The Keep It Local Maine Podcast
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.

Episode 54: Dave Gutter - Maine Singer, Songwriter, & Producer

Episode 54: Dave Gutter - Maine Singer, Songwriter, & Producer

October 27, 2021

This week, we had the chance to talk with Maine singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman Dave Gutter. He told us about the inspiration behind his new solo EP I've Been Here Awhile, his songwriting process, creativity, inspiration, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dave Gutter is the longtime lead singer and guitarist of Maine’s own Rustic Overtones and has been involved and collaborated with several other local bands as well including Paranoid Social Club, Armies, and The Humans with Spose. He has also been working outside of Maine as a songwriter with the likes of guitarist Eric Krasno, whom he worked with as a co-producer on Aaron Neville’s 2016 album Apache. In 2021, Dave released his first solo project called “I’ve Been Here Awhile” which is available on all streaming platforms.

Stream Dave's new solo EP I've Been Here Awhile on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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 53: Season 2 Kick-Off with Todd and Kimberly

Episode 53: Season 2 Kick-Off with Todd and Kimberly

October 20, 2021

To celebrate the beginning of our second season of podcasting, we decided to go old school and interview each other just like we did in our first episode! We talk about what we've learned from a year of podcasting, what we've enjoyed, what inspires us now, and how our own definitions of success have changed!

 

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 52: Dr. Casey Winters - Unbound Potential Chiropractic

Episode 52: Dr. Casey Winters - Unbound Potential Chiropractic

October 7, 2021

In this episode, we welcomed Dr. Casey Winters from Unbound Potential Chiropractic to the show. We talked about what a chiropractor does, what to expect when visiting her practice for the first time, how a chiropractor can help people in their everyday lives, how her and her husband came to live in Maine, who inspires her, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dr. Casey focuses on gentle, neurologically-based care for the entire family, with no twisting, cracking, or popping. She's come to know that large amounts of force aren't needed to make adjustments to the nervous system. While Dr. Casey loves working with the entire family, she specializes in pregnancy and pediatric care. Unbound Potential Chiropractic provides the opportunity to embrace your vital life force by allowing its power to heal your body from within. By allowing your body to function in an unhindered state, you'll find the capacity to live your deepest dreams.

You can register for the events we discussed with Dr. Casey at the end of the podcast through their Facebook page - their October 14th Ladies Night Out and their October 20th Full Moon party.

Visit Unbound Potential Chiropractic at www.unboundpotentialchiro.com to book a consult or appointment online, or call (207) 303-0057. Follow 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 51: Robin Kennedy - Maine Candy Maker

Episode 51: Robin Kennedy - Maine Candy Maker

September 17, 2021

This week, we tempted fate by talking about tasty treats before lunch with Robin Kennedy from Robin's Confections in Biddeford, Maine! We talked about how she got started making confections, how she works with other local businesses, the secret to a great Maine Needham, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Robin’s passion for making chocolate confections began while working for another candy company, where she learned the skills she would apply in 2012 when she started her own business out of her parent’s renovated basement. After only working the wholesale business for six years, they now have a beautiful store in Biddeford that Robin manages and her parents own. There she has expanded what they make and are able to offer, but the Maine Needham remains their most popular staple product… as it should.

Visit Robin's Confections at www.robinsconfections.com to shop online or visit them at 586 Alfred Street in Biddeford. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram too. 

 

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 50: Ebenzer Akakpo - Maine Jewelry Designer

Episode 50: Ebenzer Akakpo - Maine Jewelry Designer

September 2, 2021

This episode, we had an inspiring and fun conversation with Maine jewelry designer Ebenezer Akakpo. We talked about his journey from dreaming to be an architect to becoming a jewelry designer, how he creates his new pieces, his inspiration, how he's helping people, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ebenezer’s portfolio spans various mediums and processes; when combined with the visual Language symbols or Adinkra symbols from his native Ghana, he presents a unique collection of ideas and creations. His jewelry-making passion led him to Florence, Italy, where he studied stone-setting and jewelry design and also discovered the world of computer-aided design and manufacturing. He moved to the US and studied Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, and Industrial design at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY. In 2017 he founded the Akakpo Design Group LLC in Maine, focusing on designing Jewelry, Apparel, and home accessories.

Visit Ebenezer's website www.akakpo.com to see the symbols he uses in his designs and also place orders as well. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as checking out his other brand, Maine Culture.

 

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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