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Microenterprise Grants Now Open

Do you know about the City of Portland’s Microenterprise Grant Program. It’s funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and open to businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic. Applications are taken on a rolling basis. But don’t delay! The money will run out soon. Apply here. To be eligible as a business you must:  Employ seven or […]

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Buy Local Guide is Coming!

Time to shine

Portland Buy Local’s annual publication, the Buy Local Guide, is coming again this summer! Local, independent businesses can sign up or renew their Buy Local membership (click here) to get a free listing in the Guide. This year we will print at least 20,000 copies of the Guide, and distributing it to hundreds of locations […]

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Introducing the Port City Gift Swap

Give a local gift, Get a local gift

Give a local gift, get a local gift, and support our local business community! Portland Buy Local introduces the first-ever Port City Gift Swap, a city-wide local gift exchange, open to all residents (18+) of the greater Portland area. We partnered with Knack Factory, Black Owned Maine, and Portland Downtown to create the Gift Swap […]

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