The Keep It Local Maine Podcast
Episode 21: Victor Rios - Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

Episode 21: Victor Rios - Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

January 13, 2021

This week, we had the chance to chat with our friend Victor Rios from Expose Design. We talked about how he started in graphic design and screenprinting, what inspires him, how he gives back, and much more!  

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Victor is a graphic designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. For over 10 years, he has owned and operated Expose Design, providing branding solutions to Maine and New England businesses, both big and small through digital, print, screen-print, embroidery and other specialty products. He is active in his community as a member of 100 Men Who Care Southern Maine and sponsors several charitable events every year including: Q97.9 Cans for a Cure, Bonny Eagle High School Special Olympics and Peaks Island CMTA Walk.

Learn more about what Victor does and how he can help your business at www.exposedesign.com and be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 20: Spencer Albee - Maine Songwriter, Producer, & Podcaster (Part 2)

Episode 20: Spencer Albee - Maine Songwriter, Producer, & Podcaster (Part 2)

December 29, 2020

As promised, here is Part 2 of our wide-ranging conversation with Maine songwriter, producer, and podcaster Spencer Albee. We talk some more about greatest hits albums, music and business, inspiration, and how he defines success. If you haven't listened to Part 1, be sure to check it out!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Spencer Albee is songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and podcaster. He was the keyboard player for Maine’s own Rustic Overtones before releasing his debut album “Frankenstein presents The Popsicko” in 2000. Since then, he’s had several musical projects like Rocktopus, As Fast As, Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, Space Versus Speed, his current collaboration with Geneviève Beaudoin called Bell Systems, and all that in addition to recording on his own. He is the creative host behind the yearly Beatles Night in Portland with an all-star band and Rolling Stone magazine has referred to him as a "21st Century master in the lost art of Beatlesque hooks." Oh, and he also hosts a weekly podcast called Spencer & Zack Explore The Universe with fellow musician and one of our previous guests, Zach Jones.

You can order Spencer's new album, The Popsicko Vol. 2, on CD and vinyl from Bull Moose, or find it on most streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify. His website is www.spenceralbee.com and you can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Photo by Lauryn Hottinger

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 20: Spencer Albee - Maine Songwriter, Producer, & Podcaster (Part 1)

Episode 20: Spencer Albee - Maine Songwriter, Producer, & Podcaster (Part 1)

December 23, 2020

This time around, we talk with a familiar name in the Maine music scene, Spencer Albee. Our conversation went from his new album, his writing process, favorite errors in recordings, and much more. In fact, we had so much to talk about that we split this episode into two parts. So, enjoy part one of our conversation!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Spencer Albee is songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and podcaster. He was the keyboard player for Maine’s own Rustic Overtones before releasing his debut album “Frankenstein presents The Popsicko” in 2000. Since then, he’s had several musical projects like Rocktopus, As Fast As, Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, Space Versus Speed, his current collaboration with Geneviève Beaudoin called Bell Systems, and all that in addition to recording on his own. He is the creative host behind the yearly Beatles Night in Portland with an all-star band and Rolling Stone magazine has referred to him as a "21st Century master in the lost art of Beatlesque hooks." Oh, and he also hosts a weekly podcast called Spencer & Zack Explore The Universe with fellow musician and one of our previous guests, Zach Jones.

You can order Spencer's new album, The Popsicko Vol. 2, on CD and vinyl from Bull Moose, or find it on most streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify. His website is www.spenceralbee.com and you can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Photo by Lauryn Hottinger

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 19: Gregin Doxsee - Bueno Loco Mexican Restaurante

Episode 19: Gregin Doxsee - Bueno Loco Mexican Restaurante

December 16, 2020

This week, we had a really fun and inspiring chat with Gregin Doxsee, co-owner of Bueno Loco Mexican Restaurante in Falmouth, Maine. We talked about how her and her brother went from working there as a "fun job" to buying a restaurant during a pandemic, what keeps her inspired, how they're building community, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Gregin and Jerermy are a sister/brother team that bought Bueno Loco in the spring of 2020. After working part time at the restaurant as their fun job, they heard that the owner was looking to retire. Believing that Bueno Loco had too much potential to close they decided to buy it and breathe new life and energy into Bueno it while also preserving some of its origins.

To view their menu, buy a gift card, or place an order go to www.buenolocorestaurante.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook or Instagram for news and specials!

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 18: Rachel Reed - Maine Publisher & ReMax Shoreline

Episode 18: Rachel Reed - Maine Publisher & ReMax Shoreline

December 8, 2020

In this episode, we had an amazing conversation with Rachel Reed about publishing her late husband David's book, how important sleep is in our lives, honoring the memories of loved ones, success in our daily lives, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Rachel Reed is the co-owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, a local real estate company, and is also the wife of the late David Reed, a Portland psychologist who passed away suddenly almost six years ago. Rachel has always been involved in her community. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of TruChoice Federal Credit Union, the Maine Jewish Film Festival, the Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce, and the American Lung Association. She has been a contributing writer to Maine REALTOR Magazine, New Hampshire REALTOR Magazine, and other local publications. She is here today, however, as the owner of Somniskills, the company which she founded with her late husband, David, to distribute The Somniskills Workbook, which he had just finished writing a few weeks before his untimely death.

To learn more about Somniskills, visit their website at www.somniskills.com. You can get the Kindle version of The Somniskills Workbook free for a limited time (as of this posting) or purchase a physical copy through Amazon.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 17: Ian Miller - Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant & Pepper’s Landing

Episode 17: Ian Miller - Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant & Pepper’s Landing

December 1, 2020

Our conversation with Maine chef and restaurant owner Ian Miller left us both hungry and inspired! We talk about how he began working in restaurants in his teens, how he maintains that passion, the challenges of opening a new location during the middle of a pandemic, what inspires him, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ian transplanted to Maine from Connecticut nearly 15 years ago. He is the chef and owner of Pepper’s Landing & Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant. Food and Hospitality have been a part of his life since his early teen years. Being in Maine with the bounty of seafood is a perfect match for him, and led to opening the restaurants he has. Most people only experience Maine a time or so a year, he believes we are so fortunate to have the Maine experience every day.

Check out the menu for Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant in Saco, ME and order online, go to www.seasaltlobsterrestaurant.com - and be sure to follow them Facebook and Instagram.

To see the menu and order online for Pepper's Landing in Brunswick, ME and Rochester, NH go to www.pepperslanding.com - and you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 16: Kevin Fletcher - The Fletcher Group at Keller Williams Realty

Episode 16: Kevin Fletcher - The Fletcher Group at Keller Williams Realty

November 24, 2020

This week, we had a chance to talk with Kevin Fletcher from The Fletcher Group at Keller Williams Realty. With his years of experience, we learned a lot in our conversation about residential and commercial real estate, investment, discipline, inspiration, and more!

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Kevin has over 23 years experience in commercial and investment real estate, completing transactions from Seabrook, NH to Bangor, ME. He brings a down to earth approach to his business and a strong work ethic. He served as the President of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors from 2017 to 2019, was voted the 2007 Realtor of the Year for the same organization, and was Keller Williams’ commercial Newcomer of the Year in 2019. As if that wasn’t enough, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Auburn Business Development Corporation.

To learn more about working with The Fletcher Group, go to www.thefletchergrp.com or call (207) 805-3233. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 15: Anna Crowley Redding - Maine Childrens Author

Episode 15: Anna Crowley Redding - Maine Childrens Author

November 17, 2020

We had a great conversation with Maine childrens author Anna Crowley Redding for this week's episode as we talked about her newest book, whether or not chowder should contain tomatoes, her writing process, going from reporter to writer, what inspires her, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Before diving into the deep end of writing for children, Anna Crowley Redding’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Anna now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for young readers — which, as it turns out, is her true passion. Anna is the author of four published books and has five more on the way! Her first book, Google It, was named the best STEM book of 2019 by the National Science Teacher Association. She currently lives outside Portland, Maine.

Go to www.annacrowleyredding.com to learn more about Anna along with her current and upcoming books. Her newest book, Chowder Rules: The True Story of an Epic Food Fight is available for purchase on Amazon, Bookshop, or get a signed copy from Print: A Bookstore. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or sign up for her newsletter.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 14: Aaron Case - Dometiks Professional Cleaning Services

Episode 14: Aaron Case - Dometiks Professional Cleaning Services

November 11, 2020

This week, we had a chance to talk with Aaron Case of Domestiks Professional Cleaning Services - a locally owned, family business that's been operating for over 30 years! We talk about how they're helping companies keep people safe during COVID, the success and challenges they've had, what he loves about Maine, and more.

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Aaron has been the President of Domestiks Professional Cleaning Services for the last five years. After graduating from college, he worked for financial firms in various capacities including sales, relationship management, and regulatory compliance. Since returning to the family business that his father started over thirty years ago, he handles advertising and promotion for the company, working closely with his father John.

You can learn more about the services that Domestiks provides at www.domestikscleaning.com. To schedule your residential or commercial cleaning, be sure to call them at (207) 797-7013.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 13: Craig Pendleton - Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach Transit

Episode 13: Craig Pendleton - Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach Transit

November 3, 2020

This week, we 're talking public transportation with Craig Pendleton, the Director of External Affairs with Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach Transit. We cover the new systems they're bringing online to help their customers, safety in public transportation, inspiration, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Craig Pendleton is the Director of External Affairs for Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit - which provides convenient and affordable public transportation to Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, South Portland, and Portland. He is a lifelong resident of Old Orchard Beach and Saco. He is also the former Executive Director of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry - a nonprofit organized to advance and promote commercial and industrial prosperity as well as the civic, cultural and educational interests of the communities it serves.

You can learn more about transit, fares, schedules, and their new programs at www.bsoobtransit.com as well as following them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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