Our new look…

News & Announcementson June 17th, 2010No Comments
Portland Research Group is pleased to announce the launch of our new logo and identity package. We hope this new package effectively communicates our core values: integrity, innovation, and delivering research results that are both insightful and actionable. Below you will find images of our new business card, letterhead, and envelope – all complete with our new logo. Let us know what you think!

Portland Research Business Card

Portland Research Group Letterhead

Portland Research Group Envelope

We Have Moved

News & Announcementson June 17th, 2010No Comments
Portland Research Group has moved. We are still located within Portland, Maine's Old Port District, but we are now also part of the working waterfront - complete with fresh salt air and the sounds of seagulls. Our new address is:

One Union Wharf, 3rd Floor
Portland, Maine 04101-4777


Want to come for a visit? Need directions?

First Ever PSO Award Honors Portland Research Group

News & Announcementson April 14th, 2010No Comments
Most companies work five days a week, some even seven, but it seems Portland Research Group must follow that Beatles song and put in eight days to complete multiple projects for clients around the world – and gratis work for local organizations. To highlight just how much time, service and funding Portland Research Group has donated to Portland Symphony Orchestra over the years, the organization recently honored us with their first ever Corporate Partnership Award. Market Research Firm Holding Award This award is in highest honor of Portland Research Group's personal and institutional commitment to the PSO, as evidenced through their volunteer efforts, donation of professional services, and financial support. "We are so proud of this recognition," said Bruce Lockwood, president of Portland Research Group, who serves on the PSO Marketing Committee and is a longtime subscriber to the Tuesday classical series. "The Portland Symphony Orchestra is a phenomenal organization that continually shines through outstanding programming and performances." Portland Research Group conducts one research project for the PSO each year, at no cost. Lockwood said he and his staff consider the performing arts critical to the vitality of a community, and want to do what they can to ensure the orchestra’s continued success. "We are incredibly fortunate to have an orchestra of this caliber in Portland, Maine," he said. Ari Solotoff, former Executive Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, returns the compliment. He said the PSO relies on support from the local community to great degree. He names Portland Research Group's volunteer service, pro bono work, financial contributions and "loyal and passionate attendance" at PSO concerts as keys to the organization's success. "The staff of Portland Research Group truly values the quality of life that the Portland Symphony Orchestra adds to our community, and they stand behind that value," said Solotoff. "We are deeply grateful for the enthusiasm and creativity they bring to us every year." Portland Research Group is a full-service marketing research consulting firm based in Portland, Maine. The firm, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010, works with a broad range of local, national and global clients. Portland Research Group is proud to be a PSO Business Partner. To find out how you can support the Portland Symphony Orchestra, visit http://www.portlandsymphony.com. Volunteer and giving opportunities are available. For more information on Portland Research Group, visit http://www.portlandresearch.com.

Local Business Lends Helping Hand

News & Announcementson March 30th, 2010No Comments
The staff of Portland Research Group recently shut down their office and spent a half day doing a very different kind of work – making improvements to a section of the 35-mile network of trails around Greater Portland. Market Research Team Volunteer Day Portland Research Group's staff volunteered for Portland Trails, the local nonprofit land trust that manages the trails, by focusing clean up efforts on the Fore River Trail, which runs along the Fore River and rail tracks, through wooded and marsh areas east to Thompson's Point. Those who usually can be found with laptops, BlackBerries and spreadsheets in hand spent the day pruning overgrown vegetation, resurfacing part of the trail, and building a water bar. "Besides a little vacation from the day-to-day routine, volunteering was an outstanding way to connect with each other outside of the office, and accomplish something for an important organization in our community," said Bonnie Esposito, a research analyst with Portland Resarch Group. And community is what counts, according to Bruce Lockwood, president and founder of Portland Research Group. He said Portland Research Group's staff sees the value of the Portland community in their daily life, but volunteering for Portland Trails really enhances the connection. "We're a small, local business; they're a small, local nonprofit. They do incredible work making Portland an even more inviting place for all, so if we can help, we're glad to do it," Lockwood said. With so many miles of trail to manage, especially for a small staff, Portland Trails relies on volunteers to get the job done. "Our volunteers keep an eye out, report issues and often pick up the tools to fix problems themselves," said Charles Baldwin, trail foreman. "Organized volunteer days – like Portland Research Group's recent effort – are an important part of our maintenance program and allow us to tackle bigger projects that require many hands." To find out how you can help Portland Trails, visit http://www.trails.org/ and click on "Get Involved," or, call 207.775.2411. For more information on Portland Research Group, visit http://www.portlandresearch.com.