2014-09-26 / Business Review



Laurie Cavanaugh, Independent Skin Care Consultant - Jafra

Lets Party! Have Fun and Earn Rewards! Book a Party! Quality Skin Care is important at every age, let me show you how to enhance your beauty and empower you with the secrets of anti-aging. I offer complimentary consultations and a free gift at your first appointment with this ad or use code FallFree2014.

I’m also a member of the Maine Women’s Business Network.

Laurie Cavanaugh, Independent Consultant

(207) 232-0576


It’s All About the Tea

I love all things tea; the civility, the cultural traditions, and the accoutrements. But most of all, I love the leaf. When I thought about opening Nellie’s in 2003, it was very much the “trappings” of tea that were attractive to me. But, as I began really studying tea, becoming Maine’s only Certified Tea Specialist in 2009, I became enchanted with the mysteries of the leaf. That black, green, oolong, and white teas all come from the same botanical is such an amazing phenomenon. I love sharing my passion for the leaf with others who want to learn.

Marianne Russo

Nellie’s Tea & Gifts

Summerhouse Shop in South Portland celebrating 3 years in business

Wendy Webber is the sole owner of SummerHouse Shop in South Portland located on the corner of Ocean Street and Sawyer Road. Wendy has quite the following for her Pet Portraits and her Handmade Jewelry that is displayed inside the shop.

Wherever you look inside on every wall and corner, you see Local Art, Unique Gifts, Painted Glassware, Picket Fence Fish and Wild Lupine Studio Glassware hand done by Wendy’s mother, Lydia Webber. Many Local artists displays of Unique Cards, Soaps, Pillows, Rope baskets and Mats & more can be found in this wonderful shop! Wendy always runs specials so come on by!

Eleanor L. Dominguez, ESQ. Joins Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A.

Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. welcomed Attorney Eleanor L. Dominguez to the firm in August, 2014. Attorney Dominguez is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, and has a degree in Psychology and Government from Connecticut College. While at UMaine, Elly concentrated her studies on environmental and marine law and was an active member of the Environmental Law Society. Her interest in the environment has also led her to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Attorney Dominguez’s focus at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice is Estate Planning and MaineCare benefits, Veteran’s Law and Real Estate. She can be reached at (207) 767-4824 or via email: edominguez@atrlaw.pro

Paula Coppersmith Of “ Dock’s Seafood “ 15 Years In The Restaurant & Fish Market Business!

Paula Coppersmith started out as a co-owner of Bob’s Seafood in Windham, Maine in 2002 through 2010.

In March of 2011, Paula and her husband, Bob, opened Dock’s Seafood on Evans Street in South Portland. At Dock’s Seafood you can enjoy great local fare in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere! The freshest local seafood that Maine has to offer. Paula & Bob also carry a wide variety of fish, including haddock, dry scallops, salmon, tuna, swordfish, shrimp, calamari, lobster meat & crab meat, smelts, smoked haddock, live lobsters & steamers, fresh made crab cakes and crab stuffed mushrooms! If you can’t find what you want, we’ll order it for you!

Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week .

When It Hurts To Work, We Are Here For You!

15 Years of Specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Services Provided: Work Injury Treatment: Strains, Sprains, Tendinitis, Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures, Indoor Air Quality, Minor Lacerations, Burns, Eye Injuries, Chemical Exposures Exams: DOT/Truck Driver, OSHA (Respirator clearance, asbestos, lead, HAZMAT, etc.), Firefighter surveillance, Return to work, ROTC, Preplacement Examinations, Independent Medical Evaluations and Second Opinions Prevention: Computer Ergonomic Evaluations, VDT “Train the Trainer” School, Back and Neck School, Individualized Stretching Programs, Jobsite Ergonomic Evaluations Also offering: Physical and Occupational Therapy • Japanese Style Acupuncture Clinician Team. Susan Upham, MD, MPH Bd Cert OccEnvMed • Jane Glass, DO Bd Cert PM&R Stephen “Bo” Miller, PAC • Steve Kouba, OTR Mary Senore, PTR • Jason Ackley, DPT FMI: Contact Client Relations, Andrew Jameson at ext. 228. 50 Sewall Street Suite 301 • Portland, ME 04102 P: 207-780-6631 F: 207-780-6320

The Maine Real Estate Network

As a second generation Realtor, Susan Cr

oteau has big shoes to fill. Joel & Carmen Croteau set a great example of what a Realtor should bring to the table. She will work her 

hardest to fill those shoes and provide you with remarkable service. Susan started her career as an insurance broker and brings years of insurance knowledge with her to every customer she meets. If you are looking to sell your home or buy a home, Susan would love the opportunity to discuss the options she has available for you. 

Ronel J. Dubois Agency Insurance

As the Ronel J. Dubois Agency celebrates its 59th year in the insurance business, third generation owner, Michele Dubois, is proud to offer insurance products for home, auto, life and business insurance policies. With five licensed agents on staff, customers are assured prompt and professional service. The Dubois Agency is an independent insurance agency providing insurance services and products with multiple co

mpanies to ensure solid insurance protection at a competitive rate. The agency is appointed with several toprated insurance companies in the region and the nation, including: MMG; Merrimack Mutual; Acadia; Travelers; Liberty Mutual; Progressive; Union Mutual; The Concord Group and Patriot Mutual, to name a few. Call or email Michele to today for a free quote 207-324-5600 or RJDuboisInsurance.com

Effective treatment programs for Parkinson’s Disease: LSVT™ BIG and LOUD

The LSVT LOUD™ program is a standardized treatment protocol for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD™ improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the larynx and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. Focused on a single goal: speak L

OUD - the treatment improves communication by maximizing speech intelligibility, facial expression and co

nfidence. Treatment is administered by a LSVT™ certified Speech Therapist - in 16 sessions, 4 days per week for 4 weeks.

Recently, principles of LSVT LOUD™ were applied to limb mov

ement (LSVT BIG™). Specifically training increased amplitude of limb and body movement (bigness) in people with Parkinson’s disease has documented improvements in amplitude (trunk rotation /gait) that generalized to improved speed, balance and quality of life.

LSVT BIG™ is delivered by a certified LSVT™ physical or occupational therapist. Treatment is administered in 16 sessions, 4 days per week for 4 weeks.

Coastal Rehab, LLC is pleased to offer the LSVT™ programs in York and Cumberland counties. Services can be provided in clients’ homes or at one of the four outpatient clinics located in Kennebunk, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth.

Owners, Nathalie Descheneaux and Chris Piper of Scarborough, founded Coastal Rehab, LLC in 2005. The administrative office in Cape Elizabeth employs 5 talented professional women. Coastal Rehab has a team of 23 dedicated therapists, 22 of which are women.

Highlander Garden

With an art education and a love of gardening, my two fa

vorite things came together in 1997 to become a garden design and installation company with an emphasis on practical gardening. Creating residential and commercial gardens.

Raising the standards of our company to become gardeners of The Whitebarn Inn in Kennebunkport. Participating in our local farmers market supplying fresh cut flowers from our own five acre farm in Saco, as well as providing a lovely event venue for weddings and parties.

Visit us on FB or our  web site to see whats going on at our farm all season long.

Party Castles

Party Castles is a locally owned retail party store located at 473 Elm Street, Biddeford, Maine. We are loc

ated ½ mile south of Five Points. It is owned and operated by Jeannine and Don Jarry.

Party Castles was first opened in 1985 by Biddeford & Saco Paper Company. Jeannine helped in finding party supply vendors and managed Party Castles until February 1993. At that time the paper company purchased a building in the Industrial Park and sold Party Castles to Jeannine and Don.

We carry party supplies for most occasions, children and adult birthdays, weddings, bridal and baby showers, sports, themed parties and most holidays. We have over a 1000 foil (mylar) balloon designs in stock. We carry 60 color choices in latex balloons and a large assortment of printed latex designs. Balloons can be ord

ered in advance to save you time on the day of your party. We also deliver balloons and do on site decorating with balloons.

Party Castles is opened seven days a week. Check our ad for our hours. Jeannine is in the store unless she’s delivering balloons or decorating. It has been a great 29 years helping people celebrate the important occasions in their lives.

50 Shades Of Hair Studio

Our salon is located on main street Saco. We have a clean modern atmosphere, and invite families into the salon. We are a four booth salon along with a nail technician, we are a strong team of individuals who work well together achieving the happiness of our clients. Our goal is to please the public with our positive attitudes and excellence of work ethic. We specialize in cuts for the whole family along with color, facial waxing, and nail services. We also have a complete l

ine of hair products for men and women. We encourage you to come and experience our services.

Michelle Raymond of Heirloom Consignment says it’s like Christmas here every day

Located at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland, the shop opened in early April with just a few pieces Raymond had acquired at auction. It was just enough to get the business started with those few pieces hardly filling the 4,000-square-foot shop. But consignments came quickly, and they keep on coming, 

every style, description and everything in between.“We’ve been so busy” says Raymond. “It’s been very successful and rewarding.

People have very beautiful things. They don’t even know how beautiful their things are.” Heirloom Consignments is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Bartlett  Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Celebrates “First Anniversary” In Scarborough!

Kath Bartlett, Licensed Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Herbalist celebrates her one year anniversary at Oak Hill Plaza in Scarborough.

“I have worked with many other alternative care practitioners and have found Kath truly exceptional: an expert in Chinese Medicine”, says Paula Sellers, VP Phoenix Possibilities, Inc. “She has a rather ‘take charge’ approach, assuring you she offers something substantial and well thought out, at the same time listening and adjusting new information I have given. I felt totally cared for, as though no stone was left unturned.”

“I am dedicated to helping my patients thrive”, assures Bartlett. With 13 years in practice, her treatment outcomes are higher than reported acupuncture studies.

The Johnston Insurance Agency-“Where you’re always in good hands”

NEW exclusive Allstate agency located at 62 Portland Rd, Kennebunk now serving the insurance and financial needs of Southern Maine. Heidi Johnston, agency owner, is a life long resident of Maine and is familiar with the insurance needs Maine families. At the Johnston Agency, we take insurance personally and treat each potential customer like a member of our own family. We review each client’s individual situations and potential risks to determ

ine proper coverage. We offer complete packages including auto, home, life, business, and retirement p ackages. We are proud to be a local business providing you with spec

ial individualized care and attention. We take the time to educate you about your risks in an easy and straightforward manner helping you select options that fit you best, and always maximize discounts to make protecting you and your family affordable. You are not a number to us! You are our neighbors, a member of our community, and a friend. Let us protect what matters most to you! 

Ember’s Stoves & Fireplaces - 5 Years Strong

Peggy Brown & her Co-owner Ernie Stanhope opened Ember’s Stoves & Fireplaces in June Of 2009. Peggy has over 20 years experience in the Hearth Industry and she understands what her customers need!

Service begins with Peggy in the showroom 6 days a week helping the customers decide what their options are and making sure that they are completely satisfied with their purchase. You have questions to ask…

Peggy Has All Your Answers! Embers carries a variety of lines including Verm

ont Castings, Wittus, Jotul, Regency, Pacific Energy, Mendota, Enviro and Kozy Heat! Need an evening appointment

, Call Peggy at 207-221-8242

Lauren Springer opens Little Red Wagon next to Fiddleheads in Cape Elizabeth

Owner, Lauren Springer Owner, Lauren Springer

Lauren Springer opened Fiddlehead Flowers three years ago. It is a unique place to find fresh flowers, local handmade items, and vintage gifts. This summer Lauren opened Little Red Wagon Toys in the adjoining shop. Little Red Wagon is a place for families to explore and find high quality toys. Lauren grew up in Cape Elizabeth and now lives there with her husband and one year old son. “Owning a local small business is a wonderful experience. I love seeing the children play in the toyshop and creating wedding flowers for couples that choose Fiddleheads for their big day. I believe the two shops fit wonderfully in the community.” Little Red Wagon will be hosting a story time this fall; follow them on Facebook for details!

Homestead Hairstyling - 19th Year In South Portland

AnneMarie Callow is the proud owner & operator of this wonderful hairsalonlocatedonOceanStinSouth Portland. She prides herself with dedication to her clients. With continued education, you will receive, quality and precision hair services, with knowledge of new techniques. Also offering personalized services, using top of the line products. You can be sure your experience will be educational in their comfortable, relaxed salon.

With this ring...

Making plans to start your life-long journey with the person you love? Want every detail of your union to be personal, meaningful and memorable? Honor the uniqueness of your relationship with one

-of-a-kind wedding or commitment rings from Chaya Studio Jewelry. Designed hand in hand with the happy couple, Maine-based artist Chaya Caron guides the process, integrating each couple’s history, interests and truly special bond to produce an exceptional representation of their commitment. Something old? Something new? You and

Chaya can create your heirloom with sustainably sourced, recycled gold, silver, platinum and Fair Trade gemstones or metals and stones from your own jewelry collection. From traditional to unusual, simple to intricate and always rich with meaning, Chaya is insightful, involved and immersed in the process, and it shows in the finished products. Want your rings to say something about you and only you? Creating custom rings is a process as meaningful as your relationship itself...and often not much more

Port Grooming - #1 Animal Groomers In South Portland!

At Port Grooming and Pet Care Center, the founder and co -owner Rebecca Lake, puts together her love and training in art with her love of animals. With her many years of professional grooming experience, she is a busy sought after animal groomer. Rebecca uses and has used for over twenty years, natural pet shampoos.

“Using natural shampoo is better for the pet, the environment and the person bathing the animal”

Port Grooming believes in healthy good quality pet food. They carry many varieties of natural, holistic and dehydrated pet food for their customers to choose from.

Studio 77-Art Of Hair Begins Their 13th Year In Business In South Portland

AnneMarie Callow is the proud owner & operator of this wonderful hair salon located on Ocean St in South Portland. She prides herself with dedication to her clients. With continued education, you will receive, quality and precision hair services, with knowledge of new techniques. Also offering personalized services, using top of the line products. You can be sure your experience will be educational in their comfortable, relaxed salon.

All-Safe Self Storage

Life has a way of changing our path. Whether it’s new home construction, a new addition for your ‘new addition’, seasonal storage for your patio furniture, mower or snow blower, college dorm storage for your student, divorce, foreclosure or eviction, storage will be needed at some point in your life. When you do, we are here to help with the transition.

All-Safe Self Storage has two locations in Biddeford and Arundel, 550 units, and 14 different sizes from as small as a hallway closet oraslargeasa3baygarage.

Manager Jane LaPoint and her ever ‘helpful’ assistant, Sasha (the black Standard Poodle), can assist you with your storage needs.

Opened in 1995, they have the years of experience and expertise you need to have a great storage experience.

Yes, sometimes seasons of our lives bring stress. Storage shouldn’t be one of them. Let us help you in the next season of your life. You can reach Jane at 284-2100 or visit them on the web at www.allsafemaine.com for more information.

Encouraging entrepreneurs with great ideas

Biddeford Savings has been helping business entrepreneurs throughout southern Maine find their path to prosperity as far back as its founding in 1867.

As a community-focused mutual savings bank, Biddeford Savings is invested in the success of its communities. Over the years, as more women entered the workforce, Biddeford Savings was there, helping female entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life with a variety of innovative business services, including business checking, business bill payment, payroll services, CheckSEND, ACH origination, merchant card services, and many more.

“Our business services are customized to the needs of the individual,” notes Charles Petersen, President and CEO. “If you’ve got a great idea, we’re ready to listen. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs with a dynamic business plan achieve their dreams. It makes us, and our communities, stronger and more vital.” For more information about business services at Biddeford Savings, call the Business Banking team today at 207-284-5906. The bank has offices in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Scarborough, and Waterboro. To learn more, visit biddefordsavings.com.

Celebrating Over 26 Years!

Dodie Phillips opened Keys to the Kitchen in 1988 filling a niche for everything for your kitchen but the kitchen sink! But times change and now you will see us as Keys to the Kitchen.& Home!

You will still find fun and innovative gadgets to make navigating the kitchen a little easier, along with knives, pots and pans, and glassware. But, we now offer an array of linens and rugs, beautiful entertainment pieces and so many key essentials for your home.

Voted Best Cooks Shop in Boston Magazine New England Travel and Life Best of New England.

The highly knowledgeable staff would love to share a recipe, show you their favorite gadget, or help you find the perfect gift.

Keys to the Kitchen

Contact: 2079674904

Mainely Vintage

Furniture restoration has been a passion of mine for 30 years. And for the past two years, my focus has been painting furniture with paints made with chalk, clay and minerals, made by the American Paint Co. No VOC, No Odor, No Solvents!

In addition to selling these products, I also sell what I have re-created...furniture, brass and ceramic lamps, chandeliers, and candle sticks. I teach workshops involving hands-on lessons for painting on glass, metal, wood and furniture. These techniques give my customers the confidence needed for painting in their own homes. Oh yes, one more thing... I also custom paint. My customers are very important to me so I always strive to deliver the best service I possibly can.

I opened MAINELY VINTAGE in the spring of 2013, and am located in beautiful Lower Village, 180 Port Rd. Kennebunk. (Across from Pedro's). You can find me on Facebook or call 207-337-4118, that's me, Darlene.

Please stop in to experience the warmth and beauty that painted furniture can bring to your home!

Women's Health & Mindfulness/ Recognizing Stress & What to Do

Everyone has heard how stress can negatively impact our health, a) recognize when we are experiencing it or b) know what to do about it.

We’ve all experienced when our heart is racing or our words may be snappy. These are indicators that something is creating stress. Other signs include feelings of agitation, muscle pain, lowered immune system, digestive upset & disruptive sleep.

Simple steps to recognize stress? Stop, listen and observe. When we begin to recognize our response to triggers we are able to bring awareness to what our body needs or is telling us. Stop and breathe deeply, observe what is happening inwardly and outwardly, and begin to move through situations with less anxiety.

At SOMA we provide massage therapy and wellness services. Next month, we’re hosting “An Introduction to Meditation” which will be a wonderful opportunity to gain more insight into practicing mindfulness, an effective tool in reducing stress. To learn more, call 741-2639 or www.SomaMassageAndWellness.com.

Exceptional Service Without Exception at Bath Savings Institution

Meet Anne Marie McCoubrey, Vice President and Branch Manager of Bath Savings’ South Portland branch at 225 Ocean Street.

A Cape Elizabeth native and resident of South Portland, Anne Marie is an example of the bank’s financial professionals who are also friends and neighbors. Her knowledge of the area and financial expertise make her a valuable asset for personal and business banking customers.

Anne Marie has been with Bath Savings since 1997, as a branch manager and mortgage lender. She has served as VP and branch manager at the bank’s Portland branch, and before that in Falmouth.

“I’m proud to work where I live,” Anne Marie says. “I’m glad to be part of a business that rewards women with key leadership positions, from our corporate offices in Bath – where Bath Savings began in 1852 – to all of our locations.” Give Anne Marie a call at 207-799-2775. Or stop by.

Just Vicky’s

If you’re looking for that special gift, treasure, or simply a treat, you should stop by “Just Vicky’s” on Route 1 – South (75 York Street) Kennebunk, ME (located with Benedetto’s Lamp Repair). Just Vicky’s is just that, and more! Many of the shop’s items are made by Vicky Sandini - a self-taught artist who does everything from watercolors to wonderful Maine coast inspired shell, glass and stone creations. Vicky finds inspiration in the beauty of that which surrounds her as well as from her life experiences. It is easily reflected in the unique and heartfelt designs she produces. You won’t mistake her shell wreaths with run-of-the-mill ones -- they are stunning in their contemporary yet natural feeling aura. Vicky also seeks out amazing products of other Maine creators and Maine sources, which she feels meet her unusual, diverse, and high quality standards. So swing by Just Vicky’s -- you just might find something you just can’t live without!

Sell Your House for Cash Now with J & G Properties!

We are a Residential Redevelopment company here in South Portland and we are always looking for our next project. If your property has deferred maintenance or is in need of repairs it may not qualify for conventional buyer financing. That means it’s NOT a good candidate for a traditional real estate sale and you need to find a cash buyer.

If this is the case we, we are ready to pay you cash and eliminate issues with financing! We close quickly and will make all of the needed repairs. You don’t even have to clean the house out!

Call Melissa Linscott at J&G Properties Northeast for more information today! And visit our website for a gallery of our recent projects including before and after photos at jgpropertiesne.com! 207-200-6611.

“Luxe Found” Joins Cape Elizabeth!

Jenn Jones, resident of Cape Elizabeth has recently opened Luxe & Found at 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth (across from the Cookie Jar) with her partner Clay Philbrook of CLAYTON & JONES. After three-and-ahalf years designing and building custom furniture and décor as well as offering interior design services, it was time for a brick and mortar. Luxe & Found is a unique mix of furniture, décor, art, gifts and vintage finds featuring several local artists. CLAYTON & JONES have designed and built for numerous restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, wineries and residences in Maine and New England. “As a small business owner, it was important to be a part of such a supportive community and to be in a hub with other great small businesses.” Jenn’s entrepreneurship includes her former partnership in restaurants and an event planning business.

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