Even in challenging times, entrepreneurs press ahead and make things happen. In Belfast, a few new businesses have opened up or changed hands despite the uncertain retail environment, IMAGES Belfast LLC among them.

Occupying the left side of the historic Steego Building at 15 Main St., IMAGES Belfast is a rebirth of the steadfast print and copy center and office supply shop that Belfast has come to rely on. IMAGES Belfast has a wide variety of services available to the community that range from basic office supplies and custom order requests for items not stocked in house, to self-service or staff assisted printing and copying, and graphic design services.

New owner Shawna N. M. Barnes hopes that when the community thinks of IMAGES Belfast, they know that it is their one-stop shop for all their business needs. Barnes describes it as a “small business boutique, if you will,” that focuses on the customer experience.

Linda Foster runs the “front of the house,” where she helps customers get the supplies they need. Pam Colson is the face of Mark’s Printing House, a DBA under IMAGES Belfast LLC that services Maine’s municipalities for all their supply and form needs.

Owner and graphic designer Barnes is a U.S. Army Iraqi war veteran. After her medical retirement from the Army in 2011, she had an uphill battle struggling to find the right doctors to help identify what was ailing her. After eight years, and with a great care team in place, she got the proper treatment for her disabilities.

Then came the opportunity in August 2019 to go from being homebound to working as a graphic designer at what formerly was County Copy and Print Center owned by Terry St. Peter. A year later she is the new owner.