Banking & Finance

Fitness center in Brewer to liquidate assets

A Snap Fitness franchise in Brewer has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy more than a year after it was listed for sale.The...


South Portland hires Boston firm to fight lawsuit

The city of South Portland has hired Boston law firm Foley Hoag to help fight a lawsuit launched by Portland Pipe Line Corp. over a controversial ordinance passed last...


Nonprofit buys former Elizabeth Arden spa

A nonprofit supporting combat-wounded veterans has purchased the former estate of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden, who was once one of the wealthiest women in the world.


Maine housing projects get $1M in grants

Five affordable housing initiatives in Maine are receiving a total of more than $1 million in grants from a national nonprofit that was established by Congress.


Flagship closes second theater in six months

Flagship Cinemas has closed its second theater within six months, this time in Lewiston.The

Education & Training

Feds give $2.5M to Maine housing authorities

The Maine State Housing Authority is receiving the majority of a more than $2.5 million grant from the federal government to help residents obtain affordable housing.

Real Estate & Construction

Local developer buys historic building in downtown Portland

Dylan Martin |

A group led by a Portland developer has purchased a historic four-story building with office and retail space in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Tourism & Recreation

Cross Insurance Arena gets new GM

The Cross Insurance Arena’s management firm has named a new general manager for the Portland arena formerly known as the Cumberland County Civic Center.


Mill group petitions against Canadian papermaker

Madison Paper Industries has joined a Minnesota-based papermaker in a formal complaint against a Nova Scotia paper mill that has received Canadian subsidies.

Retail & Food service

Teamsters seek to unionize Shaw’s pharmacists

The Teamsters union is seeking to organize pharmacists at Shaw’s Supermarket’s 16 stores in Maine, a move that is being challenged by the regional supermarket...

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How to prepare for a tax audit

Jaclyn Johnson |

Within the last year, the IRS announced that we should expect an increase in partnership audits, small business audits and non-cash company audits. Yet, early in 2014, we were informed of...


Like the real estate motto, Maine offers location, location, location

Peter Van Allen |

During hard times or hard winters, Maine and Mainers chug along. Yet there are always those asking how Maine can grow and prosper.

CEOs need to understand workplace safety

Edwin W. “Bill” Morong |

What If you held the cure for cancer or heart disease in your hands? How would it make you feel? Would you share it with the world?

Out-of-state worker recruitment aided by various programs

Jennifer Van Allen |
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Maine's largest hospitals

Ranked by number of licensed acute care beds as of February 2015

RankHospitalBeds/Total employees
1Maine Medical Center, Portland637/6,500
2Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor411/3,946
3Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston250/2,200

SOURCES : Each hospital, Maine Hospital Association and Guidestar, a 501(c)(3) that collects and presents 990 forms for IRS-registered nonprofits./Compiled by Heide Martin.

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