Portland Buy Local has adopted a yearlong “Shift” Campaign – a practical way for consumers to shift their spending in various categories and make an impact on the local economy.
In January, we encouraged you to “Shift Your Thinking,” and February’s theme was “Shift Your Banking and Finances.” For the month of March, we ask you to shift your home and property. Where can you make some changes to support local businesses?
Springtime is a great time to think about home and property improvements. Sure, March sometimes feels a lot like mid-winter, especially here in Maine. So if you can’t start your outdoor projects (gardening, landscaping, home improvement) right away, there is plenty you can do for your home and property indoors (furnishings, equipment, appliances, energy and utilities). Thinking about renting, buying or selling? Now’s the time to investigate Portland’s independent realtors, property management businesses, and home insurance companies.
You can see that Portlanders take their homes and properties seriously, and value the independent businesses in this category: over 50 of our businesses fit into this month’s theme. Portland businesses have so much to offer when it comes to improving your home and property. We hope you’ll look into them and decide where you can shift your spending this month!
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