Category: Trueline Spotlight

Trueline Spotlight: A Snapshot of Success

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a corner of the world known by the Iroquois as “Ska-na-wis,” or “Long Swamp.” It was the home of a legendary band of horse thieves known as the Loomis Gang, who stole steeds throughout Oneida County. In 1875 it was known as the “Hops Capital of the World.” George Eastman, father of the Kodak…

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Trueline Spotlight: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, Whether Near or Far

Reading Time: 3 minutes Zachary Brann remembers his fateful post-graduate trip to Portland in 2015. The University of Maine Orono graduate rolled into town, his pockets empty, having laid all his money down on an apartment. He was banking on the prospect of landing a job with a guy named Haj. With a kiss for good luck from his…

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Trueline Spotlight: Expect the Unexpected

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Halloween came to Trueline last fall, the workday was punctuated by the click-clack of high heels echoing down the hallway, worn by a man wearing Buffalo plaid and wielding an axe. That “lumberjack” happened to be the new writer David Harry, a Monty Python aficionado, avid gardener and former reporter. And like the song…

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Trueline Spotlight: The Art of Awareness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Living amidst the restrictions of COVID-19, Trueline Content Coordinator Liz Fallon has had plenty of time for introspection. With relatable themes of isolation and forces out of her control, Fallon, a Long Island native, has had time to reflect on her days as a college freshman. Back then, she studied in Tralee in southwestern Ireland—a…

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Trueline Spotlight: “No one will outwork me.”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Many people at Trueline know Victor Martins as a chart-topping salesman, a devoted family man, a sports aficionado with a competitive personality—whether he’s on or off the court in a pick-up game of basketball with his coworkers. But where does THE drive come from? What many don’t know about this integral Trueliner, who joined the…

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Trueline Spotlight: A Home Away From Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first time Gavin O’Connor left Dix Hills, a small Long Island town about an hour from New York City, it was mainly for a change of scenery—and to further his education. At Baltimore’s Loyola University, O’Connor got plenty of both: four years in a diverse and dynamic city; and a marketing degree he knew…

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Trueline Spotlight: Riding Her Own Story

Reading Time: 6 minutes At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, a group of collegiate U.S. hockey players did the unthinkable, beating the mighty Soviet Union—a team that had trounced the Americans 10-3 in exhibition play just weeks before—in what would forever be known as The Miracle on Ice. Many remember exactly where they were when…

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Trueline Spotlight: Painting with a Broad Brush

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you live in Portland, you know there’s no shortage of bars and cafés with local art displayed prominently on the walls. Yet despite the city’s ample venues, for most artists the prospect of selling a piece (let alone many) is far from guaranteed. Then again, Trueline’s Matt Welch isn’t most artists—not with works that…

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Trueline Spotlight: Risk and Reward

Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether it’s leaving home for college or moving to a new city on a whim, stepping outside one’s comfort zone can be a nerve-racking experience. Anjali Lapierre prefers to call it by another name. “To me, that’s life,” says LaPierre, who recently celebrated three years as a content coordinator with Trueline. “I’ve never been afraid…

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Trueline Spotlight: Ready for the day

Reading Time: 4 minutes Growing up in the Portland area, Michelle Lappin did as many Mainers do: dabble in a little bit of everything.  A longtime Trueliner, Lappin’s previous professional life included stints as a sales and marketing director; managing director for two different Fortune 100 companies; and general manager for a privately held event-services company. More recently, she’s been a personal trainer, a…

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