Government & Politics

USDA loan pays half of Brunswick Landing solar project's cost

Maureen Milliken |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested $1.5 million in the new solar array at Brunswick Landing, part of its mission to improve the life of rural Americans, USDA Director Tim Hobbs said...

Government & Politics

Gov. LePage submits bill to boost his successor's salary

James McCarthy |

Gov. Paul R. LePage wants to give a pay raise to Maine's next governors.

Human resources

Portland P.D. hires recruitment officer to combat staffing shortages


In a move that’s intended to boost its ongoing recruitment efforts, the Portland Police Department has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be its new recruitment officer.

Creative economy

Nonprofit Kennebunk theater will take its last curtain call


MaineStage Shakespeare, a performing arts company based in Kennebunk, announced that it will close.

Government & Politics

LePage tries again with new nomination for MaineHousing director


Gov. Paul R. LePage has nominated Dan Brennan, now serving as Maine State Housing Authority’s senior director of programs, to be the next MaineHousing director.

Government & Politics

Improvements sought for South Portland's working waterfront

A visioning process is underway for improvements to South Portland's public pier, used by commercial fishermen and the general public.


Clark Insurance takes over new space

Peter Van Allen |

Clark Insurance Co., one of Maine's largest insurance agencies, moved into new space in Portland's Stroudwater neighborhood.

Banking & Finance

Good Shepherd's Hampden plant renovation gets boost

The Auburn-based food bank partnered with the Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending hunger as it renovates the former Bangor Daily News distribution building to better bring food to northern and...

Architecture & Design

Immigrant Welcome Center to double its space

Maureen Milliken |

The hub for immigrant resources is adding the fourth floor at 24 Preble St. in Portland to its first-floor quarters, for more than 7,900 square feet, an expansion that will allow a digital language...

Real Estate & Construction

'Layered' Foden Road sale ends up win-win for owners

Maureen Milliken |

Two long-time tenants at 35 Foden Road in South Portland are now owners in a commercial condominium deal that had a lot of moving parts.

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How To: Broach the tough topic of 'money' with your life partner

Andrew Silsby |

As a banker, I believe there's no bad time to chat about your family finances with your significant other.

Make IT investments that improve your business

John Sterling |

IT strategy is becoming increasingly important, and the new year is a good time to revisit the key components of your strategy. Your technology should make your business better, whether...


Good old-fashioned hard work

Peter Van Allen |

Whenever Mainebiz honors area business leaders some common traits emerge.

Health care may be growing, but that doesn't mean it faces no challenges

Peter Van Allen |

Maine is getting older and the economy will reflect that in the growth of health care-related jobs.

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Maine's largest family-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankCompanyNo. of Maine employees
1L.L. Bean Inc., Freeport3,964
2Hancock Lumber, Casco522

Source: Each company via survey and Institute for Family-Owned Business

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