March 2024 Partner Newsletter

March 2024 Partner Newsletter

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In This Issue:

  • Maine Life + Knack Factory Sneak Peek
  • Annual Meeting
  • Maine Eclipse
  • Minimum Wage Survey
  • Industry News + Events
  • New Partners

Maine Life and Knack Factory Collaborations

We recently worked with Knack Factory and Maine Life Media on video projects showcasing the region in the cooler months.   Read more

Join us Next Week at Annual Meeting

It’s not too late to register. See why you need to attend our biggest partner event of the year.

Plan Ahead for the Maine Eclipse

All lodging in Maine is full near or around the path of totality of the Solar Eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024.  Post your Eclipse packages or events on our website via the Web Dashboard.

$20/hr Minimum Wage: Your Input is Needed

The Portland Regional Chamber recently learned that Portland’s City Council plans to discuss an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance that would increase the minimum wage from the current $15/hr to $20/hr. They need your input as the City Council begins their discussions.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey regarding your current minimum wage – your individual responses are confidential. 

Industry News + Events

  • Maine Office of Tourism held their Q1 Stakeholder Update. View the recording and presentation slides.
  • Visit Portland and Portland Downtown hosted a Public Restroom forum. View recording here.
  • 93% of travelers plan to book a trip within the next six months – the highest level since March 2023. View the Longwoods International report here.
  • The Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Maine Office of Tourism will occur on April 24-25 at Holiday Inn By the Bay.  Learn more

New Partners

Batson River Brewing & Distilling – Biddeford

Located on the lower level of The Lincoln Hotel, Batson River Biddeford is both a tribute to the past and a celebration of the future. 

From The Nest

At From The Nest, Abbie helps business owners and organizations get focused on their marketing goals, build brand visibility, and tell their stories on social media.

Kennebec Savings Bank

Combining quality banking expertise with a passion for community, we provide dedicated, personalized customer service and demonstrate a commitment to our local communities.

Sutherland Weston

Full-service integrated agency with the tools, talent, and connections to help businesses develop answers to problems impacting their ability to grow.

Whitehall Manor

A pristine and charming 2-bedroom short term rental located in a safe, quiet, and convenient neighborhood close to all that Portland has to offer.