Happy summer everyone!

There are a few exciting changes happening at Portland Made. Many of you had a chance to work with Managing Director Simone Coker-Kamna. Last month she accepted a new, exciting position at Reed College. We are super grateful for her work with us and will miss her! Good luck Simone!

Because of Portland’s incredible ecosystem that supports local makers and manufacturers, now more than ever, Portland Made is deserving increased attention. After a lot of thought and consideration the timing now seems perfect to hand Portland Made off to new owners. Without further ado…


 

Meet Portland Made’s New Owners

 

Portland maker consulting

 

“After moving to Portland in 2001 I stumbled into a job at Resource Revival, a small business that makes products from recycled bicycle parts. I started off in production assembling clocks and welding bicycle part furniture and instantly fell in love with making and selling handmade goods. Over the next 10 years I learned everything I could about operating a successful maker business from production management and operations to new product development, marketing, and sales. In 2013 I moved on to another Portland based maker business, Grovemade, at which I am currently head of both operations and marketing. Nothing makes me happier than helping passionate makers succeed. Last year I began volunteering my time at Portland Made and am very excited to begin as the new Director and Co-Owner. Kelley and Simone have provided a solid foundation for us to build upon, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.”

Jim Hassert // Director // jim@portlandmade.com

 

 

Portland Made, team

“For the last decade I have helped small, local businesses put their best foot forward, creating authentic and meaningful content, design and strategies. My work experience as Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer and Photographer for White Bird, Toor Creative, and Digital Alliance, has put me in a great position to take on Portland Made’s marketing, print and online presence. I’m excited to be here and look forward to continuing the conversation with each of you. Here’s to Portland Made and our mutual growth!”

Sarah Toor // Marketing & Communications // sarah@portlandmade.com

 

 


 

What’s Next

a message from the Founder

 

As many of you know, I am a strong believer in the power of small businesses working together for mutual success. As an ongoing sponsor of Portland Made, I (and ADX) will continue to be involved, working closely with Jim and Sarah as they transition into their new roles. I am very excited to help them take Portland Made to the next level. Keep an eye out for the August newsletter highlighting upcoming events and maker news.

It’s been a pleasure working with you at Portland Made. If you would like to get in touch with me you can find me at: kelley@adxportland.com

-Kelley Roy

Portland Made Branding

More and more consumers are valuing independently made, locally sourced goods. Let customers know you are Portland Made by branding your website and product packaging.

 

Portland brands

GROWTH MEMBERSHIP

Designed for more established businesses who want their products seen and their story told, our Growth Membership offers the greatest online exposure, including products, related content, and links directing consumers back to your website. Showcase your products in our online Shop, include your photo in our Featured Maker Gallery, and add your logo to our Brand Gallery. Your Featured Bio tells your story, has a slider of your brand images, and highlights any related blog posts and products you may have on PortlandMade.com. Share your news, events, and product releases in our blog, newsletter and social media channels.

STARTUP MEMBERSHIP

Our Startup Membership includes a one on one session to check in about your business and get some free feedback to remove obstacles and/or develop your business. It includes your logo in our Brand Gallery, as well as your brand’s Bio Page, where others can see a brief overview of your business, and a link to your website, Etsy shop or Instagram account. Looking to show off your products or for added services? See our Growth Membership, and/or optional add-on services.

IDEA MEMBERSHIP

It all starts with an idea. This stage of membership is designed for those who have an inkling for what they want to do, but may be hazy on the details. Maybe you want to connect with other makers, or you need product photos or a business consultation to help get you to the next level.

Brand Bio

When visitors click on your logo in the Brand Gallery they are taken to your Brand Bio page. This page includes your logo, a product photo, brand story, and link back to your website or shop page.

Portland maker Membership

Maker Meetup

This monthly, one-of-a kind networking event is FREE for members; $15 for non-members. Crafted to be the most useful hour and half a maker can spend on their business each month, this event aims to: expose makers to new workshops, connect makers with each other, and learn from experts.

portland maker events

 

Access to Vetted Resources

Connect with talented professional service providers and subcontractors, offering the range of services small businesses need to thrive. Our online Resources page highlights those we recommend and trust.

Portland Made service providers and vendors

Inclusion in Brand Gallery

Add your logo to the collective’s Brand Gallery. Visitors can peruse brands by category, and click to see your Brand Bio page (for Startup tier), or Featured Bio page (Growth tier).

Portland Brands

Featured Brand Bio

For makers looking for greater exposure, your Featured Brand Bio includes your logo, a slider of images, your brand story, and link back to your website or online shop. As well, this featured page showcases products you have in Portland Made’s online Shop and any related Journal posts you may have on our site.

Visitors can navigate to your Featured Bio from the Brand Gallery and, for those with a professional photo included in Featured Makers, from this gallery as well.

Maker Membership

Your News & Events shared in our Blog,
Newsletter, and Social Media

Broadcast your news, product releases, upcoming events, job openings and more, across Portland Made’s website and social media outlets. Share news content with Portland Made’s consumer audience and maker communities.

Portland maker news

Your Products in our online Shop

Showcase your goods in Portland Made’s online Shop. Visitors can see your product/s and description on the Shop page, and are directed to your personal website. Your product detail page is great for added SEO and as well directs visitors to your personal site.

Inclusion in Featured Makers

Add your maker photo to our Featured Makers gallery. The most prominent page in the Discovery menu, this gallery highlights you as a Portland maker, shows your business name when hovering on your photo, and clicks through to your Featured Bio page where visitors can get an in depth look at your business and visit your personal website.

Portland Made membership perks

Complimentary Business Consultation

Meet for a one on one business consultation to assess the health of your business and identify areas for improvement. 

Jim Hassert, Portland

Preferred Market Vendor

We’ve teamed up with WeWork to produce Creator Market, a semi-annual event hosted in their beautiful westside location. All Growth members can apply first (no application fee), and IF you get accepted you vend for free as well. 

Portland Made market

 

Product Detail page

Show off your goods! This page is where consumers can see your goods in more detail. It includes a photo, description, and prominent link to your site where they can buy directly from you.

Portland Made goods