Couple opens electronics store in Aroostook Centre Mall
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Centre Mall is home to a new store specializing in television, internet and cell phone packages in partnership with both local and national carriers.
Local couple Keagan Page and Meghan Everitt, who are engaged to be married, recently opened K-Zone Electronics in the former location of The Olde Rustic Attic. Since 2015, Page has worked in sales and marketing for companies such as Spectrum and Lee Auto, all while holding on to the dream of one day starting his own business and contributing to the local economy.
“I’ve been in sales for quite awhile and so I finally decided to take the jump into starting a business,” Page said.
K-Zone Electronics is an authorized dealer of Presque Isle-based internet provider Aroostook Technologies, national wireless phone carrier Pulse Cellular and TV provider DirecTV. Though Page and Everitt are currently the only employees, they hope to later expand the number of people they can hire.
“We would like to be able to give jobs to high school students who aren’t sure what they want to do after they graduate,” said Page, a native of Washburn. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I accidently fell into sales.”
Both Page and Everitt attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle at various times but left after realizing they were not sure what career paths they wanted to pursue.
Everitt graduated from Fort Fairfield High School. She has worked in customer service positions at Acadia Medical Supply and R&J Market, and now works as a laborer for Aroostook Trusses in Presque Isle.
“Being organized has always been a strong point for me, so I do a lot of the back-end work here,” Everitt said, about her role at K-Zone Electronics. “I enjoy talking with people, and I’ve been in different service positions since high school.”
While searching for a business location, the couple decided that the Aroostook Centre Mall had potential due to recent discussions about bringing more local businesses into the once thriving space. Page said he and Everitt want to do their part to help local shoppers choose small businesses over online and national retailers.
“I think the mall can become a good place for people to shop locally instead of calling 1-800 numbers for services they can get right here,” Page said. “To those large companies you’re just a number, but to us you’re a valued customer.”