Chenette Media LLC is a multimedia public relations company that amplifies your brand by infusing social responsibility with traditional & digital marketing communications services, strategies, and publications.
The company was founded by Justin Chenette in 2013 in Saco, Maine. Chenette Media is a member of the Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce, Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Maine Public Relations Council.
Meet the President/Owner:
Justin Chenette is serving his first term as the youngest Senator in the Maine Senate where he represents Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and part of Buxton. He is the ranking member of the Taxation Committee and is a member of the Senate Committee on Conduct & Ethics. Prior to his tenure in the Senate, Justin served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing the City of Saco.
In the House, Justin was a member of the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee, served on the State & Local Government Committee, and was co-chair of the Legislature's bipartisan youth caucus. In 2012, Chenette made history by becoming the nation’s youngest openly gay legislator and Maine's youngest lawmaker at age 21. The Advocate magazine named him “an architect of the next decade” and listed him among the 40 Under 40 most accomplished leaders throughout the country in 2013.
Justin’s political career began at 17 when Governor John Baldacci appointed him to serve on the Maine State Board of Education as its first student member where he advocated for civics education and drug prevention programming. While he was a National Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, he also interned for Republican U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe prior to her retirement, learning the importance of bipartisanship.
He currently works for the Journal Tribune as their Digital Advertising Executive and is also a small business owner, running his own multimedia public relations company, Chenette Media LLC.
In 2013, Justin founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement, to empower active citizenship and social responsibility by increasing volunteerism throughout Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach. He currently serves as its president/CEO and is located at the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce. He is active in the community through various organizations such as Vice President of the Friends of the OOB Ballpark, board of directors for Saco Main Street, and a member of Saco Bay Rotary Club, Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Buxton-Hollis Historical Society.
He was instrumental in re-establishing the Maine Young Democrats, a state affiliate of the Young Democrats of America, serving as its President and representing Maine on the YDA National Committee. Under his leadership, Justin helped create regional chapters across the state while bringing together Maine High School Democrats, Maine College Democrats, and MYD under one united organization.
Justin has been a TV host, producer, reporter, and columnist for various media outlets including WPXT, WPME, Fox 23, KATV, CTN, Biddeford Access, Caledonian-Record, Journal Tribune, Portland Daily Sun, and the Vermont Center for Community Journalism. He is best known in Saco for his role managing Thornton Academy TV and hosting his own public affairs show. He also served on the Society of Professional Journalists National Diversity Committee and as a chapter president.
Justin has contributed efforts in various roles to Hugh O' Brian Youth Leadership, Equality Maine, and Saco City Hall. As the Director of Community Relations for the Saco Drive-In, he helped lead a large grassroots movement to save the theater by galvanizing support in a national contest that awarded the theater with a digital projector.
He graduated high school locally from Thornton Academy while taking a full semester of college courses between the University of Southern Maine and the University College in Saco. Justin earned a B.S. in Broadcasting, A.S. in TV News, and minors in both Political Science and Multimedia Communications from Lyndon State College.
Justin lives in Saco with his husband Eduard who teaches at the University of New England.
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