Creative economy

Portland studio stands out with 'fantasy photography'

Dylan Martin |

Lauren Lear is among many other photography business owners in Maine, but what makes her stand out is her "fantasy photography," giving subjects a chance to immortalize...

Retail & Food service

Report: Moody's Diner discriminated against employee

Moody’s Diner, a popular restaurant in Waldoboro, was found to have discriminated against an employee, an investigator with the Maine Human Rights Commission has...

Energy & Utilities

PUC to consider natural gas expansion plans

State regulators will review three proposals for natural gas expansion that could cost Maine $75 million annually for 20 years, but could also help it avoid future spikes in...

Real Estate & Construction

Hilton-brand hotel proposed in Augusta

An Auburn-based developer is proposing a four-story, 120-room, Hilton-brand hotel in Augusta that would be visible from Interstate 95 and located among a group of other...


NewPage plans to sell its only Maine mill

NewPage has reached an agreement to sell its only paper mill in Maine, along with a mill in Wisconsin, to Canada-based Catalyst Paper for $74 million.

Government & Politics

Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to two charges after embezzling more than $740,000 from Norway-based Grover Gundrilling Inc., her former employer.


Well-known economist leaving Maine

Charlie Colgan, a well-known economist who had served on the state’s economic forecasting panel for nearly two decades, is leaving Maine after losing his faculty position at...


Portland tech co. raises funds for tax software

A Portland-based technology company has raised funds from a St. Louis-based business incubator and the Maine Technology Institute for development of its sales tax software for...


Maine shrimp season faces second cancellation

Maine shrimp harvesting may be canceled for a second consecutive season after a draft report by marine scientists said the shrimp population continues to face unfavorable conditions...

Economic Development

Downeaster to add Kennebunk stop

The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster is planning to add a seasonal stop in Kennebunk, which is expected to boost the town’s tourism efforts.

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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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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.


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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