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Running with Scissors’ Annual Birthday Bash

Oct 3, 2015 @ 12:00pm   Member Events, Member Updates

Help Running with Scissors, Portland’s East Bayside artist community, celebrate its birthday with art, ceramics, jewelry, food trucks and more from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, October 3rd and a special ticketed event later that day from 5 to 10 pm featuring music from Blue Bus and Port of Est.  Buy a gift from the member artists who will set up booths outside for the event, and join is for day two of the celebrations on Sunday, October 4th from noon to 5 pm. Sunday will also feature special events and entertainment.

When: Saturday, October 3rd, 12 – 5pm, and ticketed from 5-10pm; Sunday October 4th, 12 – 5pm

Where: Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson Street, Portland ME

Running With Scissors is a 16,0000 sf art studio facility including gallery, classroom, artist lounge, photo studio and 3000 sf Bayside Clay Center.  It is a dedicated work space for 50+ resident artists and access to shared workspace and equipment for 12-20 associate artists.

The Challenge of Change: Are We Loving Portland to Death?

Oct 3, 2015 @ 9:30am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Growth is both essential and turbulent for any ecosystem. Join Creative Portland, GrowSmart Maine and the Portland Society for Architecture for a day of free community discussions at the University of Southern Maine about growth and change in Portland.

Hear new perspectives, learn new approaches and share your love for this city with colleagues and neighbors. Being informed and staying open to ideas can only improve our collective decision-making as we navigate the sea of changes ahead. Be sure to join Portland Buy Local Board President Tony Cox from 1 – 2:30 pm for the panel “Impacts of Growth: Positive and Negative.”

When: Saturday, October 3, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Where: Center for Continuing Education at USM, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street

PLEASE REGISTER for this FREE event.

Portland Downtown District Brand (Re)launch

Oct 1, 2015 @ 4:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

It’s an exciting time at Portland’s Downtown District. We’ve got a new name, a new logo and a new website — and it will all be revealed at our Brand (Re)launch Party in Post Office Park on Oct. 1!

Festivities include live music courtesy of The Nightcaps, tasty refreshments, a photo booth and lots of FREE swag and giveaways (temporary tattoos, anyone?) Guests will also get a sneak peek at our upcoming events including Merry Madness.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope you’ll celebrate with us as we take our next big steps toward building a better downtown!

When: Thursday, October 1, 4 – 6pm

Where: Post Office Park , located by Sonny’s in the Old Port (in between Exchange and Market Streets).

E2Tech Expo 2015

Oct 1, 2015 @ 7:00am   Events, Member Events

Join our daylong summit on Maine’s energy, environmental, and cleantech business sector:

– Join 250 of Maine’s top public- & private-sector leaders

– Tour an expo of amazing products, services, and innovative technologies

– Attend workshops with experts on sustainability, supply chains, public policy, workforce and product development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

E2Tech’s Expo 2015 will be the premier location to share information and network among professionals in the energy, environmental, and cleantech sector this year. Speakers include experts from Maine and beyond, including nationally recognized specialists in their fields. The event will also include valuable networking time. E2Tech’s 250 member businesses and organizations include energy companies and utilities, environmental engineers and scientists, emerging entrepreneurs, innovators and designers, consultants, and government agencies, educational institutions, students, and non-profit organizations.

When: Thursday, October 01, 2015, 7am – 7pm

Where: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04104

Letterpress Books Buy Local Scavenger Hunt

Oct 1, 2015 @ 6:00am   Events, Member Events

For the month of October, Letterpress books is hosting a scavenger hunt that will bring you to many Portland Buy Local members on a search for clues. Stop by their store at Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn Street, to participate, and to pick up your copy of the game!

When: For the month of October

Where: Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn Street

For more information, visit the Independent Jones page of the Letterpress Books website. 


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   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   John McVeigh   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   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   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   TruChoice FCU   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   XPress Copy

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