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Communications

Portland firm to expand Down East 4G coverage

Portland-based Wireless Partners LLC said it is planning to expand high-speed cellular and broadband service to underserved Down East areas.

 
Small Business

Business contest announced for Katahdin area

The Maine Small Business Development Centers is holding a new business plan competition for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway.

 
Technology

FAA OKs Cumberland firm's use of drones

Cumberland-based firm Sevee & Maher Engineers said it was recently granted an exemption by federal regulators to use an unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial...

 
Manufacturing

Skowhegan board denies Sappi tax break

Sappi Fine Paper North America is planning to appeal a Skowhegan board's decision to deny its request to lower the property tax value of its paper mill by more than $137...

 
Tourism & Recreation

Hollywood Casino seeks tax break

Hollywood Casino in Bangor is seeking to reduce its property valuation by $36.8 million — a request that city officials are preparing to fight.

 
Government & Politics

Governors' energy conference yields more talk

Brad Kane, Hartford Business Journal |

After a summit of the five New England governors on Thursday in Hartford, they all agreed to further collaborate on the region's energy issues but did not commit to any...

 
Technology

Atlanta company to buy Presque Isle TV station

Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc. has reached an agreement to buy WAGM-TV in Presque Isle for $10.25 million, calling it one of the most watched local television stations in the...

 
Manufacturing

Union sues BIW over job description changes

The largest union at Bath Iron Works is suing the shipyard over allegations that BIW’s plan to change job descriptions is a violation of its contract with workers.

 
Government & Politics

MTI, CEI partner for new loan program

The Maine Technology Institute and Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) have partnered for a new loan program that seeks to address cash flow issues for Maine companies that receive...

 
Real Estate & Construction

Maine home sales growth ahead of region

Sales of existing single-family homes and the median sales price in Maine continued to increase in March. Maine home sales reached...

 
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HOW To'S

How to turn an idea into a business

Christine Williams |

Every three days or so last summer on the island of Vinalhaven, I made the drive into town to stock up. I popped into the grocery store, stopped by the wine shop and checked in at the...

How to work smarter and market your company more effectively

Nancy Marshall |

In marketing, being busy isn't always a good thing.

How to understand Maine’s system for real estate assessment

N. Joel Moser |

How to establish trust in your business relationships

Nancy Marshall |
Opinion

Wick Johnson: 'We continually underestimate the vibrancy of the Maine economy'

I like your focus on real business in Maine. We continually underestimate the vibrancy of the Maine economy and often miss the point when we try to stimulate growth. Maine is really a...

TIFs benefit more than businesses

Shana Cook Mueller |

While the availability of programs to promote economic development for municipalities are few and far between, Maine law provides one important tool — tax increment financing.

CEOs need to understand workplace safety

Edwin W. “Bill” Morong |
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Lists

Maine's largest credit unions

Ranked by total assets as of Dec. 31, 2014

Rank

Name, location

Total assets/Members
1Maine State Credit Union, Augusta$354 million/25,050
2Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden$303 million/27.064
3Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, Brunswick$288 million/19,296

SOURCE : National Credit Union Administration/Compiled by Heide Martin.


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