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Peloton Speaks tonight in Portland ft Spose/Luke Livingston! 1/21/15

Peloton Speaks

Peloton Speaks

A new business themed event has sprung up in Portland!  It began last month in a city that seems to have so many great options for business owners and entrepreneurs to network and meet one another.  The monthly event takes place at Peloton Labs and is put on by Katalyst and Dream Local Digital as part of the collaboration series.

The event however is unique in a sense that it encourages those who attend to really be honest about their business and their fears.  The first event featured some well known business owners like Chris Avantaggio of LiveME and Emily Straubel of The Red Lipstick Project.  They told their stories of taking a leap, and facing fear.  The event then allows the audience to ask questions and three audience members are drawn at random for those who want to speak.  These attendees tell their story and get instant audience feedback.  

This month’s theme is:  Getting through tough times.  The event will feature Maine hip hop artist Spose, Baxter Brewing founder Luke Livingston and Peloton’s founder Liz Trice.  These three featured guests will tell their stories in a very honest environment.  The event features Beer with from Baxter Brewing, food from Slab Sicilian Street Food and music by Dj Mosart.  A unique atmosphere to network and here some great guests tell their stories.  Come check out Peloton Speaks tonight 6-8pm at 795 Congress St at Peloton Labs.


When:  January 21, 2015

Time: 6-8PM

Tickets are available online at until 4pm at:

Then at the door for $8.  Ticket includes admission and Beer and Food!



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Local Businesses Honored with 2010 Entreverge Awards by PROPEL

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On Wednesday evening, 5 Portland area businesses were honored with this years Entreverge Award, recognizing well-deserved businesses about to move to the next level. Thanks to PROPEL, a young professional organization, the Entreverge winners will receive a number of items to further promote their businesses, including access to area consultants and business leaders to help guide their business development.

Congratulations to the 2010 Entreverge winners;  Chart Metal WorksDSO Creative FabricationsFlyte New MediaMaples Organics and the North Star Music Cafe.

For more information about Entreverge, Propel Portland, and the Outreach and Business Partners associated with the wonderful event, please visit

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Portland, Maine – Various Awards Nationally and Internationally

Recognized with various awards amongst a variety of criteria, Portland, Maine, has a great deal to offer everyone!  Below is just a sampling of the accolades of our great Portland, Maine.

  • Ranked #1 on “America’s Most Livable Cities” for 2009
  • Ranked #6 on Relocate America’s Top 10 Places to Live in 2007.
  • Ranked #12 in the world by Frommer’s in its list of Top Travel Destinations for 2007.
  • Ranked #20 in Inc. Magazine 2006 Boom Town List of Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurs.
  • Ranked #7 on the 2005 list of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.
  • Named #15 in medium sized Top U.S. Cities for Doing Business. In the overall category of small, medium and large cities combined, out of 25,000 cities examined, Portland ranked #32.
  • Named #1 Top Market in Small Business Vitality. The study suggests that Portland supports the strongest small-business sector of any metropolitan area in the United States and ranked it as the hottest small business market in which to develop a company.
  • Named #14 in Best Performing Cities index, for its economic vitality based on measures that include employment and salary growth, with an emphasis on high-tech industries.
  • Named one of the “50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live“.
  • Ranked #40 on National Geographic Traveler Top 109 Historic Destinations in the World.
  • Commercial Street, Portland was selected by American Planning Association in 2008 as one of the 10 Great Streets in the US.
  • U.S. News & World Reports selected Portland, Maine, as One of the Top Ten Places to Retire.
  • Organic Gardening Magazine selected Portland, Maine, as One of the Greenest Cities in the US.
  • The Portland Jetport is New England’s Fastest Growing airport in terms of passengers.
  • Ranked #1 in the Mid-Level Professional category in Kiplinger’s 2007 – Top City for Creative People.
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