14 episodes

Commercial Currents shares stories and solutions from small business owners and entrepreneurs on Maine's islands and coast. In the wake of COVID-19, small businesses everywhere are struggling to make sense of the rapidly changing economy. Listen as we highlight some of the challenges they're facing, discover what's working well, and find the bright spots and opportunities that exist for small businesses today. Produced by the Island Institute.

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Commercial Currents shares stories and solutions from small business owners and entrepreneurs on Maine's islands and coast. In the wake of COVID-19, small businesses everywhere are struggling to make sense of the rapidly changing economy. Listen as we highlight some of the challenges they're facing, discover what's working well, and find the bright spots and opportunities that exist for small businesses today. Produced by the Island Institute.

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 13 - Status Check: 44 North Coffee and Pendleton Yacht Yard

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 13 - Status Check: 44 North Coffee and Pendleton Yacht Yard

    This is the second interview in our two-part status check with some of the business owners we first spoke with at the start of the pandemic. In this episode, we catch up with Melissa Raftery and Megan Wood of 44 North Coffee (Episode 1), and we also...

    • 31 min
    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 12 - Status Check: WindHorse Arts and North Haven Brewing

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 12 - Status Check: WindHorse Arts and North Haven Brewing

    This episode is a status check. As we transition from just surviving and hunkering down to actually figuring out how to live and carry on with daily life during this pandemic, it felt like a good time to check in with the first few business owners we...

    • 20 min
    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 11 - LooHoo

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 11 - LooHoo

    In this episode, we talk with Cyndi Prince, founder and CEO of LooHoo, an environmentally-minded company based in midcoast Maine that makes wool dryer balls. Cyndi started LooHoo in her home and now leverages a local supply chain to meet a global...

    • 20 min
    Business in Uncertain Times - Teaser

    Business in Uncertain Times - Teaser

    • 50 sec
    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 10 - Topside Inn

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 10 - Topside Inn

    In this episode, we talk with Mark Osborn, the owner and Innkeeper of Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor. Recently, Facebook released their "State of Small Business Report," citing hospitality as one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, and...

    • 15 min
    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 9 - Sammy's Deluxe

    Business in Uncertain Times - Episode 9 - Sammy's Deluxe

    In this episode, we talk with Sam Richman, owner and chef of Sammy’s Deluxe in Rockland, Maine. As global food systems break down due to the pandemic, we see that the restaurants thriving are the ones who were already advocating for and supporting local...

    • 16 min

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