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Local Feature: Altrusa Portland

Posted by Erica Hatch   

Looking to join a local service-focused organization in the new year? If so, we have a wonderful organization to share with you!

Allow us to introduce you to Altrusa Portland!

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Topics: Maine


Interview with Rebecca Bolduc, PROPEL President

Posted by Erica Hatch   

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Topics: Maine


How I Sold a Women's Football Team... Twice!

Posted by Shay Bellas   

Whether you want to sell your business now or run your company for years to come, you should always be working on your exit strategy. Savvy planning and careful tracking will add value to your company and help ensure the legacy of your work.

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Topics: Maine, Sales


Get Connected to Portland, Maine

Posted by Alexis Bellas   

How to Feed Two Birds with One Seed

I am a 13-year-old homeschooler named Alexis Bellas. My mom owns 19 Oaks, a small business in Portland that provides marketing & sales to local companies. My mom also homeschools me and likes to “feed two birds with one seed” whenever she can. One day, when she had me in the office and was trying to come up with a summer project for her intern, Steve Doman, she decided that I should do a project with him. This way we were learning together.

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Topics: Maine


A Watershed Event for the City of Portland, Maine

Posted by Jeff Ryan   

A cleaner Portland harbor for work and play

In a world where we often hear how dysfunctional government can be, a case of things working well is happy news indeed.

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Topics: Maine


How to "Stand Up" Maine

Posted by Shay Bellas   


Three years ago, a friend of mine “stood up” a village in Africa. She and some work colleagues signed up to participate in a
Give Movement Journey from Suzanne Evans & Hills of Africa Travel. They went to an African village, dug a well, built a school and a medical facility, and brought medical supplies. They also took the women of the village to nearby towns to teach them how to market and sell their products. This way they could sustain the work of my friend and her colleagues, and make sure the village survived for generations to come.

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Topics: Maine


19 Holiday Gifts from Portland, Maine

Posted by 19 Oaks   

Why brave the dreaded mall during the holiday season when you can do all your shopping right in town? Here is our list of 19 local Maine holiday presents for all ages and price ranges:

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Topics: Maine


19 Things to Do in Maine this Summer

Posted by Monika Čobanović   

Whether you are a life-long Mainer or are visiting for the first time, you may find yourself wondering what there is to do in this great state. Summers here are especially fun, so I came up with 19 suggestions to make the most out of yours. Enjoy!

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Topics: Maine


The 19 Best Bars in Portland, Maine

Posted by 19 Oaks   

You can't make a list of Portland's best bars without breaking some hearts

Mainers are some of the heaviest drinkers in the US, so it's no surprise that we love our bars. In compiling this list of The 19 Best Bars in Portland, I've discovered two things:

  1. There are way more than 19 great bars in Portland
  2. No two Portlanders will ever agree on which 19 are the ultimate best
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Topics: Maine


Green Technology is Key to Maine's Economic Future

Posted by Shay Bellas   


 

In September of 2013, Forbes listed Maine as the worst state for business for the fourth year in a row. High corporate taxes as well as poor job and economic growth are cited as the main reasons for the state’s rating.

When you live and work in Maine, people tell you all the time how hard it is. How Maine isn’t “business friendly." How we are the "hardest working and lowest paid” people in the country. How we live in Maine for the "quality of life and not the quality of opportunity." While I don't disagree with the sentiment of these statements, I believe that this is what makes Mainers who we are and that is why I choose to live and work here.

Those who overcome adversity are stronger, wiser and more competent. I would argue that it is the very reason 19 Oaks chooses to support E2Tech and many of their members - because those people have stopped companing and are DOING something to create change.

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Topics: Maine


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