Smile! Free Headshots at Agents of Change

Free HeadshotsDoes your friend’s arm make a cameo in your “professional” head shot? Time for a do over. 

If you’ve got one of those headshots where your friend’s arm rests on your shoulders but your friend is cropped out of the picture, it’s time to step up to the big leagues.

At the Agents of Change you can get a new, professional headshot taken right at the conference…for free! That’s right, we’ll have a photographer there taking business headshots for any attendees, free of charge. 

They’re perfect for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, what have you. 

If you need something bigger, you can also purchase a copy suitable for print or framing from our onsite photographer. 

See you in less than two weeks!

Rich Brooks
I’m ready for my close up. 

How to Write Off a Maine Vacation as a Business Expense

Prouts Neck, MaineSeptember in Maine is the perfect time of year to visit. Here’s how to write off that Maine vacation.

Warm days. Cool evenings. Hard shell lobster and shopping at L.L. Bean. Walks along the rocky Maine coast, miles of bicycling and hiking trails, and just the hint of autumn foliage fireworks.

These are the reasons why September is the best month to come and visit Maine. 

So, how do you visit Maine and write the trip off as a business expense?

Step 1: Book a ticket for The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference

The conference is on Friday, September 14th, 2012. We purposely chose a Friday so you could make a weekend out of it. 

You’re welcome. 😉

Step 2: Plan your travel. 

If you’re within driving distance, just head up 95N. If that’s a bit of a haul, the newly expanded Portland Jetport is just minutes from the conference, and serves a wide variety of airlines.

Step 3: Plan your accommodations. 

Portland’s got some great places to stay, and you can always start with this list of 10 Places to Stay in Portland, Maine.

Now, if you follow these instructions, not only will you have an amazing trip that your accountant will have to approve*, you’ll learn all about how to reach your ideal customer using search, social and mobile marketing.

See you in September!

Rich Brooks
Agency Director

* We cannot guarantee how your accountant will react.  

Things to Do in Portland Maine

Here in Maine for the Agents of Change Conference? Why not take advantage of all of the fun stuff Portland and the Old Port have to offer? 

Check out the list of things to do while you are in Portland below…

Portland Museum of Art 

Known as Maine’s largest and oldest public art institutions the museum was founded in 1882. Explore the museums collection of fine arts, with works from Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson and Andrew Wyeth. With more than 17000 objects of fine and decorative arts, the Portland Museum of Art is the largest collection of European art north of Boston. The museum is located on Congress st in the Arts district. 

Duck Tours 

If sightseeing is your thing a Duck Tour is for you. Travel through Portland’s historic Old Port while your tour guide narrates the many cool historical facts about Portland. Sights include the Victoria Mansion, Portland Observatory, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Monument Square, Longfellow House and more. The bus travels from land to water, once in the water you’ll see some of Maine’s Historic Forts, Islands and get a great view of the city from Casco Bay. Tours are an hour long. 

Deep Sea Fishing 

Charter a boat and go offshore deep sea fishing for the day and catch some big fish! You may see some whales and possibly even catch a shark! No need to purchase a fishing license as long as you are on the boat you are covered. 

Maine Foodie Tours

Offering guided walking tours and trolley tours throughout Portland and Kennebunkport. This is a great way to explore some of Maine’s restaurants. Check out the Bikes and Brews tour! (Don’t worry: you bike before you drink!)

Brewery Tours

Maine Mead Works, Shipyard Brewing Co., and New England Distilling all offer tours and tastings. Check out their websites for a schedule and go try some of Maine’s fabulous beers.

Odyssey Whale Watch 

This cruise leaves Casco Bay and goes 20 miles out into whale feeding grounds. Be prepared to see Humpbacks, Finbacks, Minkes, North Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Ocean Sunfish, Sea Turtles and more.

Shopping the Old Port

The Old Port is filled with great shopping. From clothing boutiques and jewelry to home goods and Great Maine Touristy stores check out with the Old Port has to offer. 

Maine Sailing Adventure 

Step aboard a 74 foot Maine Windjammer for a sailing adventure. This boat sails daily out of the Old Port. You can enjoy local brews and wines on your two hour trip. Make sure to pack a picnic and then just relax and enjoy the Maine landscape.

Casco Bay Cruise Lines

Casco Bay Ferries offer daily scheduled cruises out to Maine Islands in Casco Bay. Once there you can explore the islands, have lunch, bike, horseback ride and more. Check out the Islands and schedules at Casco Bay Lines.

Dine! Check out Portland’s Restaurants 

Check out our recent blog post highlighting 20 of Portland’s magnificent restaurants. 

Fellow Mainers – Did we miss anything? Share your favorite things to do in Portland in the comments section!