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#14: Nancy Marshall of Nancy Marshall Communications

Nancy Marshall of Nancy Marshall Communications

Nancy Marshall is one of Maine’s most remarkable entrepreneurs.  From her days handling public relations for Sugarloaf, to today as CEO of one of Maine’s most well-known, longest-tenured, and successful marketing firms, Nancy’s built a brand that is practically unmatched in Maine.  In fact, a research study by the Portland firm Critical Insights found that Nancy Marshall Communications was the state’s most recognized public relations or advertising agency.   Recently, the firm has developedNancy Marshall of Nancy Marshall Communications the Marshall plan, a 65 step coordinated, measured, and metered marketing attack; the last step of which is apparently to have a big party on Maine’s biggest ski mountain.

If this is something that sounds right for you, Nancy’s offering a free one-hour personal or business branding assessment, which you can find at www.marshallpr.com/growmaine .  Nancy and her team will contact you to set up a time to meet, and I guarantee you’ll come out of there with some omigosh moments.

Nancy Marshall is not afraid to be awesome!  Don’t be afraid to be awesome!  And as always, help me get the word out, wouldja?  I went to Gould Academy, and our longtime board chair Al Ordway (dearly departed and much missed) used to say, shake two hands for Gould today.  Can you send two tweets for #Maine today?  And if you follow me @growmaine I will follow you back!

Also: while we’re mentioning alma maters, Nancy has an MBA degree from Thomas College (yay, Laurie Lachance!) and undergraduate degree from Colby College (yay, LEED-Silver Colby College Museum of Art!).

Shortlink to this episode (makes it easy to mention it to someone): www.growmaineshow.com/nancy

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On The Box!

DerekVolkBoxTalkRadioBox Talk Radio is a show hosted by Derek Volk of Volk Packaging.  Volk Packaging is this amazing company that has really diversified and serves many markets, from biotech to food to industrial all over the world, and Derek is the president.  He also hosts a weekly radio show on WLOB featuring Maine businesspeople from a diverse array of fields, and I was honored to have the chance to appear on it and post it here, so let’s take it away!

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Mick Dunn of Shift Energy LLC

Mick Dunn of Shift Energy LLC

Mick Dunn is one of Maine’s most remarkable entrepreneurs.  OK, well, he’s one of Australia’s most remarkable entrepreneurs, but he’s here in Maine.  (Don’t you just love these Maine businesses that are national and international leaders?).Mick Dunn of Shift Energy LLC

Mick’s got a background in commercial construction, and a multimillion dollar renewable energy business in a niche I’m guessing you don’t even think is legit, solar air heating.  But if it’s done right, solar air heating can easily heat a gymnasium, and that’s what Mick’s company Shift Energy does.

So listen in as we get to hear some good Australian business expressions like ‘even the keel out’, and international perspective on doing business in Maine, including that it can be an insular market, and why that’s a good thing; as well as an introduction to Mick’s podcast, Risking Failure.

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#12: Corky Ellis of Kepware speaks at Envision Maine

Corky Ellis of @kepware speaks at Envision Maine

Corky Ellis of @kepware speaks at Envision Maine

I am pleased to have the opportunity to record the Envision Maine series of entrepreneur talks and post it to my podcast for those who missed it. This talk by Corky Ellis of Kepware Technologies was originally given on December 11. With nearly 75 employees(over half of whom are engineers), Kepware is a noted success in Maine’s software landscape. They are like the Cisco Systems of industrial automation—developing the software that gets industrial machinery communicating.  

Corky has great perspective and experience, and is passionate about the opportunity for Maine to make our educational system a sustained advantage. I hope you enjoy his presentation as much as I did!  Remember “Why Not Us?”

And don’t forget to register for David Stone of Cashstar at Envision Maine on Wednesday January 8 at the Clarion Hotel in Portland!   Enter discount “Grow Maine” at checkout to receive 20% off registration.

Corky Ellis of @kepware speaks at Envision Maine
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