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Tips for Making It In Maine (or elsewhere!), Tammy Knight, Maine Made – Episode 006
Episode 630th November 2018 • Artisans Who Wholesale hosted by Stefa Normantas • Stefa Normantas
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Tammy Knight has been surrounded by family makers from her earliest years (including her grandmother who taught her how to sew!). Her current role allows her to live vicariously through the creative members of Maine Made. She’s deeply committed to the success of her members and works tirelessly to support them through her resources. In this episode, Tammy shares her insights into what artisan/maker members need to be successful in her program and beyond.

A little about Tammy

Tammy has been with the Department of Economic and Community Development for 18 years. In that time, she has managed CDBG grant portfolios totaling over $26 million in support of communities and small businesses. She became the Manager of the Maine Made program in 2012 and has since continued to work with Maine businesses both small and large to expose them to new markets and networking opportunities.

To learn more about the Maine Made Program, you can visit or email Tammy at


  • Successful people are always networking, learning…looking for what works and taking chances
  • Get quality photography
  • If you’re a Maine Made member, reach out the veteran members for advice!

Recommended Resources

Maine Made Program

The Maine Small Business Development Centers

New Ventures Maine

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development

Book on the Nightstand: Stephen King – Doctor Sleep

Healthy Habit: Take a deep breath, exhale and realize what you’re thankful for.


  •  “Keep doing what you love and love what you do.”