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…

Central Provisions – Paige Gould

Central Provisions, established in 2014, is normally an internationally inspired small plates restaurant that uses local ingredients. But COVID-19 changed all that, and Paige Gould and her team took action to survive. She told us, “We’ve changed our restaurant in so many ways over the last year. The front of the restaurant has been turned…

Rush DeNooyer – Writer, Producer, Director, Composer

Rush is an accomplished filmmaker who has made documentaries for PBS, History, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Turner Broadcasting, and others. His work has been honored with the George F. Peabody Award, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award, to name just a few accolades. He’s a creative force.…

Astrid Vigeland – Folly 101

Folly 101 has been a favorite Old Port shop for 19 years now, offering simple, gorgeous, hand-selected products for the home, plus body products, and more. It’s always been a popular destination for locals and tourists. Winter was always a slow time, and owner Astrid Vigeland would shut down in February to renovate and freshen…

Andrew Zarro – Little Woodfords

In October 2017, Andrew Zarro opened a little coffee shop in Portland’s Woodfords area. His mission was to serve exceptional coffee while contributing to neighborhood revitalization. The business took off, thanks in part to incredible press coverage. Last year, the shop made it on the “Top 100 Coffee Shops in America list” (Food & Wine…