Flowfold draws on generations of Maine craftsmanship to design and make wallets, totes, and other gear designed with the adventurer in mind. The company dates back to 2005, when founder Charles Friedman, then a high school student, used sailcloth scraps to make a wallet to replace one that had fallen apart.
Friedman teamed up with Devin McNeill in 2011 to plan Flowfold’s mission and offerings in a basement workspace. The Flowfold team now includes the founders, a full-time staffer, and two part-time employees.
Temporary employment agency MaineWorks launched when Margo Walsh, a volunteer at a local jail, was inspired by a presentation about hiring felons. Her company specializes in industrial construction placements and works with people facing barriers to employment like substance abuse recovery and reentry from prison.
Along with providing meaningful work opportunities and fair wages, MaineWorks also provides social services to the employees it places. “We seek to dignify the experience of temp labor,” says Walsh, who has a background in recruiting. By providing social support along with paid
The Open Bench Project is a shared learn/work facility in Portland, Maine. We cultivate a community of makers by providing access to studio/work space, tools and resources around skill and capacity building. We provide an opportunity for makers of all types – amateurs, professionals, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, youth, artists, scientists, engineers – to explore ideas, hone and learn new skills, and collaborate with thought partners across disciplines. We strive to help people explore, question, critique, and recreate the built world around them. OBP is a space for people to bring their ideas
Certified Occupational therapist Heather Shields of Pathways Rehabilitation Services helps assess drivers to see if their skills can be improved to keep them safely on the road. Her custom services are geared toward helping Maine residents with medical conditions, physical or cognitive disabilities stay safe and mobile. She came up with the name Pathways Rehabilitation Services because people can choose their own path through independent driving and community mobility. She saw a huge need for this service in our State. What sets Heather apart is her client focus: she does driving assessments
Maine Foodie Tours represents an amalgam of Pam Laskey's passions. Always up for a great meal, she loves finding new restaurants, learning about up-and-coming chefs, pairing food and wine, gathering fun-loving groups of people together, and of course, as a born educator, sharing her knowledge with others. It has been an eye-opening experience for her to delve into the local Maine food scene, learning about dishes indigenous to this region, and she is eager to share this information with guests on her tours.
“I have so much respect for the resourcefulness of Mainers,” Pam says. “Whether it’s
Think Tank Coworking is northern New England's largest coworking facility, with locations in downtown Portland, Yarmouth, Biddeford and more on the way...
Founder and Director, Patrick Roche started Think Tank in November of 2010 in Portland, boot-strapping the project with personal loans and a lot sweat equity. Since then, the Think Tank brand, model and community has continued to grow and evolve, adapting to the ever-evolving economic landscape.
Our vision is to build an interconnected network of coworking facilities throughout New England. We believe that coworking is the future of
coworkHERS is a shared workspace and social club designed to support female professionals. It is the first and only female-focused coworking space in Portland, Maine. Although we describe ourselves as "female-focused" that does not apply to gender specifics. We cater to women, and are dominated by women, but welcome all people who wish to be a part of a safe, inspiring, encouraging, non-threatening, healthy, non-judgemental environment.
Arthlin was born from a passion for accessories design and e-commerce in 2011. What began as a humble stay-at-home mom's small business had a sudden growth spurt when the designs caught the attention of Kendall Jenner, Ipsy and Martha Stewart. It allowed to begin hiring assistants locally and to expand the products offering.
In 2017, Arthlin was awarded as a Maine State champion in the SCORE American Small Business Championship and later recognized as a Woman Owned Small Business of the Year in Maine based on the business' vision, innovation and achievement in the community.
Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.
We shoot with an unobtrusive editorial/documentary style and blend in well-planned, gorgeous portraits, details, moments, and artistic bride and groom poses that look fluid and natural. We love meeting with our prospective clients as we get to know them by listening to their stories and visions for their wedding day memories that we’ll bring to life with our photographs.