2016-09-30 / Business Review


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. 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. 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 will help you Envision your future as you Entrust us as your financial partner and together, our goal is to Enrich your life.

Paula Coppersmith of “Dock’s Seafood” opens a second location in Biddeford called Dock’s Boathouse

In March of 2011, Paula and her husband, Bob, opened Dock’s Seafood on Evans Street in South Portland.

This past May 2016, Paula and Bob opened Dock’s Boathouse at 472 Elm Street in Biddeford.

Now At both Dock’s Seafood and Docks Boathouse 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. BYOB and sit outside while the weather is still great at both locations!

Studio 77

Studio 77-Art Of Hair Begins Their 15th Year In Business In A New State-Of-The-Art Location…980 Broadway in South Portland!

Anne Marie Callow is the proud owner & operator of this wonderful State-Of-The- Art Hair Salon on 980 Broadway in South Portland. She and her staff pride themselves with dedication to their clients, with their continued education. You will always receive, quality and precision hair services, including new techniques and product lines that include Goldwell, Kerasilk, KMS, Moroccanoil & more.

Also offering personalized services like manicures & pedicures using top of the line products. You can be sure your experience will be educational in their comfortable, relaxed newly renovated salon.

LACAVA the place to shop for whimsy, wonder & personal style!

LACAVA, with its colorful façade and bright purple and green awning, beckons further inspection by the curious. LACAVA (its name could very well translate as “new perspective”) on Water Street, , overlooks a riverside park at the entrance to downtown Biddeford.

Soon entering into it’s tenth year( LACAVA will celebrate it’s 9th anniversary in October!) LACAVA continues on it’s quest to offer unique and varied products to our customers.

Once inside, shoppers find an uncommon mix of new, vintage, and antique gifts, accessories, baubles, and cards. The influence of the past and the present in LACAVA is blended with such finesse that one would never suspect that such a such a long and varied time frame is represented. in the purchasing, merchandising and appeal of what makes LACAVA the shopping experience that it has become. One big modern step forward, combined with a graceful step back in time, LACAVA offers a fresh way of looking at gift giving, celebrating and nesting, with a keen eye on whimsy,

wonder and personal style.

A new perspective is exactly what LACAVA offers inside and out -- a space that emphasizes chic! Inside, the eye is treated to a menagerie of arts and antiques, purses and pottery, baby coats and booties ,hats and house wares, teapots and tablecloths, cards and china and so much more – all begging to be browsed.

The Owners’ dedication to searching out locally made products; such as: Bradeen Farms goats milk soaps and lotions, Visibility Jewelry, trivets and coasters and greeting cards by Maine photographers and artists , quality Maine made scarves and other products, and supporting local businesses ensures a renaissance for one of Maine’s most iconic downtowns.

Sharon Sevigny, proprietor, welcomes you to visit LACAVA situated at Water’s Edge where Biddeford and Saco’s Main Streets come together.

Local Healthcare advocate helps patients and families navigate medical challenges

Estelle Cohen of Kennebunk, a registered nurse with extensive experience as a healthcare professional, provides help to clients and families navigating the challenges of a complex healthcare system by serving as a liaison to clients, healthcare providers, families and community resources.

Cohen said: “As your liaison and advocate, I will take the time to help you and your family thoroughly understand your options, will advocate on your behalf and help you learn to advocate for yourself.”

Cohen assists clients in their homes, at their doctors’ offices and healthcare facilities. She assesses clients’ responses to recommended treatment and their potential need for intervention.

With degrees from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Memphis, Cohen is deeply committed to maximizing personal autonomy and individualizing quality healthcare. Please visit estellecohen.com or call 207-985-6821

Mary Walker - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Kathy Duca, Vice President/Managing Broker is pleased to announce that Mary Walker has been named Broker of the Month for August 2016 for superior sales. Mary is also a 2015 Top Producer and has been named Broker of the Month for March 2016 & June 2016.

Mary has been a Licensed Broker since 1982. She is a 2015 International Sterling Society Agent, CBRB Accredited Real Estate Professional, Affinity Relocation & Departure Specialist, USAA Certified Agent, Accredited Buyer Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Accredited Staging Professional Realtor.

Mary was previously employed by the Maine State Housing Authority and Management Resources, Inc. and held the Certified Property Management Designation.

Mary brings a wealth of experience to every transaction says Duca. She is an outstanding agent and gives her clients truly remarkable customer service.

PJ’s Unique Peek….a Chic Boutique

Owning a women’s boutique has always been a dream of Jane Landry’s, and finally it became a reality as of July 2013. Located in Lower Village Kennebunk, a stone’s throw from Dock Square, in the “Yellow House” along with the Sugar Shack and Ryan’s Irish Pub. There’s always plenty of parking for patrons around the back.

The boutique carries fashionable and affordable women’s clothing and accessories. Their fabulous clothing lines include Tribal, Pretty Women, Parsley & Sage, Tango Mango, Clara Sun Woo and more! Jane invites you to sneak a peek and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

PJ’s (Positively Jane’s)

Heirloom Consignment

When you walk into Heirloom Consignment at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland, you never know what you are going to find, but store owner Michelle Raymond guarantees you will be impressed with the offering.

“People that come in can expect exceptional quality merchandise at a cost less than retail. We have been in business for two-and-a-half years and people are still bringing great stuff in. We have things coming and going at the same speed,” said Raymond, who has 30 years experience in interior design and furniture sales.

Although it depends on the week, or even the day, there are upward of 2,000 items on the sales floor of the 4,000-square-foot store, located in the Mill Creek section of the city. Items include furniture, tables and chairs and decorative items, such as lamps, rugs, artwork and mirrors.

Raymond said once an item is accepted, she uses her background in interior decorating and furniture sales to determine an asking price. That price is reduced by 20 percent after 31 days and another 30 percent after 61 days.

Many customers come in to Heirloom Consignment looking to decorate their home, while others stop by to find unique items. As winter approaches, she said, she sees people come in looking to furnish their living rooms or spare bedrooms to accommodate out-of-town guests coming to stay for the holidays.

For more information about Heirloom Consignment or to sell items, visit heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@heirloomconsignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Ember’s Stoves & Fireplaces - 7 Years Strong

Peggy Brown & her Co-owner Ernie Stanhope opened Ember’s Stoves & Fireplaces in June Of 2009. Peggy has over 21 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 Jotul, Mendota, Kozy Heat, Regency, Enviro, Pacific Energy, Wittus and Vermont Castings! Need an evening appointment, Call Peggy at 207-221-8242

Shelby Cowan - Master Barber & Cosmetologist

I am a Master Barber & Cosmetologist who is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service while having a passion for helping people feel good about themselves. Upon graduating from cosmetology school, I relocated south to a Men’s Grooming Salon in Charlotte NC where I perfected the skills that I learned with my training at American Crew. Upon returning to Maine I enrolled at the New England School of Barbering where I was trained as a Master Barber. During this past year I have grown as a professional who aspires to be the best that I can be. In addition to men’s haircuts I regularly give straight razor face shaves, facials, waxes, and hand details. Working at Harper Method Hair Salon has allowed me to have it all; a career that I can continue to expand my men’s grooming skills and a place to call home.

Attorney Kathryn M. McHugh

ATTORNEY KATHRYN M. MCHUGH emphasizes that couples can control the decisions that affect their family, children, and finances through mediation which is a voluntary settlement process. Kathryn is a mediator, who assists people separating or divorcing, make informed decisions that resolve their family issues. Kathryn is a private mediator, a family court mediator, and also serves as a Guardian ad litem for the family courts. She has 23 years of legal experience. She is quick to point out that mediation allows

you to control the decisions that affect your life, is less costly than litigation, benefits children and can be completed in less time than litigation -- so you can move ahead with your life. Kathryn also helps individuals who need assistance with navigating the court system if they are representing themselves since many people cannot afford to hire a lawyer for the entire case. Limited Representation helps individuals get legal advice as they go through the court process at an affordable rate.

Hour Glass Company ~ South Portland, Maine

Hour Glass Company is committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! Keep your money in Maine! We are local, family owned and operated, We love what we do! We give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve and take a personal interest in your satisfaction.

Friendly service will keep you coming back!

Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors are one of our specialties.

Call us for ALL your glass needs! We can do anything glass related - from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl windows and doors, to commercial doors and small storefront projects, and everything in between.

We serve: South Portland, Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Harpswell, Westbrook, Gorham, Sebago, Naples, Casco, Poland, New Gloucester, Durham, Lisbon, Lewiston, Auburn, Buxton, Hollis, Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard, Lyman, Alfred, Sanford, and yes, we even serve Steep Falls!

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 or as large as a3 bay garage.

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.

The Fifth Om is now offering massage!

The menu at The Fifth Om has grown again: from initially providing natural & organic facials, to including laser hair removal & photofacials, and now to offering massage.

Like all treatments at The Fifth Om, massage offerings are designed to be easily customizable. The importance of the mind-body-spirit connection informs all of the menu offerings at The Fifth Om. Each therapist has been trained in massage as well as several other healing modalities. Integrative facials and massages combine traditional treatments with complementary healing therapies, such as Reiki, a well known energy medicine technique.

At The Fifth Om you can shop for natural and organic skincare and beauty products,receive natural makeup applications for special events, address unwanted hair, or treat yourself to a facial and/or massage—traditional or integrative. Whatever you choose, rest assured you’ll leave The Fifth Om replenished with a natural glow.

Your Local Real Estate Expert

Real Estate Agent Jacqueline Bradley of Tru Brit Realty Group Keller Williams Realty offers expertise and integrity to all her clients. Whether you are a first time home buyer and tired of renting, downsizing, moving up, looking for a great value investment property or relocating to the Greater Portland Area, you will be treated as a VIP, she will explain and assist you in her VIP Buyer or VIP listing program , she is with you every step of the way, from listing search to the closing table, she will assist you with ease and efficiency. Originally from England and prior owner of Mojo Health Bar, Jacqueline is an expert in the field of Real Estate, let her introduce you to her trusted network of lenders and start building equity today call and see how she can assist you.

Julie Hews - Ampersand Elements

Julie Hews is the owner and designer of Ampersand Elements a true neighborhood flower shop in the heart of Knightville celebrating her second year in business on Ocean Street. It has been such a huge & rewarding experience to operate a new business from the ground up. And the success has to come back to the support of customers, family & friends, the SCORE organization mixed in with some tenacity, creativity, the great neighborhood and a little bit of stubbornness. She found that constantly morphing and changing the offerings in the shop was a wonderful way to keep people coming back. And... So, this summer Jen Flock and her carefully curated collection of wine and beer joined the space! We now can offer customers FLOWERS & WINE...why not! The true joy of creating for Julie has been the connection with people... whether it’s been for a celebration of life, a wedding, funeral, baby or birthday gift it all comes back to old fashion customer service and the fact that I care! This summer was a full and wonderful wedding season with new employees and several interns. Julie continued her support of the community with numerous donations to the schools and charity events and offered workshops. She is now switching gears into autumn beginning to design her one of a kind holiday creations she has become so well known for! She’s actually taking holiday wreath orders now. As well as, customized gift boxes including wine.


FOUND seeks to educate customers on the quality of Maine merchandise and promotes the artisan’s unique story and brand! Selling only Maine products, FOUND is excited to introduce customers to the many talented craftsmen that call Maine home!

Located at 42 Main Street in Kennebunk, FOUND offers home accessories, women’s accessories, and custom furniture and lighting. FOUND has over 40 Maine artisans represented! From well known companies like Maine Woolens, Lisa Gent, and Erin Flett, to other, talented artisans such as Always Piper, Cathy Heinz Designs, and Hang Tight Studio

Visit FOUND on Facebook @foundinkennebunkmaine, where something you’re sure to love, will be FOUND” or call 207-604-5009!

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 Company

Fiddleheads - Owner/Designer/Wedding Coordinator:

Lauren Springer was born and raised in Cape Elizabeth Maine. After 11 years in Boston, she decided to head back north were the ocean may be cold but the people are warm. After managing a flower shop in Portland for a few years, Lauren decided that it was time to make her dream, of being a small business owner, a reality. With her husbands support and encouragement Fiddleheads was born. Laurens attraction to texture and unusual floral accents makes her designs original and fun. Her shop is filled with vintage items that she has hunted for all over New England. Lauren has produced flowers for countless weddings and hopes that many will enjoy her unique take on floral design.

Sanctuary Home Organizing

Overwhelmed? Too much clutter? Can’t find anything? Need to downsize? Moving or still haven’t unpacked? Are things out of control due to disability, crisis, or crazy schedule?

Call Leslie Girmscheid of Sanctuary Home Organizing for help with decluttering, sorting, finding homes for the discards, organizing, “containerizing,” downsizing, preparing your home for sale and staging using your furnishings. She loves to unpack and set up homes, especially kitchens. Home offices can be organized with filing systems to suit your needs. If you don’t like coming home because piles of paper and “stuff” are taking over, call now. See what getting organized can do for your peace of mind, your family life and business. A great gift idea is decluttering your stuff for your loved one who has been dropping hints.

Contact Leslie for her limited special offer at 207-272-6027 or leslieg@maine.rr.com and check out www.SanctuaryHomeOrganizing.com. Your home should be your sanctuary!

Chaya Studio Jewelry

SoPo Jewelry Designer in Knightville

Turn Something Old Into Something New: Whether you are planning a wedding or simply want to give your jewelry an imaginative update, local artist Chaya Caron, an award-winning designer, works with clients to create exceptional pieces that truly reflect their personalities.

Repurpose: Is your jewelry collection hibernating in your jewelry box? Using your pieces or a mix of your treasures with her collection of sustainably sourced metals and Fair Trade gemstones, Chaya will transform your “something old” into a unique, new heirloom that is truly you.

Customize: Honor the uniqueness of your relationship with one-of-a-kind wedding or commitment rings. Designed hand-in-hand with the happy couple, Chaya guides the process, integrating each couple’s history, interests and sensibilities to produce extraordinary pieces that perfectly symbolize their extraordinary bond.

Call: Chaya (207-221-6552) for details & start your jewelry journey today.

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

Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. is proud to have Attorney Eleanor L. Dominguez as a member of their firm.

Her areas of expertise include Real Estate Law as well as MaineCare and Estate Planning.

In addition to performing residential real estate transactions, Elly acquired specialized knowledge from working at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, specifically in the areas of property and water law, and enjoys researching and resolving real estate and property disputes.

Attorney Dominguez is a key part of the Southern Maine Elder Law Center team at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. She counsels clients with their estate planning needs, which allows her to focus on the whole individual and not just a specific area of law. As part of that practice, Elly helps individuals and their families navigate the complexities of MaineCare benefits to create a balanced approach to long term care planning.

She can be reached at (207) 767-4824 or via email: edominguez@atrlaw.pro

JML Casual Home Design, Joanne M. Larman Interior Designer and Downsizing Specialist

In 2000 Joanne opened JML Casual Home, a small lifestyle home furnishings store, offering design services in Falmouth, Maine. Sixteen years later, she works from her South Portland design studio to furnish homes throughout New England, California, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Her goal is to create warm, comfortable, and casual living spaces that reflect each client’s unique lifestyle, taste and budget.

Joanne’s commitment to volunteer service reflects her compassion and dedication to community. For the past 12 years she has volunteered at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland. At the Cedars Retirement Community in Portland, Joanne has volunteered with the residents, been a board member and served as a design consultant. She was a design consultant for the first LEED Certified Habitat for Humanity home in Maine.

See Joanne’s gallery of design and services at jmlcasualhome.com

The Maine Window Company Testimonials

“To say that we are pleased with our new windows would be an understatement. They are wonderful and we could not be happier with the entire experience of working with both of you.” (Diane & Tom, Kennebunk)

“I have recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa and Chris from The Maine Window Company. Super friendly, flexible, reliable, and knowledgeable about their business.” (Heather, Waterboro)

“We were more than satisfied with the windows. The installation was done professionally and quickly. Awesome job start to finish. We will call you again for future projects.”

With over 30 years of experience in the window industry, Lisa Corey and Christopher Cummings never grow tired of providing quality products and service to their customers. “The best part of my profession is seeing the end result: that smile on the face of a happy customer as they see their home transformed with their new windows,” states Corey.

South Portland art company’s small gifts have big impact

It’s that time of year when finding the perfect gift for friends and loved ones becomes front of mind for many people. That’s where Earth Angel Arts, owned by South Portland artist, Julie Bernier, comes to the rescue. Julie has built a business around meeting people in the midst of a gift-giving moment and helping them explode it with love, meaning and connection by providing some fantastic options. With two colorful and distinct product lines based on her original artwork, photography and writing, small gifts with big impact are her specialty and her joy. The “Radiate Sunshine” and “Joyful In Nature” collections feature greeting cards, prints, calendars, posters and small gifts that will be among any recipient’s favorites of the season. Find a selection of her goods at CIA Cafe in South Portland and Lisa-Marie’s Made In Maine in Portland and Bath or shop on-line at www.EarthAngelArts.com.

Tamera Vogel - Financial Professional Associate

I am a Financial Professional Associate servicing clients out of our Greater New England Financial Group located in South Portland. My work involves providing insurance and financial products for individuals, families, and business to address their financial challenges. My life long experience in finance, insurance, and client relations provides a diverse and value added perspective for my clients. I am a member of several local business groups where I enjoy helping people find clarity in their financial goals and strategies for all stages of their life and business whether planned events like college funding and retirement or the unplanned financial challenges of divorce and job change. I am a graduate of Husson University and St. Joseph’s College of Maine where I earned a BA in Business and an MBA in Leadership. I care deeply about our community and helping people gain confidence and success in their lives through organizations like United Way of Greater Portland.

Offering securities products and services as a Registered Representative of Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco). The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and Pruco are Prudential Financial companies.

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