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Shoppers turn out in Portland for Small Business Saturday
Portland Press Herald – November 27, 2021

Busy shops, fewer workers: Portland grapples with post-pandemic reality
PBS News Hour – November 13, 2021

Buying Local: The Reasons to Buy Local in Maine & The Role the Buy Local Movement Has in Maine’s Economy and Identity
Maine Public – November 5, 2021

Open? Closed? Local staffing shortages keep changing up the hours
Portland Press Herald – October 17, 2021

‘Mission 3/65’ aims to help small businesses in Portland
WCSH 6 – December 10, 2020

‘Secret Santa’ program aims to boost small businesses
Bangor Daily News – December 4, 2020

Black Owned Maine partners with Portland Buy Local, asks shoppers to allocate 10% of spending to Black-owned businesses
WCSH 6 – November 11, 2020

After a summer of no tourists, winter is coming for Maine’s small businesses
PBS News Hour – October 10, 2020

Portland council clears way for businesses to take it outside
Portland Press Herald – May 19, 2020

Portland City Council approves plan to close streets to help restaurants and retailers
Portland Press Herald – May 18, 2020

Portland businesses support plan to re-open restaurants, retail stores
WGME – May 12, 2020

Maine businesses react to Gov. Mills’ reopening plan
WMTW – April 28, 2020

Portland votes to extend stay-at-home order, require masks for some workers
Portland Press Herald – April 27, 2020

Portland, Maine backtracks to allow curbside and delivery by nonessential retail
Retail Dive – April 21, 2020

Portland clarifies what non-essential businesses can do
WGME – April 20, 2020

Portland reverses new restrictions blasted by small business owners as overreach
Bangor Daily News – April 17, 2020

Portland businesses call for rent freeze after some landlords refuse to budge
Bangor Daily News – April 7, 2020

Portland businesses call for rent freeze after some landlords refuse to budge
WGME – April 7, 2020

Small businesses seek rent and eviction freezes as crisis costs mount
Portland Press Herald – April 7, 2020

10 crisis communication tips for small businesses during COVID-19
Mainebiz – March 30,2020

Being in limbo compounds pandemic stress for small business owners
Portland Press Herald – March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Has Some States Closing Restaurants And Bars. Should Maine?
Maine Public – March 17, 2020

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