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Get Involved

Thanks for your interest in being a part of Portland Maine’s buy local movement!

There are loads of opportunities to support Portland’s local organizations – just remember that everytime you shop at a local store or go to see a show at a local venue, you’re helping to sustain what makes Portland such a great place to live.  Beyond that please consider:

  • Become a member: More than 400 members strong and growing, being a Portland Buy Local member shows everyone around you how much you believe in this movement.
  • Being a volunteer: Even if you can only spare a few hours a month, as a volunteer organization your help is critical.
  • Shift your shopping:  Shifting just 10% of your current spending from chains to locally owned, independent businesses can make a huge difference!!  If everyone in Greater Portland made the 10% shift, it would generate $50 million annually in new economic activity for the region and create 600 new jobs.
  • Come to our events:  From our monthly mixers to special events, meeting other people who are committed to the same ideals and sharing ideas and thoughts is the surest way to grow the movement.  Bring some friends along!
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