Forty years before Don Draper was stirring cocktails in his corner office, one of America’s first ad clubs was conceived in a Portland hotel room.

That was way back in 1923, and in the decades since we’ve done a lot of evolving (with a lot of great people). From The Portland Ad Club to The Ad Club of Maine to Maine Ad + Design, generations of us have connected, created, innovated and celebrated all that makes us tick.

With a new name, a new website, and new initiatives to strengthen the creative community through connection, scholarship and opportunity, we’re more committed than ever to the next generation of Maine makers. Join us.

The MADE Board: Steve Holt (VIA), Liza LePage (IDEXX), Chris Davis (Energy Circle), Colleen Craig (MOO), Kirk Duke (WEX), Chris Grass (WMTW), Nicole Barna (Portland Magazine), Kate Simmons (Portland Press Herald)

The MADE Board: Steve Holt (VIA), Liza LePage (IDEXX), Chris Davis (Energy Circle), Colleen Craig (MOO), Kirk Duke (WEX), Chris Grass (WMTW), Nicole Barna (Portland Magazine), Kate Simmons (Portland Press Herald)