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Technology

WEX adjusted net income dips in Q2

James McCarthy |

Although lower fuel prices and volatility in foreign currency markets continue to cut into its adjusted net income, WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) slightly beat analysts' expectations in reporting a 6% increase...

 
Economic Development

MTI, UMaine offer up to $100,000 total in new startup program

The Maine Technology Institute and the University of Maine are launching a new startup accelerator program in Bangor next month that will give $25,000 each to four businesses that have...

 
Nonprofits

Feds give $1M to three Maine museums

The Portland Museum of Art and two other Maine museums have received a total of nearly $1 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
Retail & Food service

Chick-fil-A to open first Maine location

National restaurant chain Chick-fil-A plans to open its first location in Maine next year.

 
Economic Development

Maine Development Foundation names Bangor Savings Bank exec as CEO

The Maine Development Foundation has named a senior executive at Bangor Savings Bank as its next CEO, three months after the unexpected resignation of its last leader.

 
Economic Development

Ballot question seeks to cut corporate tax breaks

A question on November’s statewide ballot seeks to increase funding for the Maine Clean Election Fund by cutting $6 million in corporate tax breaks.

 
Education & Training

MECA mulls partnership with documentary school

After announcing that it would close doors this fall, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland may be rescued through a possible partnership with the Maine College of Art.

 
Government & Politics

Bangor delays vote on minimum wage increase

Citing the need for more information, the Bangor City Council has voted to delay any action on a minimum wage increase until after this November’s election.

 
Nonprofits

Portland nonprofit buys downtown building for $1.4M to protect artist spaces

Dylan Martin |

Portland arts nonprofit SPACE Gallery has purchased the downtown building where it has been a tenant for 13 years — a move that secures a permanent home for the nonprofit and the dozens of...

 
Government & Politics

Bangor to vote on minimum wage increase

The Bangor City Council on Monday will decide whether to increase the city’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $8.25, with subsequent increases made in the next few years.

 
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HOW To'S

How to bounce back from failure

Chris Philbrook |

If you sit in a Silicon Valley coffee shop long enough, you'll likely overhear the advice "fail fast, fail often."

How to comply with Affordable Care Act's employer mandate

Steven R. Gerlach |

The Affordable Care Act is the most far-reaching piece of employee benefits legislation passed in 40 years. With 20,000 pages of regulations and other guidance, the ACA profoundly...

How to educate prospects and clients

Nancy Marshall |

How to manage your focus and energy

Doug Packard |

How to make priorities your top priority

Jim Milliken |
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Opinion

A community model for inspiring young women to STEM achievement

Kathryn Woodson Barr |

The founding of the Sisters of Mercy, a religious congregation dedicated to the concerns of women and children, was inspired by Mother Catherine McAuley's confrontation with poverty and...

Freedom farm finds nothing’s free about name

A small family farm in Freedom is planning to change its name after being sued by a multinational tomato-growing firm over a trademark dispute.

 
Lists

Maine's largest architecture firms (1)

Ranked by revenue, 2014

RankCompany, locationRevenue/Licensed architects
1SMRT Architects and Engineers, Portland$13.1 million/17
2Harriman, Auburn$9.3 million/13
3Oak Point Associates, Biddeford$9.1 million/13

(1) The listed firms include both architecture and architecture/engineering firms.
SOURCE: Each firm./Compiled by Roger Magnus and Heide Martin.


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