The Keep It Local Maine Podcast
Episode 64: Garrett Gordon - Co-Owner of The Dump Guy

Episode 64: Garrett Gordon - Co-Owner of The Dump Guy

January 18, 2022

In this episode, we talked with Garrett Gordon, the co-owner of The Dump Guy Junk Removal in Scarborough. We chatted about how he came to start the business, how he's grown through the years, how he defines success, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Garrett started his company in 2002 with friend Jason Gilpatrick after being asked multiple times to haul various items away. Twenty years later, the company has grown and thrived with an expanding fleet of vehicles and roster of employees.

To learn more about The Dump Guy Junk Removal, visit www.thedumpguy.com or call (207) 450-5858 for an estimate - they accept check and major credit cards. You can also follow them on Facebook.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 63: Jenn Lever - President of Baxter Brewing Company

Episode 63: Jenn Lever - President of Baxter Brewing Company

January 11, 2022

This week, we had the chance to have a conversation with Jenn Lever, the president of Baxter Brewing Company in Lewiston. We talked about how her experiences after college prepared for her current role, how she fell in love with operations management, leadership, her favorite beers, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Jenn is an Auburn, Maine native who graduated from Edward Little High School in 2004, and then attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges, earning a BA in Economics and Sociology. In 2008, Lever ignited her career in the Food & Beverage Industry when she accepted a Warehouse Supervisor role with Pepsi Co. Her upward trajectory included successive leadership positions that took her from New York to Virginia, before returning to Maine in 2014, where she worked for three years in fresh cut vegetable processing with the Curran Company, later Growers Express. She left the role as President to take on a Director of Operations position with Baxter Brewing in 2017 and in September of 2019 she was promoted to President of Baxter Brewing. In her very first year as President, she led Baxter Brewing through the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a successful rebrand and expanding distribution while keeping the health and safety of her staff at the fore.

To learn more about Baxter Brewing Company, visit www.baxterbrewing.com, find them on shelves at a store near you, or visit The Pub in Lewiston. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 62: Tyler Hall - The Hall Group of Keller Williams Realty

Episode 62: Tyler Hall - The Hall Group of Keller Williams Realty

January 5, 2022

In this episode, we spoke with Maine Realtor, mentor, and serial entrepreneur Tyler Hall. We talked about how he started out in business, what led him to real estate, what motivates him, how he builds his team, and how they're giving back to the community they work in!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Tyler began his career with a record shattering 52 homes sold and over 12.5 million dollars in volume, which landed him the Rookie of The Year for the largest real estate agency in the world. He credits his selfless desire to serve as the catalyst for his massive success as a first year agent, and since then, he has continued with his impressive sales numbers, all while running multiple other local industry leading businesses. Real estate is his passion but building growth through others is his life purpose!

To learn more about Tyler Hall and The Hall Group of Keller Williams Realty, visit www.themainerealtor.com or follow them on Instagram. For more on Tyler and his motivational speaking, go to www.motivatemaine.com and follow him on Facebook or Instagram.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 61: Melissa Vigue & Nancy Cartonio - Bei Capelli Hair Salon

Episode 61: Melissa Vigue & Nancy Cartonio - Bei Capelli Hair Salon

December 23, 2021

This week, we chatted with Melissa Vigue and Nancy Cartonio from Bei Capelli Hair Salon in Scarborough. We talked about how they started as business partners, how they expanded their business through the past 20 years, what keeps them passionate about hair, how they define success, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Nancy and Melissa founded Bei Capelli in 2001 with the goal of creating an upscale yet unpretentious salon environment that provides cutting edge education for talented stylists who love what they do. Over the last twenty years, they have grown their business from its humble beginnings to their current beautiful location, while building a team that is dedicated to making their clients look and feel their best after every visit.

To learn more about Bei Capelli, visit www.beicapelli.com or call (207) 885-0888 to make an appointment. They are located at300 Roundwood Drive in Scarborough - be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 60: Kathleen Pigeon - Lucky Pigeon Brewing Company

Episode 60: Kathleen Pigeon - Lucky Pigeon Brewing Company

December 14, 2021

In this episode, we were very excited to talk with Kathleen Pigeon from Maine's first dedicated gluten-free brewery, Lucky Pigeon Brewing Company! We chatted about how she went from brewing beer at home to opening a brewing company, what styles of beer they brew, how she defines success, and much more.

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

The original Lucky Pigeon, and responsible for daily operations, Pidge began brewing at home in 2010 and transitioned to gluten-free brewing when she removed gluten from her diet. She brings her experience as a scientist, people leader and operations manager to bear for Lucky Pigeon.

To learn more about Lucky Pigeon Brewing, click www.luckypigeonbrewing.com or visit them in person at 40 Main Street Suite 13-131 in Biddeford, Maine. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for news about events and releases. 

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 59: Jackie Lindstedt - Jax & Bard

Episode 59: Jackie Lindstedt - Jax & Bard

December 1, 2021

This week, we welcomed Maine footwear designer Jackie Lindstedt from JAX & BARD back to the show to find out what she's been up to over the last eight months. She shared about her appearance on QVC, how she's changing the way she manufactures her shoes, design ideas, inspiration, and more.

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Jackie "Jax" Lindstedt, a seasoned footwear professional and entrepreneur, launched her own label, JAX & BARD in 2014.  Created to solve her own footwear needs, JAX & BARD provides footwear solutions that offer a custom fit, comfort, and effortless style.  Her designs combine historical techniques with modern influences, and responsibly curated materials which set her styles apart in the current comfort category. JAX & BARD footwear is designed for women who desire options that help them look and feel their best all day long.

See all the styles Jackie has available and order at www.jaxandbard.shoes now. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 58: Daniel Finnemore - Box Of Maine

Episode 58: Daniel Finnemore - Box Of Maine

November 24, 2021

In this episode, we talked with Maine entrepreneur and business owner Daniel Finnemore from Box Of Maine. We talked about how he started selling online, how he finds the unique Maine-made products that go into his boxes, how growing up the son of an entrepreneur inspired him, how he defines success, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Daniel was born and raised in Bangor, where he graduated high school and attended the local community college for Business Management. His father was an entrepreneur and would take him on the job when he was younger. When Daniel got married to his wife, Sarah, he soon realized that he needed to make more money so he began selling on e-commerce platforms like Ebay and Amazon. A few years later, his business Box of Maine started in the basement. He now owns his own commercial property in Old Town, where his team packages and ships Maine products in customized gift boxes all over the world.

Order your Box Of Maine at www.boxofmaine.com today! Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 57: Marwan Alqayyar - 207 Kicks

Episode 57: Marwan Alqayyar - 207 Kicks

November 17, 2021

This week, we had a blast with Marwan Alqayyar, an inspiring young entrepreneur and owner of 207 Kicks in Saco, Maine. We talked about how he began reselling sneakers at the age of 14, how he's expanded from selling to his friends to a brick-and-mortar store, his favorite sneakers, lessons he's learned, what inspires him, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Marwan Alqayyar is a young entrepreneur who created 207 Kicks - a unique retail business based in Saco, Maine. He started reselling sneakers at the age 14 and kept growing to the point where he opened his own store. 207 Kicks is a buy, sell, trade retail store where they have the largest selection of high-end sneakers and streetwear in Maine. They have received a huge demand for the merchandise they sell and they’re already on the way of expanding.

Visit 207 Kicks at 200 Main Street in Saco, ME or call (207) 571-4234 for more information. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates on new stock and specials!

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 56: Laurie Jones - Maine Singer & Songwriter

Episode 56: Laurie Jones - Maine Singer & Songwriter

November 11, 2021

In this episode, had a chance to speak with Maine singer and songwriter Laurie Jones. We talked about her new album, Dark Horse, how the recording process and songwriting was different from her other albums, how Maine influences her as a musician, badass women, inspiration, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Laurie Jones is an American Singer/songwriter that had been dubbed “the missing link between Dusty Springfield and Tom Petty. She has been referred to as “Chrissie Hynde with a folk guitar” and compared to Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow for her Americana and Folk-Rock influences. These comparisons she happily and humbly accepts. Influenced by a multitude of styles from Tom Petty, Suzanne Vega, and Fleetwood Mac, Jones combines the craft of songwriting with her own unique sounds that range from Rock to Gospel. Whether playing her songs acoustic solo, or backed by her rock solid band, Jones delivers the lyrical sass and musical punch she has built her reputation on.

Go to www.lauriejonesmusic.com to download Dark Horse as a digital release or get a physical CD - or stream it on Apple Music or Spotify. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

Headquartered in Gorham, Maine since its founding in 1868, Gorham Savings Bank is a depositor-owned community bank delivering a full suite of financial services tailored to the needs of Southern Maine's businesses and consumers. As the only bank headquartered in Cumberland County, GSB serves and supports businesses that value local management, know-how and accountability. The bank offers consumer savings accounts, personal loans, mortgages, HELOCs, CDs, IRAs and financial planning services through its 12 branches and growing network of ATMs, video teller machines, and mobile services. Gorham Savings Bank is a tireless advocate for the wellbeing of the communities it serves, donating thousands of volunteer hours to dozens of community-based initiatives annually. Learn more at gorhamsavings.bank. Member FDIC.

 

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 55: Jill Partridge - Reform Physical Therapy

Episode 55: Jill Partridge - Reform Physical Therapy

November 4, 2021

In this episode, we sat down with Jill Partridge, the owner of Reform Physical Therapy. We talked about how the combination of her experience playing basketball and education in business management shaped how she operates her business, lessons she's learned over the past few years, her inspiration, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Jill has over 18 years experience operating a physical therapy clinic with a Master’s Degree in General Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Simmons College in Boston. Jill oversees the business side of Reform PT, including insurances, billing and human resources. Jill was raised in Maine and after operating two physical therapy clinics in Scituate and Norwell Massachusetts after college, was eager to return.

Learn more about Reform Physical Therapy at www.reform-pt.com or call the office nearest you to make an appointment - Topsham (207) 725-4400 ... Yarmouth (207) 846-3300 ... Kennebunk (207) 204-0679 ... Freeport (207) 869-4003. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook.

 

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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