers’ Market.

When: Thursday, July 23, 6:00 pm

Where: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St. Portland, ME

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page. 

July Greendrinks: Maine Rivers & Maine Council of Trout Unlimited

Jul 14, 2015 @ 5:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Portland Greendrinks is part of the international Greendrinks network — an informal, volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. It occurs on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 5:30 pm. The goal of Greendrinks is pretty simple: good times shared among people working in, or interested in, environmental and sustainability issues. $10 Corn Cup $5 BYOV • 21+ • BRING YOUR ID!

When: Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 pm

Where: Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd. Falmouth, ME 04105


Jul 7, 2015 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

PubHub has changed locations! The next PubHub will be held at O’Maine Studios just down the street from the previous venue. This month’s speaker will be Maine Technology Institute’s President, Brian Whitney. Brian Whitney is the new presdent of the Maine Technology Institute. Come and listen to this leader’s view on innovation and Maine Entrepreneurship!

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Where: O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

For more information and to register, visit the event page. 

Independents Week Celebration!

Jul 1, 2015 @ 9:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join us in celebrating Independents Week — and Portland Buy Local’s 9th Birthday — at the Monument Square Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, July 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and help local farms kick off their season! Our farmers will be sporting name tags and are looking forward to getting to know you.

We’ll also have a table set up where you can learn more about our organization and the work we do to support our local, independent businesses and organizations in Portland.

And, as always, there will be a delicious birthday cake around 11:00am created by Foley’s Bakeryfollow us on Instagram for updates on when to pick up your slice.

Independents Week is a nationwide campaign to engage local businesses and community members while celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurism and freedom that independent businesses embody. Portland Buy Local joins this effort with the American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities sustain their local independent businesses and keep opportunities alive for local entrepreneurs.

So grab a friend and head down to Monument Square on Wednesday, July 1st. Get ready to eat cake… and radishes and kale!  We hope to see you there.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Portland Farmers’ Market in Monument Square 


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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