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Updated: January 5, 2022

Top 10 Mainebiz podcast episodes of 2021, and coming attractions in 2022

Slide showing The Day That Changed Everything title and microphone "The Day That Changed Everything" is a podcast produced by Mainebiz, with new episodes released every two weeks.

Every two weeks, Mainebiz releases an interview with a business leader whose world was upended by a single day or event. Those stories are told on "The Day That Changed Everything," a Mainebiz podcast launched in July 2020.

As we prepare to embark on Season 3, here's a list of 2021's most listened-to episodes, all of which are accessible via the Mainebiz website as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, StitcherGoogle Podcasts and Overcast.

1. Jonathan Ayers, former CEO of IDEXX Laboratories Inc, about finding new purpose in philanthropy.
2. Jeff Buckwalter, co-owner and CEO of the Holy Donut, about shifting gears during the pandemic.
3. Gary Merrill, Hussey Seating president and CEO, about leading a family-owned business as a non-family member.
4. Amy Bouchard, owner of Wicked Whoopies, about the "Oprah" effect on her business.
5. Joan Fortin, Bernstein Shur CEO, about taking the reins at Maine's largest law firm.
6. Steffy Amondi, food entrepreneur, about starting a business during COVID.
7. Real estate developers Bill Risbara and Peter Michaud, about building a high-volume COVID vaccination clinic.
8. Rachel Jackson, owner of Farmington Diner, about an unexpected career as a serial entrepreneur. 
9. Jenn Lever, president of Baxter Brewing, about her path back to Maine and into the brewing industry.
10. Steven Tenney, founding partner and CEO of Great Diamond Partners, about starting an independent wealth management firm.

All episodes are archived on the Mainebiz site going back to Episode 1 featuring Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber. 

The Mainebiz podcast is sponsored by Maine Technology Institute and Norway Savings Bank.

Coming attractions

The next episode of "The Day That Changed Everything," scheduled for release on Jan. 17, will feature Bill Benson, executive director of Boots2Roots, talking about his transition from military service to business ownership and how the nonprofit helps returning military members hit the ground running in Maine.

Also watch out for upcoming episodes featuring Scott Gillespie of Saco Sport & Fitness, out on Jan. 31, and former WGME-TV news anchor Kim Block, due for release on Feb. 14.

Mainebiz welcomes suggestions from our listeners about compelling stories. Feel free to email Mainebiz Associate Publisher Andrea Tetzlaff,, with any suggestions.

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