HALLOWELL, Maine (WABI) - 2018 is a big year for Blue Marble Geographics. It marks 25 years since they originally opened in Gardiner.
"Blue Marble Geographics is a mapping software company,” said the president, Patrick Cunningham. “We program our software, we make it all here in Maine and we sell it worldwide."
Now located in Hallowell, Blue Marble has seen a lot of changes in their industry. They credit their employees and local attitude for helping them stay in business.
"We were founded in 1993. Out first software ran on Windows 3.1 and was delivered on a floppy disk. I think it's due to taking Maine approach to being a software company. We're not VC backed. We have to kind of earn what we do and how we grow so it's been what I call 'organic growth' over the years."
As a thank you, the company is giving each employee 100 dollars to donate to a charity of their choice.
"I was happy to get a chance to donate to another Maine charity, the Barbra Bush Children's hospital,” said Rachael Landry, an employee of 2 years. “I had some family who ended up going there at one point so it was just great for me to be able to give back to that organization."
"We felt it was important for our employees to let people know that there's a company here that has a conscience that's been around for a while," said Cunningham.
Blue Marble is used to helping out others. From donating to food pantries, to sponsoring the Hall-Dale High School Robotics Club, employees like Landry are happy to donate their energy and money.
“It just made me feel like Blue Marble appreciated being a Maine company and giving back to the community."