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…

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.…