Continuing its rapid expansion, the Maine based company is renovating a historical building in Rockland, to house growing team
Rockland, Maine — Dream Local Digital, a Maine based digital marketing agency specializing in interactive media, content marketing, SEO and social media, continues its rapid expansion plans, moving out of its current space and renovating a historic building on Rockland’s Main Street. This new location will serve as the company’s headquarters, housing its local team and providing space for visiting team members.
Originally built for The Courier-Gazette, a weekly newspaper established in Rockland in 1846, the building served as its headquarters starting in 1924, and for many decades thereafter. The building was also home to Kelsey’s Appliances, but has been vacant for several years.
“The history of this building is so motivating for me,” shared Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer. “To be able to grow our company in a building originally built for our local newspaper is simply amazing – as the transformation of the newspaper industry is core to our values at Dream Local Digital. The Main Street location allows us to serve our local small business clients well, and the newspaper feel and spirit allows us to serve our media and other reseller partners throughout North America.”
Staying in the heart of downtown Rockland, along with the opportunity to carry on the building’s rich history, were very important aspects in the company’s decision, reflected in the investment they are making in the renovation to bring this building back to life.
- Photos: Courtesy of Glenn Billington
This new space will serve as the company’s headquarters and will support the long-term growth of the team. Renovations are currently in full swing — the first floor is being cleared and rebuilt with a December move-in date, and the second floor, while remaining somewhat intact, is being customized, finished and painted, to enable a mid-August move-in date. Throughout the construction, it has been important to the Dream Local Digital team to maintain the character of the original building and to preserve as many historical relics as possible, for reuse in the new space. The second floor, comprising of various unique rooms, will serve as a temporary space for the whole team, until the first floor is completed. At that time, the company will occupy both floors, looking to fill the space over the next year or so.
The company will celebrate the new space by hosting the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours August 14, and will also host an official ribbon cutting with the Rockland Main Street organization. To follow construction progress and get a sneak peak inside the building, follow the Company’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/dreamlocal.
About Dream Local Digital:
Dream Local Digital is a digital marketing agency specializing in interactive media, marketing, SEO and social media. Dream Local Digital works with newspapers, media companies, ad agencies, and directly with small to medium-sized businesses on all aspects of their online marketing plans, from website development to social media and e-mail marketing. Dream Local Digital has offices in Maine and Silicon Valley, Calif.
For more information about Dream Local Digital, visit our website, send us an e-mail, or contact the main office at 207.593.7665. To stay in touch, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.