2016-07-29 / Business Review

ASK THE EXPERTS

ROI-cubed

It’s difficult enough running a business, let alone growing the value of the business or deciding how to find a successor to run your business once you decide to retire. What about deciding how to merge with or acquire a competitor? These questions are best answered by an expert in strategic growth, transition & succession planning, and mergers & acquisitions. ROI Cubed, LLC is a consulting firm with clients in a number of different industries across the Northeast that helps guide business owners through the intricacies of taking the business to the “next level”. With their expertise, ROI Cubed can also guide business owners through the complicated mystique of the M&A world, whether to prepare for a sale of the business, a purchase of a business or the recapitalization of a business. To learn more about how ROI Cubed can help you and your company, visit www.roi-cubed.com or call 207-985-8787.

Maximizing Personal Potential and Creating Permanent Change

Scarborough NeuroDevelopment Center provides Speech Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy services to adults and children with acquired and developmental neurological disorders. Our experienced clinicians have trained in some of the the nation’s leading hospitals, and combine research-based principles and technology to assist patients in maximizing personal potential. If you have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury, we can help.

Suzanne V. Sylvester, M.S., CCC-SLP is the owner and Clinical Director of Scarborough NeuroDevelopment Center in Scarborough, ME. Sylvester obtained her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and M.S. in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University. Sylvester is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, holds a specialty credential under the Stuttering Foundation of America, and is a certified provider of both Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Interactive Metronome Therapy.

Wright Touch Skin Care

There is no such thing as a quick fix in skincare, having a great skin doesn’t just happen. There is some work that needs to be done and getting a facial is just one step. Its important to combine a good skincare regimen with your facial treatments for sustainable results.

As an Acne Specialist I have seen positive results in treating clients that have tried everything and are now clear. The system I use takes into consideration diet, lifestyle, and a more holistic approach to getting clear.

If your skin is just not looking as young as it used to, I have some non invasive but very effective treatments that bring results without expensive injections or lasers. These treatments work on the cell level to stimulate collagen and elastin to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

For more information call Joanne, Wright Touch Skin Care 207-251-2617

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc. prides itself on providing efficient service and quality installations at reasonable rates. We do our best to inform the consumer with accurate information for making smart energy choices. It is important to us that all equipment be energy efficient as well as ecofriendly. We strive for complete satisfaction and a continued relationship with our customers. Contact the experts today for a FREE SYSTEM ANALYSIS! Family owned for over 25+ years Victoria Mansion chose Maine Shore Mechanical to convert their heating system from oil to gas with a high efficiency gas boiler.

24 HOUR SERVICE
Serving the Greater Portland area
What We Do:
Air conditioning/heat pumps
Natural Gas Conversion
Oil and Gas fired Boilers and Furnaces
Gas Piping
Gas fireplaces and stoves
Hot Water Heater
Radiant Heating
Plumbing
Preventative Maintenance
Solar Heating
Oil Tank Installation

Townsend Real Estate

Willard Beach Area Experts!

Whether you are buying or selling a home having an expert represent you will highly raise your probability of success! What makes Townsend Real Estate an expert? Our proximity in the community and our reputation keeps us fluent in the area. We have been most successful in this area because we have a greater sense of how the community works as a whole. We work and live here and we understand the people and the businesses that make this community successful and cohesive.

“In todays competitive real estate market it’s not difficult to find an agent to sell your home.

This task alone does not require an expert. It’s the end result that requires an abundance of knowledge, patience and creativity. We know how to best position your home in this market to get your the most offers for your home. We have years of experience in negotiating multiple offers. We know how to best advise home owners so that they have a successful outcome. Low supply and large demand takes a toll on searching throughout the buying process.

Education is key and we are the best at what we do! Whether you are buying or selling a home having an expert represent you will highly raise your probability of success!

At Jiffy Car Wash “It’s all about taking care of your car!”

Life in Maine can be challenging at times especially for your car.

Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center is the leading choice for car wash and auto detailing services throughout the Portland, ME area.

Our team is committed to providing customers of the community superior service that includes a dedication to details. By the time we are done cleaning your vehicle, it will be spotless. We can clean a wide variety of vehicle including cars, SUVs, vans and trucks!

Our new Unlimited Wash Plans are the way to go starting at just $17.97 per month. Wash as often as you like for one low price.

Stop by Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center in South Portland today and let Jiffy work their magic on your car!

Make A-B.E.S.T. Window Your First Choice

A-B.E.S.T. Window is the local, familyowned replacement window company that manufactures, sells, and installs their own windows. By choosing A-B.E.S.T. Window, you’re choosing a well-established and proven company that has a demonstrated record of quality since 1985.

Our showroom located at 1199 Broadway is designed to showcase the multiple window options available to you. We welcome you to come in, test our samples, and allow us to answer your questions. A-B.E.S.T. Window also offers free in-home estimates to make sure you fully understand the process and feel comfortable with our team.

A-B.E.S.T. Window utilizes the highest quality materials, workmanship, and customer service to produce a product that is affordable and professionally constructed. A-B.E.S.T has an impeccable track record of over 200,000 installations. At A-B.E.S.T. Window we install your windows as if we were installing them in our own home.

If you’re located in the I-95 corridor between Kittery and Augusta, please contract us today to schedule an appointment.

Hour Glass Company

For over 5 years, Hour Glass Company has been committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! We are local, family owned and operated, whose mission is to give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve. We take a personal interest in your satisfaction and continue to grow by your recommendations. Unlike the larger glass companies we don’t carry a large overhead, so – we really do sell for less!

Our prices are fantastic, but our over the top, friendly service will keep you coming back!

Although Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors have evolved into our specialty, call us for ALL your glass needs! We do anything glass related – from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl replacement windows and doors, to commercial doors, small storefront projects, and everything in between. Glass To Go....

Hour Glass provides affordable cut glass service- window glass, thermal glass replacement, tabletops and more. Safety Glass, frosted, etched and specialty glass is available. We even do screen repair! Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures & Shower Doors....

Hour Glass/Hour Shower excels in the installation of better quality shower enclosures & doors, in various styles, while catering to all budgets. Our team has designed and installed hundreds of shower enclosures from start to finish, from standard to fully custom enclosures. We also work with builders and architects to maximize space and bathroom functionality.

Over 4,000 Square Feet Of Unique & Quality Items Always Available At Heirloom Consignment In South Portland

It’s been over 2 1/2 years since Michelle Raymond opened Heirloom Consignment located on 161 Ocean Street in South Portland. “People continue to be very receptive and encouraging” says Michelle. “Items keep coming in, every style, description and everything in between. The store keeps filling up and emptying out which is great for our frequent visitors”. Part of the draw is Michelle’s eye for design. A past interior decorator with more than 30 years experience, Michelle is able to pick out items that buyers want, and display them for maximum effect.

“People have very beautiful things in their homes” she says. “It’s a matter of being able to edit offered items to those that buyers want for their homes, that’s where my background comes in. An item can be anything, from any decade to new, it just has to be something that people would want to buy and put in their homes. We do turn away items frequently, it’s all about what sells and what is current in home decorating. Trends change quickly,” says Michelle, who is always trying to stay on top of them, anticipating what people are going to be asking for. Heirloom Consignment is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone interested in consigning a larger item, including furniture, can send photos to Raymond by email; michelle@HeirloomConsignmentME.com

Docks Boathouse Opens In Biddeford on Route 1!

Docks Boathouse in Biddeford, Maine is a family owned and operated restaurant and fish market where you can enjoy great local fare in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. At Docks, you will find the freshest local seafood that Maine has to offer. So check us out...you will not be disappointed!

You can also find us in South Portland at Docks Seafood!

Eat In or Take-Out!

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD FISH MARKET

We will pack your lobsters for travel & we can ship them for you!

Prices are subject to change without notice due to the market. Please call 207-286-1600 for current prices.

T.A. Napolitano, Inc.

T.A. Napolitano are fully licensed electrical contractors serving the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area since 1985. Our staff are all fully licensed electricians, master electricians, journeymen or helpers... all with a wealth of experience and knowledge.We carry out work for both residential and commercial customers, can plan regular maintenance visits and also provide a ‘Quick Service’ option which ensures a prompt response to your electrical needs...we also have 24 hour emergency cover in case the unthinkable happens. We provide a complete service from electrical design through to installation and maintenance - from a small home repair or upgrade to a multi million dollar development project - we can help!

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL

NON-PROFIT • GENERATORS • GREEN SOLUTIONS

2016 MARKS THE “33rd ANNIVERSARY” OF YANKEE FORD IN SOUTH PORTLAND!

While a lot has change in the automotive industry since Yankee Ford opened its doors, one thing has not. Yankee Ford is as committed to its customers as it was 33 years ago.

We focus on pleasing the customer that sets Yankee Ford apart from its competitors! “The biggest thing that separates us is the people…from our owners all the way down, we know the most important person in our store on any given day is the customer! Our main focus is on customer satisfaction.” “We have built some long term relationships with some great people over the years.” “We think of our customers as friends and family.”

Yankee Ford is the one-stop shop for all of your automotive needs and takes the pain out of repairs by offering customers such amenities as shuttle service to and from your home or work, Saturday service, WIFI and free loaners when available while theirs are being worked on.

We are a full-service dealership from the sale of new and used vehicles to the service of all makes and models. We have a State-of-The-Art Collision Center. We have the parts to service not only our in house business, but we supply independent shops and collision centers throughout Maine.” Yankee Ford does everything it can to make sure the prices offered are fair and competitive.

For more information on Yankee Ford, which is open Monday through Saturday, visit yankeeford.com or call 799-5591.

Granite Monuments & Cemetery Gravestones Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, & Plaques

A Maine based monument company specializing Monuments, Cemetery Markers, and Gravestones made from Granite featuring Granite Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, and Plaques serivicing all New England states. Richardson Monument Company, Inc. is a familyowned business that has been in existence for more than 65 years. We provide clients with quality craftsmanship, and most importantly, we provide patience and understanding at a particularly difficult time in their lives. Our customers cherish their Richardson Monument Company Cemetery Monuments, Gravestones, and Markers.

We also specialize in creating Granite signs for businesses and communities.

For three generations we are proud of our work and in helping families in their decision on choosing the right monument or marker that will last a lifetime.

Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: 331 Lincoln Street • South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone: 207-767-2761 • Fax: 207-767-2517

Portland Harbor Water Taxi

Come Ride With Us!

Portland Harbor Water Taxi featuring the

Elizabeth Grace

$10.00 All Day Adults

$6.00 All Day Kids Under 12

Active Military FREE with ID Did you know that Casco Bay is one of the most scenic bays in the country? Hop On & Hop Off our water taxi all day long! 5 stops within a one hour loop around Casco Bay in Portland and South Portland. Hop off and get an ice cream in The Old Port or get off and eat lunch at Saltwater Grille or dinner at Snow Squall. Experience the wonders of two lighthouses in South Portland, Bug Light and Spring Point which you can walk on and go inside!

Departure Points & Times

1. Portland Public Water Taxi Dock / Bell Buoy Park– 54-72 Commercial Street, Portland Maine 04101. Water Taxi’s depart every hour, starting at 11am. Departures are from the Public Water Taxi Dock that is between the Casco Bay Parking Garage and Flatbread Pizza.

2. Bug Light Park– South Portland, Maine. Water Taxi’s depart every hour at 15 min passed the hour starting at 11:15 am from the public boat ramp.

3. Saltwater Grille – 231 Front Street, South Portland, Maine 04106. Parking is available in restaurant parking lot for patrons. Water Taxi’s depart every hour, starting at 11:25am.

4. Thomas Knight Park / Knightville – Waterman Drive. Water Taxis depart every hour, 45 min passed the hour starting at 11:45 am.

Sunset Cruises

Experience the beautiful sunset on Casco Bay and take advantage of the Photographic opportunities that this Sunset Cruise gives you! Bring your own munchies & your favorite beverage while experiencing the wonders of Casco Bay Islands and the famous Lighthouses in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth while riding on the Elizabeth Grace water taxi.

75 minute Cruise from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. 7 days a week

Moody’s Nursery and Garden Center

Moody’s is a Full Service Garden Center offering Trees, Shrubs, Annuals, Perennials, Vegetable seeds, and plants, Fruits, and Garden Center Products that will ensure you’re gardening success. Moody’s Nursery carries a wide variety of bird feeders and bird houses, as well as a selection of specialized bird food for all of our feathered friends. Moody’s offers Landscape Design, Landscape Installation, and Landscape Maintenance services since 1935.

Moody’s Nursery is a proud member of the Independent Garden Centers of Maine. We are a group of Independent Garden Centers in Maine, working together to make sure you, the customer, get the best quality plant material, the best advice and the best service, so you have the most successful landscape or garden possible. Make Moody’s your Garden Center.

Matt Vaillancourt of Old Port Insurance joins the local businesses in Knightville in South Portland!

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS

How will your business insurance needs change over time or between seasons? Service when you need it, we are here for you to go over all of your questions. CHOOSING THE RIGHT COVERAGE

We know it's hard to figure out how to determine what type of coverage you should have and what benefits go along with it. With Old Port Insurances personalized service it's easier than ever to determine what is best for you. • Auto Insurance • Boats • RV’s • Home • Life • Business • Commercial & Professional Liability

• Cyber Liability & EPLI • Surety Bonds • Specialty

Call for a Quote & Services (207) 730-1099

EMBERS STOVES & FIREPLACES is the only place to shop for a wood or pellet stove in Southern Maine! "One Of The Owners Is Always In The Store"

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces is a familyowned business established at the beginning of 2009 by Ernie Stanhope and Peggy Brown. Combined, we have over 27 years of experience in the hearth industry.

Our showroom is designed as a comfortable place to shop for gas and wood fireplaces, stoves and accessories. We welcome you to come in, browse our selection and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces carries the best brands at the best prices. Shop around, we’re sure you’ll agree. Select from the menu to the left for a sampling of what we offer. Call or stop by our showroom for more details or to view our full catalog of fireplaces, pellet stoves, outdoor products and accessories.

We want our customers to feel at ease; from selecting the perfect fireplace to fit your home, to your first fire and beyond. We install and service everything we sell. Embers also offers a free in-home consultation to make sure that you, the homeowner, are comfortable with every aspect of its startup and use. We are proud to have grown into the only specialized retail fireplace shop in the greater Portland area.

Angel’s Arrowhead is getting ready to celebrate their 1 Year Anniversary in the Knightville neighborhood!

Sherie Wolfe owner of Angel’s Arrowhead loves being part of the Knightville neighborhood businesses. Carrying vintage beads and findings, an assortment of unusual treasures from around the world, women’s casual clothing, the best yoga attire made by Balini, plus other yoga clothing, Sherie can’t keep enough stock on the shelves!

Sherie continues to receive new shipments of dresses, tunics and leggings for all ages & budgets! Sheri has beautiful Sterling Jewelry and rings.

Visit Angel’s Arrowhead at 79 Ocean Street, South Portland, across the street from CIA from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nvest Financial Group

With so many different financial resources from whom to get advice, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the right advisor. But much like the difference between a big box hardware store and your local hardware store, a boutique firm such as Nvest Financial Group provides personal, engaged advice from leading advisors with a wealth of experience and credentials. Nvest prides itself on an infrastructure that can

address all aspects of your wealth management in a timely and professional fashion, regardless of the situation. We believe that our relationship with you is the initial key to a successful financial plan that eventually leads to an investment plan that you can rely on through your and your family’s life. We will you Envision your future as you Entrust us as your financial partner and together, our goal is to Enrich your life.

The UPS Store #3352, Mill Creek Plaza for all your PRINT jobs.

The UPS Store in Mill Creek Plaza is serious about PRINT and can help you design and print anything from Business Cards to Invoices, Post Card mailings, Brochures etc. Cate Griffin has been appointed the Manager of the store showcasing her seven years with the store while studying at SMCC and UMaine. We also have a Graphic Designer who works with her to ensure your design and the finished items are of top quality and really highlight your business or event.

Locally owned and operated, The UPS Store focuses on helping each individual customer – “I love getting to know the customer and helping them create the perfect print job”, says Cate. We offer everything from shipping to Notary to sales leaflets. We have a unique understanding of our community and their needs as the store has been part of the neighbourhood for over 20 years. Come in and see what we can do for you today.

Top ways you might be wasting your money

(MS) — Many consumers waste money every day without even noticing it. Yet, rethinking our habits could provide savings that add up quickly over time. Here is a list of the top ways we waste money. Are there any areas where you could improve?

Paying credit card interest — Always aim to pay off credit card debt as soon as possible. Consider moving balances from high interest credit cards to one with a lower interest rate. This will allow you to pay off debt faster.

Buying bottled water — Did you know that most bottled water isn’t any better for you than tap water? In fact, some bottled waters come from municipal sources and are repackaged for consumer consumption. Switch to tap water and a reusable bottle to save money and the environment.

Wasting food — The average household throws out about $600 worth of food each year. Meal planning and budgeting for food can reduce waste significantly. Learning how long food keeps and the truth about expiry dates can also help, as can cooking in bulk and freezing meals.

Wasting energy — Every month, many homeowners throw money out their doors and windows through energy loss attributed to poorly insulated or maintained homes. Combat the problem easily for instant savings. Top up attic insulation with an easy-to-install batt product, like Roxul Comfortbatt, which can also be used to insulate crawl spaces, basement headers and walls for greater energy efficiency. Caulk cracks and crevices around doors and windows and invest in a programmable thermostat.

Choosing the wrong plan, option or service provider —Many of us overspend on our phone, cable and even our mortgage. Have you stayed with the status quo for convenience? It might be time to rethink your options. Right-size your phone plan — perhaps an unlimited plan is unnecessary — to reflect actual usage and shrink monthly bills. Consider alternate sources for television and movie viewing. Always shop around for mortgage or car insurance and consider using a broker who has access to dozens of potential lenders/insurers.

Splurging on coffee — CafĂ©-quality coffee is an indulgence, and a cup of Joe-to-go can cost between $2 and $7. Consider investing in a quality coffee maker or espresso machine for your home or office, and put your daily savings to better use.

Buying lottery tickets — Quite simply, the odds of winning the lottery are not in your favor. Most of us have a better chance of getting struck by lightning. Spending just $10 a week over 20 years adds up to more than $10,000. Put that into a savings account, and you’ve already won.

Impulse buying — A little self-control can go a long way to lining your wallet. Become a smart shopper by researching prices and options before making significant purchases. Plan ahead to save additional money by packing lunches or snacks instead of eating out.

It’s doesn’t take big sacrifices. Resolve to make some small changes more often to save.

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