What People Are Saying About MENADO

“I have been working with Dana Eidsness with MENADO at MITC on building relationships in Greenland and Iceland with the goal to hopefully ship Maine building materials to Greenland. We just finished a trip with an action-packed agenda, connecting with partners abroad to understand their development goals and how Hancock Lumber and other Maine organizations might partner to supply building materials to Greenland. Hancock Lumber is fortunate to be connected to MITC as we collaborate and explore this new market opportunity.” – Mark Hopkins, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock Lumber

“The Maine North Atlantic Development Office has been an invaluable resource to Colby Co. Engineering.  Every time we have participated in a MENADO sponsored event or traveled with the MENADO team, we have developed new business in Maine and in foreign markets. Dana Eidsness’s advance planning work and keen intuition for matching companies with similar business interests has proven to be a winning combination and an economic boost for Maine-owned companies such as ourselves.” – Sarah Emily Colby, CEO, Colby Co. Engineering, Portland, ME

“Maine’s new relationship to the Arctic is really a story about trade and MENADO is telling that story.  My firm became involved in Arctic issues last year after a visit from Dana Eidsness.  Ms. Eidsness communicated a vision of Maine as a trading partner with Iceland and Northern Europe.  As lawyers involved in the business community we listened carefully and have since made investments in developing relationships throughout the region.  Through communicating issues and facilitating introductions, MENADO has been a crucial partner in the development of Verrill Dana’s Arctic Practice.” – Benjamin E. Ford, Esq., Verrill Dana, LLP, Portland, ME