Education & Training

UMaine System unanimously reappoints Chancellor Page

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In a unanimous vote, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has reappointed Chancellor James H. Page to continue serving at his post through June 2018.

Tourism & Recreation

Head of Maine hospitality organizations leaving post

Greg Dugal, the president and CEO of the Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association, has announced his resignation from the organizations.

Economic Development

Houlton is latest town to jump into entrepreneurial funding fray

Lori Valigra |

Houlton is the most recent town to offer a funding incentive to lure entrepreneurs with a $35,000 Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge that will kick off Sept. 1.

Education & Training

300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

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The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...

Education & Training

Virtual reality at Husson becomes reality thanks to $1M gift

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Students attending Husson University in Bangor will no longer have to rely on daydreaming in the middle of a lecture to find themselves in another world — thanks to a $1 million donation from...


Maine Association of Nonprofits appoints new executive director

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The Maine Association of Nonprofits has appointed Jennifer Hutchins as its new executive director, replacing Scott Schnapp, who announced his retirement in June 2015.

Real Estate & Construction

A crossroads in Limington sees new development for Dollar General store

Laurie Schreiber |

The rural York County town of Limington is the site of a new Dollar General store, the 15th since the chain opened its first store in the state in March 2015.

Real Estate & Construction

Collins pours one of her own to mark brewery opening

On Friday, the red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the grand opening of Mason’s Brewing Co., as U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined city officials, brewery owner Christopher Morley and beer...

Economic Development

MTI awards $665K for tech-focused development in state

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The Maine Technology Institute's Cluster Initiative Program awarded three organizations in the state $658,765 that will be used to develop technology-intensive clusters in the state.

Real Estate & Construction

Former Ames location will bounce back into use

The 40,000-square-foot building on Stillwater Avenue that was home to an Ames Department Store until 2002 will be getting an unexpected new lease on life as the Orono Trampoline Park.

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How To: Work with your commercial lender to grow your business

David M. Eldridge |

Spring brings growth and new activity. In the commercial lending world, it's also when small- and mid-size businesses get serious about launching, growing or expanding. We celebrate...

How To: See value in negative role models

Rob Levine |

My first manager spoiled me. He looked out for me, pushed me to succeed and left me alone. He made it a point to constructively correct bad behavior, and was always there with public...

How To: Protect a small business from computer disaster

Nick Knowlton |

How To: Avoid the 5 temptations of success

Doug Packard |

How To: Sublet your way around a commercial real estate shortage

Justin Lamontagne |
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Why the Island Institute decided to offer a 12-week paid parental leave

Rob Snyder |

Nonprofit organizations like the Island Institute are not exempt from the pressures of the bottom line. In fact, we are just as mindful of budgets as for-profit businesses because we are...

Why one healthcare nonprofit leader is optimistic about costs

Andy Webber |

In my position as the leader of a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care, I find myself in frequent conversations with...

The foibles of new technology

Lori Valigra |
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Maine's largest nursing and assisted-living homes

Ranked by total number of nursing and assisted-living beds as of April 2016

1Clover Health Care, Auburn244
2St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion, Lewiston210

Source: Medicare Administration and each home via survey

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