Happy B Corp Month!

The March 2023 Newsletter — 

This March we’re celebrating B Lab’s We Go Beyond campaign to encourage business owners to take action to transform the economic system. As a Certified B Corporation, we’ve made a commitment to operating with a purpose greater than profit. We encourage all business owners to take steps towards positive community and environmental impact because together we can change the world!

Interested in learning about the B Corp Certification process? Check out our tell-all with Becky McKinnell, owner and CEO of iBec Creative AND accomplished B Corp Certification recipient.

becky sitting in a chair on a stage with a man in a chair on her right looking at her

546 website launched

One step closer to that 550 milestone! Take a look at our website launch highlight from the past month:

The Armature

The Armature at Hanover Works is currently under development as a new framework for urban living. Once a mechanical garage and surface parking lot for Portland’s fleet of public works vehicles, the building was vital to keeping the city moving every day. Today it’s being rebuilt as an apartment building featuring 171 expertly designed homes. 

screenshot of the armature website featuring a picture of the building with the armature overlaid in text

While the building is currently under construction, it will be open for pre-leasing soon. To learn more about this up-and-coming hub of urban living or to join the email list for updates, head to their website.

Big month for volunteer work

Even before we became a certified B Corp, iBec was (and continues to be) a team that cares about making a difference in the community around us. This past month our team spent over 20 hours helping out a number of great causes. You can also head to our blog post to read about the great things some of our purpose-driven clients are up to!

Caring Unlimited

Caring Unlimited offers individualized safety planning services to anyone impacted by domestic abuse; supporting thousands of individuals each year throughout York County through a number of programs offered free of charge and accessible 24 hours a day.

logo that says caring unlimited york county's domestic violence program

Head to Caring Unlimited’s website to learn more about their programs, services, and ways that you can help support their efforts.

Maine B Corps

Maine B Corps exists to help create connections, increase collective impact, support existing and aspiring B Corps, enhance community, and educate consumers.

certified maine b corporation logo

Looking for more information on what it means to be a B Corp or how to get certified? Check out this iBec blog post about it!

USM Women in Leadership

Maine is home to an extraordinary number of women entrepreneurs. The Women in Leadership series features a panel of female entrepreneurs who share the triumphs and setbacks they’ve had on the road to their dreams.

This past February, Becky McKinnell, the founder and CEO of iBec Creative, was featured as the moderator of the event, alongside panelists, Jocelyn Kamikazi from Burundi Star Coffee, Linda Varrell from Broadreach PR, and Hannah Freeman from Cove Natural Medicine.

five women standing together smiling for the camera

Friends of Congress Square Park

Friends of Congress Square Park is a volunteer-led organization invested in ensuring Congress Square Park is vibrant, welcoming, and safe. By creating a place where all people can feel a sense of belonging, contribute, and have shared experiences, we’re fostering a more equitable, resilient, and pluralistic city.

people dancing together in congress square park

To learn more about Friends of Congress Square Park, browse upcoming events, join their mailing list, and more, visit their website here!

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