Maine Small Business Coalition Announces New Director
The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC), an organization representing more than 4,000 community-based business owners across Maine, today announced the hiring of Adam Zuckerman of Portland as its new director.
Zuckerman has more than a decade of advocacy experience and has been profiled in The New York Times and quoted in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Vice, Business Insider, and other publications. He will manage day-to-day operations for MSBC and be a standard-bearer for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community.
"We're thrilled to have someone with Adam's experience and enthusiasm join our team," said Sharon Peralta, MSBC Steering Committee Member and owner of Custom Computer Services in Springvale. "With Adam's leadership, MSBC will provide an even stronger voice for small business owners whose values and desires are, far too often, drowned out by the power and influence of large, corporate interests."
As a student at Deering High School in Portland, Adam started organizing with Maine’s refugee communities. After graduating from George Washington University, he spent several years running campaigns for social justice non-profits, including four years supporting indigenous peoples from the Amazon who were defending the rainforest from oil companies.
"I am honored to continue the good work that MSBC has done elevating the voices of small business owners across the state," said Zuckerman. "Small businesses are the backbone of our local economies and communities, and it is crucial for our public policies to reflect that."