Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Decision 2008: Portland, ME's indie heros

Portland is absolutely brimming with creative people and dynamic businesses that want to make positive change in our world. You name it, we've got it. Vegan chefs, green building supply companies, socially responsible marketing firms, eco-guide publishers, recycled products manufacturers and natural health practitioners. Heck, we even have an organic baby clothes boutique.

Of course, we also have tons of private citizens quietly composting their table scraps and biking to the farmers' market. The kind of folks who will only buy local (even if it forces them to live bra-free).

Which tells me Portland Buy Local has a tough job ahead. The independent business alliance plans to give out seven Portland Indie Biz Awards on May 22 at SPACE Gallery. But who's going to get them? That's where you come in. Nominate your favorite local businesses and local people by going to http://indiebizawards.com. Then be sure to turn out May 22 for the hottest party in town.

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