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Professional services

National property restoration company plans Portland presence

Lori Valigra |

PuroClean Systems LLC, a Tamarac, Fla.-based franchise company that cleans and restores property damaged by fire, water or other disasters, plans to expand to Portland by mid-summer.

 
Fisheries & Marine

Court decision privatizes rockweed harvest in intertidal zone

Harvesting of rockweed just got trickier, at least in Washington County, following a ruling by Maine Superior Court Judge Harold Stewart II that rockweed in the intertidal zone belongs to the owner...

 
Government & Politics

Feds shut down scallop fishing area

Federal regulators have closed a heavily fished scallop management area in the Northern Gulf of Maine, stating that permitted vessels dragging for scallops in that area had reached their cumulative...

 
Tourism & Recreation

Maine Office of Tourism promotes Marsden Hartley exhibit in NYC

An exhibit of paintings by a Maine native that opened in New York City last week is getting some additional promotion from the Maine Office of Tourism.

 
Fisheries & Marine

York wavers on federal grant help for Maine Coast after owner's OUI arrest

Following the arrest last weekend of York-based Maine Coast owner Tom Adams on an OUI charge, the town of York may reconsider its involvement in helping the lobster wholesaler secure a federal grant...

 
Human resources

Maine job match service hit with data breach

STAFF |

The vendor of a web-based job link service used by Maine and at least nine other states reported Tuesday it had been the victim of a malicious data breach.

 
Government & Politics 1

Maine Hospital Assoc urges Pingree, Poliquin to vote 'no' on ACA replacement bill

James McCarthy |

With a showdown vote scheduled later today in the U.S. House of Representatives on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Maine Hospital Association wants Reps.

 
Biotechnology

Bar Harbor labs make advances with major diseases

Lori Valigra |

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and the MDI Biological Laboratory have separately made recent advances in understanding the basics of two of the leading causes of deaths in the United States,...

 
Education & Training

UNE, Kennebunk High School sign college transfer agreement

The University of New England and Kennebunk High School signed an agreement that enables high-performing KHS students who matriculate at UNE to earn college transfer credits, potentially enabling the...

 
Economic Development

Opposition challenges open-pit metal mining proposals

Residents of Aroostook County and environmental groups appeared on Monday before the Maine Legislature's Joint Environment and Natural Resources Committee to express opposition to any regulation...

 
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HOW To'S

How To: Diversify your investment portfolio

Michael R. Walp |

Many of us today can expect to live many years in retirement. Diversifying money across a range of investments helps protect our portfolios from events we cannot foresee, it reduces the...

Ask ACE: How can I ensure accurate understanding of instructions?

Answered by Jim Milliken, Project Management Consultant |

Q: How can I ensure accurate understanding of instructions? Even when communication seems really excessive, it's hard to get the right result.

What’s the best way to get a new leader up to speed?

Answered by Stephen Jenks Ph.D, Greyledge Consulting |

How to: Make manufacturing cool again

Nancy Marshall |

How To: Lead with courage, compassion and wisdom

Jim Bouchard |
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Opinion

Business leaders demonstrate vision and grit

As is often the case when Mainebiz honors business leaders, these companies and names should be familiar to our regular readers.

Why no mention of the architects?

The January 9th issue was exciting, as it presented many of the commercial projects happening here in Maine. Very exciting! I'm very surprised, however, and disappointed at how none of...

 
Lists

Maine's largest employee-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankCompanyNo. of Maine employees
1The Cianbro Cos., Pittsfield972
2Sargent Corp., Stillwater375

Source: Each company via survey


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