Maine Educational Opportunity Credit is OUT! Student Loan Repayment Tax Credit is IN!

As of January 1, 2022, the Maine Educational Opportunity Credit (EOTC) has been replaced by the Student Loan Repayment Tax Credit (SLRTC). The SLRTC provides an annual refundable tax credit of up to $2,500 for Maine residents repaying certain student loans incurred for obtaining an Associate’s, Bachelor’s,or Graduate degree from an accredited community college, college,…

Camp Kingswood – Bridgton, Maine

Jodi Sperling & Mitch Morgan, Owners/Directors When you imagine going to Maine summer camp as a child, think of Camp Kingswood in Bridgton as the ideal. Its serene lakefront environment has welcomed a few hundred campers each year… for more than 110 years. Jodi Sperling and Mitch Morgan bought the camp in 2020 — the…

Camp Celiac – Mike Richman

Two decades ago, Scarborough, Maine architect Mike Richman never imagined he’d be co-managing a nonprofit camp for kids with Celiac Disease. But when his daughter was 7 and had been living with the disease for years, Mike’s wife discovered Camp Celiac — a special summer camp. They decided to check it out. Mike told us,…

Tadaima Inc. (Neko-Jin Designs)

Back in 2008, we profiled an exciting Portland, Maine-based client of ours called Neko-jin Designs. They specialize in handmade home décor and gifts for all seasons… following the concept of Tadaima, Japanese for ‘I’m home.’ We recently caught up with owners Danelle and Chris to see what’s happening there now. Danelle said, “For over twelve…

MMoME is a 2021 CNN hero!

Lynda Doughty, Founder and Executive Director of Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME), was recently honored as a 2021 CNN Hero, woo hoo! This means MMoME is in the running for a major CNN award with a cash grant. To see what they do… visit the client profile we published in 2019. And, visit the CNN…

The Maine Jewish Film Festival

In 1998, a group of friends in Portland decided to get together and watch Jewish films. And then, over the course of 23 years, the Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) has grown into a beloved cultural arts organization that serves the area year-round. Executive Director Barbara Merson told us, “We primarily focus on films, but…