SMB Bangor #7: Building a business (and a fan base)

Posted on November 21, 2011

For our December breakfast, we’re leaving the turkey behind and focusing on the month ahead with a couple of our favorite Maine shops. We’ll hear from Kristen Andresen of Maine Maven in Orono and Maggi Blue from Chocolatier Blue and Magpie Creative about how they’ve been able to use social media and other tools to build and attract business locally (and created lots of loyal fans in the process).

Maine Maven in downtown Orono stocks a wide collection of gifts from all around the state of Maine: jams, shirts, bags, and much more. Chocolatier Blue’s Maine store in downtown Camden stocks a variety of tasty confections, and Magpie Creative uses glass and metal for unique creations of all kinds.

(Though this is the first time Kristen and Maggi have spoken at an SMB Bangor, they’ve been well-represented. We’ve seen goods from Kristen’s shop and jewelry from Maggi at almost every breakfast we’ve held!)


Kristen Andresen (@mainemaven)
Co-owner, Maine Maven 

Maggi Blue (@magpiecreative)
Chocolatier Blue / Magpie Creative 


Social Media Breakfast Bangor #7: Building a business (and a fan base)

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Breakfast and speaker: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport
(308 Godfrey Blvd. at the Bangor International Airport)

Presenting Sponsor

Husson University

Social Media Partners

Angelia Levesque, Remax Advantage, 108 State St., Bangor

Sephone Interactive Media

Eastern Maine Community College

UMaine Innovative Communication Design