Who are the 20 Maine Family Business Awards finalists?

The Institute for Family-Owned Businesses has selected 20 finalists for its 18th annual Maine Family Business Awards, which honor exemplary companies that demonstrate excellence in family...

Energy & Utilities

Boothbay pellet plant all set to enter heating fuel marketplace

C and L Forestry Wood Pellets has completed machinery set-up at its manufacturing plant in the Boothbay Industrial Park and is now offering wood pellets for heating fuel.

Economic Development

Mixed signals: Is Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on 'the list'?


Two days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to review 26 land and marine national monuments stretching back over 20 years, it's still...


Pierce Atwood boosts electronic patent law practice with four new hires

Renee Cordes |

Portland-based law firm Pierce Atwood LLP has beefed up its intellectual property and patent practices with four new attorney hires in three offices.

Government & Politics

Time zone change gains initial House OK

Maine lawmakers are looking at a proposal to adopt year-round the Atlantic Time Zone that's used by Nova Scotia and portions of Canada.


Dingley Press’s $17M expansion to add new equipment, jobs

Dingley Press, Lisbon’s largest employer and one of five major catalog printers in the United States, is undertaking a $17 million expansion.

Real Estate & Construction

Brunswick board OKs office/retail complex near Cook’s Corner

Brunswick’s planning board approved plans for a campus-style complex of large medical office buildings and smaller retail lots near Cook’s Corner.


'Boxing day' for Eaton Peabody on eve of Portland move

Renee Cordes |

After outgrowing its Portland office in just four years, Bangor-based law firm Eaton Peabody will move to bigger digs this Friday at 100 Middle St.

Government & Politics

U.S. Senate takes on bill that could change how fed agencies regulate

Lori Valigra |

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday started reviewing a controversial bill that could have far-reaching implications for businesses and the federal agencies that regulate them.

Marketing & Media

Newly named 'Visit Portland' releases 2016 tourism stats


The Greater Portland area hosted 5.4 million visitors in 2016 who spent $682 million at area businesses and generated $67 million in taxes, according to figures out on Thursday.

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Adapting your company to the demands of a millennial workforce

Sarah Davis |

Successful businesses in Maine and around the country are seeking out bright young minds who can bring innovative ideas and fill the labor void left by retiring baby boomers. In 2015, Pew Research...

How to: Count steps and create a healthier, happier workplace

Andrew Silsby |

Keeping track of exercise and activity levels using fitness trackers has become immensely popular over the last few years. Harnessing this popularity in the workplace has benefits that...

How to: Manage passionate and emotional employees

Nancy Marshall |

Ask ACE: How can we strengthen our team without engaging in partisan politics?

Answered By Nicola Chin, Up With Community |

How to: Navigate the new minimum wage law

Eric Uhl and Alison Tozier |
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New challenges for HR professional

As if Maine businesses didn't already have their hands full trying to find employees, along come some new challenges.

Like supermarkets, banks must offer choices

Gorham Savings Bank seems to embody the pace and type of growth banks are seeing recently.


Maine's medical marijuana dispensaries

Ranked by number of registered patients as of March 2017

RankDispensaryNo. registered patients
1Wellness Connection, Portland, Brewer, Bath, Gardiner13,000
2Canuvo Inc., Biddeford2,000

Source: Each dispensary via survey, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

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