Join us for an After Hours networking event featuring one of our 2016 entreverge winners, American Roots! (Check out this short video about their mission!) Learn more about American Roots and their commitment to our community from co-owners Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds. Meet other young professionals, enjoy snacks & beverages provided by PROPEL, and tour the production area and newly opened retail space.
Let's help support this amazing, local company by giving them a great turnout! #LiveandWorkinMaine
About American Roots:
In 2013, after spending 12 years in Washington, DC, founder and co-owner, Ben Waxman moved back to his hometown of Portland, Maine with a dream to create jobs in the place that he grew up and loved.
It took about a year contemplating how to make this happen and in what form this dream would come to fruition until one day, he realized that what he loved was what he grew up watching his mother create. A family of textiles and a business of manufacturing.
In 2014, Ben and his fiance AR co-owner Whitney Reynolds, took a trip to Massachusetts to a woolen mill and it was then that Ben’s dream started to gain momentum. He had watched the highs and lows of manufacturing in America and thought; why not bring this incredible industry that essentially disappeared in the United States back to life?
From this vision, American Roots was born.
The idea was simple; take Ben and Whitney's rolodexes and make them the foundation of sales. Take from that the ability to reach additional sales models of a growing number of Americans who want and need American made products.