A list of businesses owned and/or operated by University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni, compiled by the USM Foundation, is now available — with just enough days left in the holiday shopping season to spare.
The list highlights nearly three dozen businesses comprised of restaurants, retail stores, health and wellness programs, arts and photography resources and more. An interactive map is available (displayed below), organized out by categories. Navigate the map to see where businesses are booming (they're not all in Maine!) or use the sidebar to find them by category. Icons accompanying businesses identify their areas of focus; businesses bearing the WiFi symbol (reception waves) indicate businesses that operate through e-commerce/primarily online.
1. Alaina Marie
Alaina Marie Harris ‘10
Nautically influenced handbags and more. A Martha Stewart American Made 2014 nominee!
332 Fore St., Portland, ME
2. Alcove Jewelry
Maureen Puia ‘99
Botanical inspired, sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry, handmade.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
3. Bekka Koroski, Independent Scentsy Star Consultant
Rebekah Koroski ‘00
Scentsy scented items such as warmers & wax, diffusers & oils, laundry products and spa products! Cutoff for Christmas Orders is December 17th. I can also help with choosing gifts and wrapping.
4. Bennett’s Clubhouse
Dog training. Gift certificates available!
5. Bier Cellar
Greg Norton ’03, ’07G
A big selection of craft beer, wine, cider and mead in an inviting atmosphere staffed with knowledgeable, friendly beer geeks located in a convenient spot.
299 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
6. Cameron Baker Law Firm
Kellie Cameron Baker ‘00
Legal and mediation services, including estate planning and family law at an affordable rate throughout central and southern Maine
291 Alfred St. Biddeford, ME
7. Don Pride
Donald Pride ’05, ‘13G, ‘14G
Guitar, bass and composition lessons. Email email@example.com to purchase gift certificates for private lessons.
8. Exceptional Sales – Tupperware
Kim Richards-Jones ‘93
Tupperware products to save you time, food and money. This is not your mother's Tupperware.
9. Hasbrouck Piano Studio
Elizabeth Hasbrouck ‘08
Piano, flute and voice lessons. Private lesson instruction in Cumberland, ME. All of our teachers are USM School of Music graduates!
10. Hell Scent Aromatherapy
Holly Lynn ‘88
Bad attitude. Good aromatherapy. Essential oils, room/body/linen sprays, and more.
11. Heritage Seaweed
All things seaweed & other ocean-based gifts.
61 India St, Portland, ME
12. Jennifer Babich, author
Jennifer Babich ‘03
Author of How to Use Your Pie-Hole: An Uncensored Food Guide for the Nutritionally Challenged. Get ready to laugh and learn!
13. Kelly Flagg Lifestyle/Arbonne International
Kelly Flagg ‘02
We are a global wellness brand focused on healthy living products both inside and out. Hair care, body care, skincare and nutrition as well as coaching services.
14. Legacy Publishing Group
Timothy Cross ‘93
Calendars, cards and stationery gifts.
David Loughran ‘03
Political campaign strategy and communications. Mach3Media was founded on the idea that campaigns of every size should have access to the most effective strategic advice and creative communications.
16. Maine Beer Company
Dan Kleban ‘04
Brewery. American-style ales served in a tasting room with windows into the facility where they're produced.
525 US-1, Freeport, ME
17. Maine Media Workshops & College
Margaret Weston ‘76
Educational workshops for media artists and storytellers in film, photography, writing and book art. Wonderful gift for the photographer or aspiring filmmaker, creative writer.
18. Maine Music and Health
Kate Beever ‘07
Music therapy business in Maine providing sessions for speech, coordination, self-expression, communication, reality orientation, and mood states.
19. Manifest Counseling Services
Hannah Kazilionis ’11, ‘16G
Counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Also offering walk and talk therapy. LGBTQ friends are welcome. We believe that healing comes through connection and inspiration.
257 Deering Ave., Portland, ME
20. ME Title
Katherine Malia ‘11
ME Title provides title insurance and real estate settlement services to Mainers across the state. We are a veteran owned, women owned local small business.
21. Rene Roy Photography Inc.
Rene Roy ‘98
Professional photography. Weddings, portraits, newborns, corporate portraits and events, product photography, and more.
West Gardiner, ME
22. Riddle Me Mail
Christine Richards ‘03
Mail subscription. Good mail, twice a month, with your name on it. Share the feeling only mail delivers. Getting mail feels good.
23. Rising Tide Brewery
Heather Sanborn ‘04G
Artisanal craft brewery offering beer in an airy tasting room, plus live music, food trucks & tours
103 Fox St. Portland, ME
24. Safford Mills Inn & The Miller’s Toll Dinner Club and Lounge
Lisa Harrington ‘98
Gift Certificates for our Vermont Inn and cocktail restaurant.
25. Sarah Beard Buckley Photography
Sarah Beard Buckley ’86, ‘96G
Commercial photography, portraits, and lifestyle.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Will Wohler ‘07
A subscription box by scouts for scouts, or anyone who wants to engage more with the outdoors. Quality gear, practical items, Fun, and outdoor education to help you engage more with the outdoors.
27. Sisters Gourmet Deli
Michaela McVetty ‘17
Delicious lunch and breakfast sandwiches made with fresh, local ingredients. Gift cards available.
15 Monument Square, Portland, ME
28. Thrive Holistic Counseling & Coaching
Penny Glover ’00, ‘16G
Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Life Coaching. Individual, Couples, Women & Elder Therapy, Conscientious Divorce Facilitation, and Women's Group
433 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME
29. Wildwood Oyster Co.
Becky McKinnell ‘06
Fashion inspired by salt air. Bags and necklaces made simply from beautiful, rugged leather and authentic boat line.
30. Wohler & Co.
Will Wohler ‘07
Professional photography. A contemporary portrait studio for YOU…the Artist, Creative, Maker, Mover and Doer. Senior photos, headshots, family and personal portraits, and more.
31. Wood Wizard
Michael Nichols ‘08
Hand crafted cherrywood bookmarks.
32. Yankee Tax Service
Michael Myers ‘76
Tax preparation. 35+ years experience with multi state and resolution of outstanding tax problems.