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MaineBiz announces this year’s ‘Women to Watch’ Awards

Portland, Maine — MaineBiz, a multimedia company providing business news, information and analysis for Maine business owners and executives, has announced their selections for this year’s Women to Watch. Starting in 2009, these annual recognitions highlight Maine women who are pioneers, role models and inspirations in their organizations and beyond. Primarily these women have been nominated by their peers in the industry and vetted through interviews within the business community.

Shannon Kinney, founder of Dream Local Digital, was among this year’s five women chosen. After spending several years in Chicago, Silicon Valley and Boston working on various startups from Cars.com to the Real Cities Network as well as with media companies working on internet product development and digital revenue growth, Kinney moved back to Thomaston, Maine, near where she grew up. Just over four years ago she started her own business, with a mission to take her broad background and use it to build a local company on the cutting edge of new media and quite different than anything in the area at the time.

Dream Local Digital, Mainebiz, Women to Watch, Shannon Kinney 2“I am so grateful to have been chosen for this prestigious honor amongst many other very talented women. It’s a proud moment for our entire team at Dream Local Digital to be recognized for the work we are doing helping businesses market themselves online and media companies grow digital revenue. ” – Shannon Kinney, Dream Local Digital Founder & Client Success Officer

In true ‘tech startup’ fashion, the original team set up shop in Kinney’s garage in 2009, recently moved to Rockland, and is now renovating new space on Main Street to accommodate the growing team. Billed as a digital marketing agency, specializing in working with media organizations and small-medium sized businesses on their online marketing, social media, and public relations, Dream Local Digital is experiencing rapid growth as the marketing and advertising industries continue their online transformations.

Dream Local Digital, New Office, Rockland, Maine

The company has signed several new partners this year and is gathering momentum to expand significantly over the next year. This type of growth in the new media industry is somewhat unique in Maine, and will bring added visibility to the area from technology hubs like San Francisco and Boston, as well as providing new job opportunities in Maine and beyond.

A special reception will be held on September 19 to celebrate the 2013 honorees. There will be networking, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are can be purchased here.

About Dream Local Digital:

Dream Local DigitalDream 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 Rockland and Portland, Maine and Silicon Valley, Calif.

If you are interested in having Shannon speak to your group, email us at dream@dreamlocal.com.

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+.