2018-03-30 / Business Review

LOCAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Take a cue from successful women

According to the Fortune 500 list, 2015 tied the record set for the highest number of female CEOs in America’s largest companies by revenue. Twenty-four women, including Mary Barra of General Motors, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard and Ginny Rometty of IBM, made the list.

Although women make up 45 percent of the labor force and only 5 percent head Fortune 500 companies, women are making greater strides than ever before.

• Be passionate about what you do. Women who maintain passion about their careers are more likely to overcome any challenges and stand out in the workplace. If your profession is not stoking any passion, explore alternate career opportunities.

• Recognize your strengths. Today’s professionals are less likely than their predecessors to stick with one company or line of work for their entire working lives. But just because you change jobs or career paths does not mean your past experience is useless. Successful women know what they do best, whether it’s public speaking, writing or making sales pitches. Apply those strengths when looking for a new job or career. • Know when to ask for help. Even the most accomplished women have limitations. Asking for help when you need it can help you overcome those limitations. To be good at what you do, you first have to learn from others. Sometimes the smartest way to overcome an obstacle is having several hands on deck to provide a boost. Thinking that the work is better left to you alone could be a mistake. Enlist help when you need it and never hesitate to ask for another perspective.


Betsy Ames-Fitzgerald is delighted to have her daughter Cheyenne Fitzgerald as an active member of the Sold on Betsy team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kennebunk. Betsy Ames-Fitzgerald is delighted to have her daughter Cheyenne Fitzgerald as an active member of the Sold on Betsy team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kennebunk. • Make time for exercise. A sluggish body can make for a sluggish mind. Successful people need to be sharp, and exercise can help them maintain their mental focus. According to John J. Ratey, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, muscles send hormones rushing to the brain where they mix with a substance called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. BDNF plays a role in brain cell growth and learning. Without it, brains can’t absorb new information or grow and learn. Exercise also helps relieve stress, which can make resolutions easier to see and make tasks less overwhelming.

• Go easy on yourself. While many successful people strive for perfection, achieving perfection is unlikely, if not impossible. Successful people often admit to being their own worst critics, but don’t beat yourself up if you endure some trial and error. Mistakes can be a great teacher, so use any you make to your advantage. • Don’t be afraid to take risks. Successful women are not afraid to take risks. Many may have decided they don’t fit a specific mold and want to affect change. However, calculated risks are different from reckless decisions, and it is important to recognize the difference. A calculated risk may involve starting your own business after learning the ropes in a specific field and testing the waters. Reckless behavior would be opening that business with no relevant experience.

Logan’s Landscaping

The outdoors has always been part of my soul. I’ve always respected its beauty and purity and appreciated the foundation it provides for creativity and imagination. It’s why I chose to do landscaping for 17 years of my life. It was my son who inspired me to start Logan’s Landscaping here in Scarborough. He naturally loves the outdoors, but I also wanted to show him what it means to have integrity, respect, and perseverance. Supporting the local community is important to me, and I enjoy bumping into my clients at the grocery store, sporting events and at school drop off. We’re a small family owned and operated landscape company, here to help you love your own outdoor space. We’ll see you around town.

The AffirMantraTM Method

Ugh! Transitions …

Whether happily chosen (i.e: a wedding, promotion, new birth, or a new beginning), or forced upon us (grieving loss of any kind) – transitions can be chaotic and difficult.

In times of stress, we need to feel empowered to affect positive change in our lives, our businesses, and our relationships.

The AffirMantraTM Method teaches HOW to access inner resources, create new neural pathways, overcome challenges/ reach goals, in a fun and effective way.

Rev. Myra Robinson, Interfaith Chaplain and Soul Coach, created AffirMantraTM, to further her Ministry of Music & Motivation; to help people navigate life’s pivotal moments, or selfdriven transformations.

Working well with everyone, from devout (in any faith), to those who identify as “spiritual but not religious”, to atheist; Rev. Myra’s “mindfulness” approach easily crosses any spectrum. An engaging speaker, she has presented AffirMantraTM Workshops to groups and organizations across N.E.; conducted confidential Soul Coaching with individuals; and officiated memorable, customized Wedding Ceremonies, incorporating their own personalized Relationship AffirMantraTM for that “Wow-factor!”

But wait! There’s more! …visit www.affirmantra.com for yourself.

Ember’s Stoves & Fireplaces - 9 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, and Wittus! Need an evening appointment, Call Peggy at 207-221-8242

Angel’s Arrowhead Feels “At Home” After Their “First Year” at 382 Cottage Road in South Portland

Sherie Wolfe, the owner of Angel’s Arrowhead relocated to 382 Cottage Road a little over 6 months ago from Ocean Street with her ever-growing retail store!

Carrying vintage beads and findings, an assortment of unusual treasures from around the world, women’s casual clothing, the best yoga attire made by Mono b and New Mix. Sherie can’t keep enough stock on the shelves!

Sherie continues to receive new shipments of dresses, tunics and leggings for all ages & budgets! She is also still doing re-stringing and pearl knotting along with personalized designs for proms or any other special occasions.

Visit Angel’s Arrowhead at 382 Cottage Road, South Portland, across the street from Dipietro’s Market from Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6

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 three years and people are still bringing great stuff in. We have things coming and going pretty much 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 spring approaches, she said, she sees a surge in re-decorating homes in a lighter tone and people are coming in looking to furnish their camps or cottages.

For more information about Heirloom Consignment or to sell items, visit heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@ heirloom consignmentme.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. heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@ heirloom consignmentme.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. 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. 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.

Welcome to Individual Care of Maine - Quality In-Home Senior Care!

Our Uniqueness!

What sets Individual Care of Maine apart from other companies is our commitment to getting our clients outside—safely, comfortably, and as often as possible, during all seasons. We know that with the correct clothing, guidance, and companionship, this practice leads to overall wellbeing. Because of this, we are convinced that getting outside is nature’s perfect remedy for anxiety, depression, fatigue, lack of appetite, and other issues associated with the aging process. When appropriate, the care plans at Individual Care of Maine incorporate outside exercise with the spectacular surroundings that Maine offers We all need something to look forward to, to laugh, and to relax. Our Mission

Individual Care of Maine provides affordable, personalized, non-medical, in-home care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer an excellent solution: support, assistance, and companionship for seniors and others who prefer to maintain their independence by living at home. Our Approach

Research increasingly shows that a holistic approach in combination with doctor-prescribed medication is the best course for treating Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as other age- related issues. We look at the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia in two ways: 1) the Western need for medication and 2) a person’s organic need for excellent nutrition and exercise. Combining the two, we create a care plan that is best for your family member.

Town & Shore Associates - Brenda Cerino Galli

About Me

Growing up in Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, I have lived most of my life in Maine. My career in real estate began in 1997 at Re/Max where I worked as a licensed assistant to Dianne Maskewitz. Dianne and I moved our business to Town and Shore Associates in 2006 and we continue to have a prolific professional partnership today.

I enjoy every facet of the real estate industry and that is evident to my clients. I have honed my skills and gained a depth of experience that continues to contribute to my success and enthusiasm for the industry each and every day. It is extremely rewarding for me to help my clients fulfill their homeownership dreams and goals. In addition to my profession I am active with several local business and networking groups. Brenda Cerino Galli, Associate Broker bcerino@townandshore.com w 207.523.8113 c 207.671.3164

Saint David’s Budget Box

The ladies of Saint David’s Episcopal Church established Saint David’s Budget Box, a community service shop, in 1966. Today it continues to be operated by volunteers, members and friends of the church. The Budget Box supports the operating costs of St. David’s but more importantly, has contributed thousands of dollars to local, national and international agencies that provide aid for the poor and needy of the world. We also support many local animal shelters. We have cats available for adoption through Safe Haven.

The Budget Box accepts donations and consignments of gently worn women and men’s clothing that are current with today’s fashions. It also sells new, or like-new, shoes and boots, jewelry, accessories, household items, collectibles and much more.

Stop in today. The Budget Box is located next to Anchor Fence on Rt.

1, at 2 Bragdon Lane, Kennebunk

Consignments and donations accepted daily, but call ahead to be sure we are taking consignments if late in the week.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the shop at 207-985-3544 or you may email us at SDBudgetBox@gmail.com. We are open Monday thru Saturday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Your Local Real Estate Expert

Real Estate Agent Jacqueline Nedwell of Maine Life Real Estate Co. 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 re-locating 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 in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 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 Jacqueline can assist you!

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 have been so happy with the windows we had installed by Maine Window Company. They did the whole house in a day, no mess, and the windows are air-tight, saving us heating cost each month. We highly recommend Maine Window Company. (Mark & Nancy, Yarmouth)

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.

Hour Glass Company ~ South Portland, Maine

For over 5 years Holly & Dan Libby of Hour Glass Company have 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 Holly says, 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.

Just call Holly to set up an appointment or walk right into our showroom at 619 Main Street in South Portland.

Karen Haase & Cheryl Hugill of Team Harmon & Carroll

Karen Haase and Cheryl Hugill, both Associate Broker/Realtors® on Team Harmon & Carroll of The Maine Real Estate Network, are a dynamic duo of woman agents who know the business, and have the energy and drive to serve their clients tirelessly! Both women bring a variety of experience to the table; Cheryl has a career as a property manager in addition to full time real estate sales, and Karen has owned three successful businesses including a salon and a bakery. It is this depth of life experience and knowledge, combined with both of their energy and enthusiasm for real estate that makes Karen and Cheryl agents who understand, and put their clients’ needs first.

Karen’s ‘tagline’ is ‘I want to hear your story,’ which is entirely appropriate given that she is an open, caring and curious individual with drive and determination in excess. Cheryl likes to market herself as the agent who ‘manages the details,’ and does so beautifully by carefully listening to and acting upon her clients’ needs with efficiency and compassion. Both of these women, backed by their colleagues on Team Harmon & Carroll, are excellent choices for anyone looking for a real estate agent who truly cares, and brings their very best every day.

Foulmouthed Brewing-Our Story!

We’re a small brewpub, located in an old auto garage in South Portland, Maine. Our goal is to pair seasonally rotating cuisine and cocktails with our unique beers. We are pushing the boundaries of modern comfort food to showcase our eclectic tap list.

Our name, Foulmouthed is a play on words dating back to the 17th century when this entire region of the seacoast was named “Falmouth”. The name also alludes to the salty language overheard on the docks and shipyards throughout our city’s seafaring history!

Make yourself at home and try something new. That is what we’ll be doing.

Fontaine The Real Estate Leader

Brenda Fontaine is the CEO of Fontaine Family- The Real Estate Leader and the author of “The Limitless Real Estate Leader”, a heartwarming business book that is part motivational and part inspirational .

Fontaine’s real estate career began in Lewiston/Auburn area. She received numerous state and national awards. In 1994, Fontaine began to build a unique team system and Fontaine became known as “the name family and friends recommend.” Fontaine eventually opened her own brokerage in Lewiston/Auburn, and in 2014, purchased a building at 432 US Route One, Scarborough and opened a second location to offer the same concierge service that made them a household name. With having successfully closed over 6,000 transactions, Fontaine Team is repeatedly named as one of “America’s Top 1000 Professional Real Estate Teams” by Real Trends as published in Wall Street Journal. For more info visit Fontaineteam.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kennebunk

A family tradition of service and leadership continues, as Betsy Ames- Fitzgerald and her daughter Cheyenne Fitzgerald are the Sold on Betsy team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kennebunk.

Cheyenne graduated from Merrimack College with a B.S. in Marketing. Cheyenne now is responsible for implementing the Sold on Betsy marketing strategies. Her focus is to enhance the Sold on Betsy Social Media presense and insure high quality marketing for all their listings and projects.

A lifelong resident of the Kennebunks, Betsy continues to bring award-winning results to her loyal clients. “It’s a great time to sell, as market demand is high and inventory is low,” she says. Curious to know what your home is worth today? Contact Betsy or Cheyenne at (207) 967-5558 for a free market analysis.

Nvest Financial Group

Nvest Financial Group, LLC (Nvest), is a CEFEX® - certified, independent boutique wealth management and financial planning firm working with financially established individuals and families throughout New England. The Nvest team of professionals prides itself on simplifying the complexities of the financial world for their clients. Nvest considers each situation a unique relationship and not just a portfolio balance as they help bring clarity to vision.

As Nichole Raftopoulos, President of Nvest, explains, she wanted to create an organization where she, herself, would want to be a client. Her dedication, professionalism and expertise have propelled her to being named Forbes’ Top Woman Advisor in the State of Maine for 2018 and one of “Forbes’ America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” for 2017.

Nvest has offices in Kennebunk, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information on Nvest visit www.nvestfinancial.com. For more information on CEFEX® visit www.cefex.org.

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