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Edison Liu is the first medical doctor to be named president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Under his leadership, the lab has been perfecting a mouse for customized medical treatments.
ON THE COVER

Jackson Lab and its new CEO build a better mouse

LORI VALIGRA |

The Jackson Laboratory isn't letting any moss grow under its planned $1.1 billion laboratory expansion in Farmington, Conn., announced last fall.

 
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Ed Cervone is the new president and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation

Q&A: MDF's new leader renews state's workforce focus

MORGAN PALMER |

Ed Cervone first joined the Maine Development Foundation in 2007 as program director for the Maine Economic Growth Council. Just five years later, he was selected the new president and...

Lance Smith oversees a conveyor space where broccoli bunches are wrapped.

County farm fills East Coast's broccoli niche

James McCarthy |

If you go into a supermarket anywhere east of the Mississippi River, odds are high the broccoli displayed in the fresh produce section came from Smith's Farm's fields in Aroostook County...

 
Focus on Lewiston/Auburn
Tambrands' external relations manager Rick Malinowski stands in the 50,000-square-foot expansion still under construction at the Auburn P&G plant. After its completion in 2013, the Tampax factory will have the capacity to add three more lines for its Pearl-brand products.

Auburn expansion keeps Tambrands at forefront of feminine care

Matt Dodge |

While Auburn's manufacturing sector has historically taken a backseat to its mill-rich neighbor across the Androscoggin, the city has its...

Great Falls Insurance Co. takes on Maine's workers' comp market

James McCarthy |

If you're a startup company in Maine's workers' compensation marketplace — where MEMIC captures 60% of the business — there's...

Columns

How to: Create a company that can withstand adversity

BY KAY P. WHITMORE Vice president, human resources and administration, Acadia Insurance, Westbrook

When business conditions are challenging and big changes need to be made, resilient organizations are able to adapt and weather the...

How to: Switching careers is no laughing matter

BY ALISON HINSON

We all know that a high percentage of small businesses fail within the first five years. Now imagine trying to start a business in a...

Retool your attitudes, avoid being overworked

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small...

 
Lists

Maine's highest-paid state employees

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2013

RankEmployee; title; department, agency or officeTotal compensation 2013
1Margaret S. Greenwald; chief medical examiner; Attorney General$193,305.32
2Michelle W. Gardner; clinical director: Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center; Health & Human Services$185,842.45
3George E. Davis; physician III: Riverview Psychiatric Center; Health & Human Services$184,245.50

SOURCE: Office of the State Controller (Department of Administrative and Financial Services) - http://www.maine.gov/osc/admin/datashare.shtml/Compiled by Roger Magnus.



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