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Any entrepreneur will tell you the road to a rewarding business has its share of bumps, twists, and surprises. To reach success, it takes determination, and the right set of people to help you navigate the journey.

Charlie Hewitt

A Little Bit of Hope Goes a Long Way

Charlie Hewitt, The Hopeful Project

Maine artist Charlie Hewitt’s Hopeful Project began as inspiration. Now, his iconic designed word “Hopeful” can be found lit up on buildings, traveling around town car bumpers, and hanging in galleries across the state. Charlie became a cPort Credit Union business member in part because of the work we do in the community, particularly for immigrants new to our country.

Charlie’s message of hope is spreading gradually throughout America. It even made an appearance at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.

Twelve Restaurant

Brick By Brick

Prentice Hospitality Group, Twelve Restaurant

Named by the New York Times as one of America's top 50 restaurants, TWELVE sets the bar high on Portland's up-and-coming waterfront. The restaurant is one of several exciting and successful ventures of the Prentice Hospitality Group. Before opening the restaurant, the historic building that houses the restaurant had to be dismantled and reassembled brick by brick to its current location. cPort Credit Union was chosen to provide financing for the purchase of the property while also meeting the financial needs to turn the previous space into a vibrant, spectacular culinary experience. Diners at TWELVE not only enjoy delicious, locally sourced food but also experience a modern take on Maine's maritime past.

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Let cPort Credit Union's Business Team help fulfill your vision.

The business services team at cPort has the experience and creativity to help turn a great idea into a thriving business. We don't base all our decisions on numbers we see on a page. A good idea and determination to make a positive impact in the community can go a long, long way.