2016-07-28 / News

Ask the Experts


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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!


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!




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.


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
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!

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.

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.

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