Competing with national retailers and online shopping has been an ongoing struggle for small businesses. Luckily in Maine, a robust “buy local” culture has shoppers supporting their local retailers. To help them along, several Maine companies are rolling out innovative strategies to get their products into customers’ hands. The common thread? Convenience.

This event takes place before the library officially opens, so please enter on Elm Street.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Program starts at 7:45 a.m. Street parking is free until 9:00 a.m.

Thank you to Coffee By Design, who will serve a complimentary selection of roasts and teas to attendees.

On the panel

Host: Press Herald Business Editor Carol Coultas has been practicing journalism in Maine since the mid-‘80s and focusing on business journalism since 2003. She’s been the business editor at the Press Herald, overseeing an award-winning staff, since 2014.

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