Allagash Brewing named 'Brewer Partner of the Year'

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Allagash Brewing Co. won the second annual National Beer Wholesalers Association's "Brewer Partner of the Year" Award on Tuesday at the association's 79th annual convention in Chicago.

Real Estate & Construction

Maine Coast Waldorf School launches $6.1M expansion campaign

The Freeport-based Maine Coast Waldorf School has launched the largest capital campaign in its 32-year history to fund three major projects on its campus.

Forest products

UMaine, USM receive $116K for forest product support

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The University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine will receive a $116,667 federal boost to continue providing technical assistance to...

Forest products

Sappi NA recognized for economic efforts in Maine

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Boston-based Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products with two mills in Maine, was honored with a ”Champion of Economic Development Award”...

Retail & Food service

Portland gets its first taste of the Fork Food Lab

The tasting room of Fork Food Lab, Maine's first privately-owned, membership-based commercial kitchen incubator, had its public unveiling yesterday and visitors had the chance to see first hand how...

Retail & Food service

Flea-for-All set to open in repurposed Paul’s Food Center

An opening date has been set for the vintage wares and antiques store Portland Flea-for-All, with a soft-opening for the 585 Congress St. store slated for Oct. 6.

Tourism & Recreation

Maine Restaurant and Innkeepers associations appoint new head

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The Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Innkeepers Association have appointed Steve Hewins to head the organizations.


SaviLinx seeks 130 more workers for government contract

Lori Valigra |

After nearly doubling its staff to 450 employees in May with 200 more call center positions from an unnamed insurance client, SaviLinx LLC of Brunswick Landing is seeking 130 more workers for an...

Tourism & Recreation

Maine starts its multimillion dollar moose-hunting season

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Maine kicked off its moose-hunting season on Monday and though several hundred fewer permits were issued this year, the economic impact of the hunt will likely be in the millions of dollars.

Retail & Food service

Greater Portland earns federal food production designation

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Greater Portland has been redesignated as one of the country's Manufacturing Communities for Food Production, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced on Tuesday.

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Stand out in a sea of sameness

Nancy Marshall |

Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” In business, as in life, it pays to be memorable. Of course, you want to be remembered for the right things. Have you...

Keep an aging workforce on the job

Kate Foley |

Keeping your workforce healthy and on the job is a simple tenant of productivity. However, studies clearly indicate that work-loss days increase with the age of the worker. Adhering to that simple...

How To: Finance the physical growth of your business

Will Hatt |

How To: Create a working business plan

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To the Editor

Thank you for your comments in the September 5 Editor's Viewpoint in Mainebiz. You very politely tiptoed around some issues that many people in Maine need to better understand and appreciate. Maine...

Businesses wrestle with higher health care costs

This issue's focus on health care and wellness touches on an issue that's at the heart of every business's expenses. What seems like a soft cost for preventative care can take an unexpected turn,...

Without mentors we’d have no leaders

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Maine's highest-paid health care professionals

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2014

RankProfessionalTotal compensation
1Deborah Carey Johnson, president & CEO, Eastern Maine Medical Center$3,356,133*
2Michael A. Johnson, retinal surgeon, Eastern Maine Medical Center$1,449,518

*2014 form 990 indicates that $2,734,463 of total had been reported on a previous 990 form.

Source: 990 filings compiled by Guidestar and Foundation Center

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