October 29, 2019

Maine's annual broadband summit is focused on inspiring and empowering community leaders to address the challenges of bringing reliable, high-speed internet to Maine. Hosted by the Maine Broadband Coalition in partnership with the Island Institute, GrowSmart Maine, Fourth Economy Consulting, and the ConnectME Authority, the 2019 Maine Broadband Summit brought together more than 150 community leaders, representatives, and technical experts to share experiences and resources for how communities can move forward with locally-driven broadband projects to address their needs and how we can all work together to help improve connectivity across our state.

December 7

We're celebrating our members this holiday season! Mark your calendars now, and join us for an evening of food, fun, and special discounts just for our members! It's our way of saying thank you for your support throughout the year.

2019 Island Teachers Conference Photo Gallery

Welcoming over 120 island and coastal teachers and administrators, the 2019 Island Teachers Conference (ITC) included two days of professional development, informative workshops, field trips, and more in and around Rockland, Maine, with a keynote address by Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin.

For more information about ITC and the 2019 sessions, visit http://www.islandinstitute.org/itc.


Archipelago Artist Profile: Christina Vincent

Overall, I’ve found midcoast Maine’s custom wood workers: furniture makers, wood turners, spoon and oyster platter carvers, etc., to be quite singular people. For me however, Christina Vincent stood out even before I met her in person. As the proud daughter of a projects man, from concrete footings to framework to cabinetry, I came-of-age around the rebuilding of the house my sister and I grew up in. Thus, coming across Christina’s work, it was like stumbling upon my staunch childhood persona come to adulthood. I’d never recognized that sentiment in myself before; however, seeing Christina’s beautifully designed and executed pieces, the expert woodwork of a woman, made me want to do a little touchdown dance.

ShoreUp Maine 2019 Photo Gallery

Taking place on September 27, 2019, in Belfast, Maine, "ShoreUp Maine 2019: Sea Level Rise—Who Pays and How?" was a daylong conference highlighting innovative strategies to help communities pay for projects to increase their resilience to sea level rise and severe storms.

Commercial Currents: Business Inspiration—Our Favorite Podcasts

This month, we decided to share some of our favorite business-themed podcasts. Not necessarily educational resources, but more inspirational. August isn’t the time to step away from your business and learn something new. It’s insane, and we know it’s hard to keep your head above water and not completely burn out. So, if you’re in need of some inspiration to keep you motivated this month, check out some of these business and start-up related podcasts.