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Communications

Diversified buys Singapore company

Portland-based Diversified Communications has purchased a media and events company based in Singapore, making it the company’s fifth acquisition this year.

 
Government & Politics

Maine gets $130K in bank data breach case

The state is receiving $130,015 as part of a nine-state settlement with TD Bank, which had a data breach in 2012 that impacted an estimated 34,000 Maine customers.

 
Tourism & Recreation

Alternative ferry to Nova Star proposed

A less expensive alternative to Nova Star Cruises’ ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia is being proposed by a group of businessmen who worked on the ferry’s...

 
Banking & Finance

Midcoast bank mum on $3.8M charity theft case

The midcoast bank used to deposit $3.8 million allegedly stolen by a Rockport businessman from a Camden-based charity is remaining quiet on the issue.

 
Banking & Finance

Second GNP company files bankruptcy

A second company related to Great Northern Paper Co.’s East Millinocket mill has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which one lawyer hopes could lead to a reopening of the...

 
Transportation

C&L Aerospace continues Bangor expansion

C&L Aerospace, a global aviation services company in Bangor, recently opened its newly renovated aircraft painting facility, which will allow the company to hire 20 more...

 
Small Business

Google: Brunswick has Maine's strongest digital economy

Google said in a new report that the town of Brunswick has the strongest digital economy in Maine, citing the strong online presence of small businesses located there.

 
Marketing & Media

Owner may sell Portland Phoenix

The owner of the Portland Phoenix is currently assessing whether or not to sell the weekly newspaper to its employees, following the demise of sister...

 
Transportation

Florida co. acquires Limington manufacturer

Dylan Martin |

Aerox, a Limington-based manufacturer of aviation oxygen systems, is expected to grow within the next few years after its recent acquisition by a company in Florida.

 
Banking & Finance

Tilson Technology only Maine venture deal in Q3

Lori Valigra |

Tilson Technology Management Inc., a Portland-based provider of telecommunications services, was the only Maine company to raise venture capital in the third quarter, pulling in...

 
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HOW To'S

How to create the aura of an icon

Doug Packard |

Becoming "iconic" means leaving a legacy to those you care about — where your actions and your beliefs serve as a model for how to conduct a life. You don't have to walk...

How to protect your business against cybercrime

Jeff Lind |

The staggering increase in data breach and cybercrime events for large and small businesses is costing billions of dollars in preventive and recovery measures. These malicious events have...

How to get to know lawmakers and let them know your industry matters

Andrea Cianchette Maker |

Manage bad news and stem morale issues

Jim Milliken |

Keep independent contractors independent

Eric J. Uhl |
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Opinion

In international trade, you can get there from here

Lori Valigra |

Mainers set the bar for bootstrapping their own businesses, but when it comes to thinking beyond the state's borders, particularly globally, many stop short, citing a lack of time or...

Maine's varied industries tell a larger story

Peter Van Allen |

This issue of Mainebiz includes stories that look at some traditional industries, including farming and lobstering, and how they fit with where Maine is headed.

 
Lists

Maine's largest advertising and marketing firms (1)

Ranked by revenue, 2013

RankCompany, locationTotal revenue (2)/Clients
1The VIA Agency, Portland$44.0 million/20
2TideSmart Global, Falmouth$23.4 million/18
3NL Partners, Portland$20.0 million/12

(1) This list includes only full-service advertising agencies that handle all aspects of the advertising process, including planning, design, production and placement.
(2) Includes revenue from other sources not appearing on this list.

SOURCE : Each firm/Compiled by Roger Magnus and Heide Martin.


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