Government & Politics

Pika selected for federal program to drive down wind energy costs

Pika Energy, a Gorham-based manufacturer of home wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, is receiving $700,000 in federal funds to develop more efficient turbine technologies...

Retail & Food service

Portland-based Otto Pizza launching eighth store

Otto Pizza, a Portland-based pizza chain founded in 2009, is opening its second location in South Portland this August, making it the company's eighth store in New...

Tourism & Recreation

Nova Star spending $21M subsidy faster than planned

Nova Star Cruises has now received $21 million total in government subsidies from Canada, far sooner than what a seven-year payment schedule originally called for.

Real Estate & Construction

Maine home sales rise as national sales drop

Single-family existing home sales in Maine increased in June by 14% over the same month last year — a moderate contrast to declining national home sales.

Tourism & Recreation

Portland's Westin hotel bar projects $1.2M revenue this year

The Westin Portland Harborview hotel is projecting $1.2 million in revenue this year from its Top of the East Lounge alone, more than double what it made before finishing...

Retail & Food service

Market Basket protests stymie Maine growth

Market Basket’s plan to open more stores in southern Maine are on hold as a result of ongoing protests by employees seeking to reverse the firing of the grocery chain’s...


Century-old Maine co. makes first-ever acquisition

Messer Truck Equipment, a 115-year-old Westbrook-based company, has made its first-ever acquisition, with the purchase of a long-time distributor of petroleum equipment.

Education & Training

Husson University gets $684K nursing grant

Husson University in Bangor has received a $684,000 federal grant to support more than 40 full-time graduate students enrolled in an advanced nursing program.

Marketing & Media

Two founding partners at Kemp Goldberg leaving next week, say they're 'ready for a change'

Dylan Martin |

Two founding partners at Kemp Goldberg Partners are leaving next week, prompting the Portland-based advertising and public relations firm to change its name by the end of the...

Energy & Utilities

First Wind-Emera’s $333M venture OK’d by PUC

A proposed $333 million wind energy partnership between Emera Maine’s parent company and Boston-based First Wind has been approved by Maine energy regulators.

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Respond when a mistake happens


Whether we like it or not, we all make mistakes. Some are large, some are small, but mistakes are a daily part of our lives. How your business deals with these slip-ups can be a big...

Have fun at work and develop employee loyalty


In today's business environment, employees strive to have their work life serve and enrich their personal life. While most are willing to work hard, they also want to have fun and are...

Protect your commercial real estate investment


Secure a business loan

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Utah vs. Maine wasn’t the point


I hear a lot about Maine businesses struggling with regulation, work force issues and an overall challenging business climate. Visiting Utahn Alan Hall certainly brought up some salient...

'Encore entrepreneurs' can be a growing resource in an aging state


There have been conversations lately about Maine's uncertain future, due in a large part to its graying population.


Maine's largest power plants

Ranked by summer generating capacity in megawatts

RankGenerator, locationGenerating capacity in megawatts summer/winter
1Yarmouth 4, Yarmouth602.05/605.88
2Westbrook Energy Center G1, Westbrook260.94/277.09
3Westbrook Energy Center G2, Westbrook254.38/270.54

SOURCES : ISO New England and U.S. Energy Information Administration/Compiled by Heide Martin.
Note: Generator information as of January 1, 2014.

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