Christopher Campbell – Maine Cap ‘n Stem

The mushroom business is… well… mushrooming for the owners of Maine Cap ‘n Stem in Gardiner. Christopher Campbell, a Portland-area architect, co-started the business with friend Erik Lomen in 2013 after finding a market for the wild mushrooms he and his wife would discover while foraging along Maine’s hiking trails. He said, “Erik started selling…

24 Preble Street Properties LLC

It’s a familiar story. You move to Maine for its quality of life, you fall in love with it, and you decide to invest in its future. That’s exactly what happened to Sally Struever and Peter Eiermann, who moved to Portland 11 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island. In 2016, they purchased the Potter’s Building…

Greenhut Galleries

Greenhut Galleries is Maine’s oldest year-round gallery, and it’s been faithfully cultivated and managed by our client Peggy Golden since 1977. In July, Peggy sold the gallery to Kelley Lehr and John Danos — two art lovers who are now living the dream of owning a gallery. We’re delighted that they’re now clients as well,…

Northeast Media Collective (NEMC)

Long-time clients Jason Spooner and Neil Arnold have joined forces officially as managers of Portland’s newest web design, development and new-media firm: NEMC. Jason told us, “NEMC is comprised of a diverse and experienced collective of independent Maine-based freelance resources led by me and Neil. We add regular high-end specialist resources (photographers, print designers, videographers,…

Brian and Jennifer Brenerman, Shay’s Grill Pub

Situated in the hub of downtown Portland at 18 Monument Square, Shay’s Grill Pub is a cozy, convivial neighborhood restaurant with a terrific selection of local microbrews. Brian Brenerman has owned Shay’s since 2006, and he told us, “We’re busy year round thanks to the wide variety of regular clientele that come in, from twenty-somethings…

Salt Associates – Consulting to Disability Insurance Companies

SALT Associates is a Maine-based “customer-centric” consulting firm that provides expertise and services to disability insurance companies, helping them develop streamlined processes for managing disability claims, absent employees, and other related issues. SALT founder Don Russell and business partner Jeff Verrill recognized a gap for companies needing custom solutions and simplified processes when it comes…

Lori Dorr, The Sock Shack

If you’re looking for unique, inexpensive gifts for family and friends, consider socks! But not just plain socks. Socks with sharks on them, or stars or elephants or musical notes. That’s just a sample representation of the variety of socks you can find in The Sock Shack boutique at 564 Congress Street in Portland, Maine.…

Bill Jenks, Home Instead Senior Care

For families helping their aging parents remain at home as long as possible — even with debilitating illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or chronic diabetes — most people assume that home care is or must be provided by nurses and other medical experts. In reality, the majority of home care services are non-medical, and that’s where…

Penelope Jordan, Jordan’s Farm

Jordan’s Farm has been a Cape Elizabeth “family tradition” for 5 generations (and counting!). Each summer, you can count on stopping by the stand on Wells Road for fresh, farm-grown produce and flowers in abundance. Last summer (2014), the family opened “The Farm Stand,” a year-round market in South Portland for the convenience of more…