Champion Sponsors

Champion Sponsors

Portland Unwrapped

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 – 8am-4pm

Custom House, Portland, Maine

This is a pre-sale event with limited tickets. Register HERE – $45/ticket.
Scholarship tickets available upon request. To reserve tickets for a group, please email

Portland Unwrapped is a day for those who want to discover more deeply how the Portland community functions and how they can become informed, connected to, and participate in our community. We will feature the places, programs, and people who make Portland a vibrant local and global city. The program provides a forum for quality discussion and interaction with a network of government, business, and community leaders. Lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Federally-owned Custom House building are included. Both new residents to Portland and long-time city residents will learn new facts, issues, and ways to get involved. Participants will have a greater understanding of how Portland functions—from the past, to the present, to the Portland of tomorrow. The group will learn where their choices and investment of time and/or money can make a positive impact on the community where they live and/or work.

We’ll talk about…
History of an international port
Local and global leadership through time
Portland’s Comprehensive Plan
Role of tourism in Portland’s economy and waterfront
Portland’s local, global trade – businesses
Businesses thriving on the working waterfront
Educating, workforce training and the economy
How urban planning shapes/supports/reacts with/to the waterfront
Portland demographics–who lived & worked here, then & now

Curt Brown, Ready Seafood
Kyle Foley, Seafood Program Manager, GMRI
Dana Eidsness, Maine North Atlantic Development Office
Chris Hall – Portland Chamber of Commerce
Casey Gilbert, Executive Director, Portland Downtown
Chase Leavitt – oldest Portland business
Dinah Minot, Executive Director, Creative Portland
Greg Mitchell, City Economic Development Director
Bill Needleman, Waterfront Coordinator
Tuck O’Brien, City Planning Director
Jeffrey W. Porter – Director, US Export Assistance Center
Lynn Tillotson, President/CEO, Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

ModeratorsJill Duson and Pam Plumb

ExhibitorsNonprofit tables & volunteer opportunities

Brick & Beam Society
Creative Portland/2 Degrees
Portland Landmarks
Take Action Portland
United Way of Greater Portland




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