Real Estate & Construction

Husson trustees OK $3M 'wellness learning center'


Husson University's board of trustees approved the construction of a new 7,100-square-foot, $3 million wellness learning center on the institution's Bangor campus. The new facility addresses a...

Government & Politics

Widespread criticism and concern over FCC's decision to end net neutrality

Renee Cordes |

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibited internet service providers from blocking or slowing down websites, applications...

Real Estate & Construction

Maine Maritime Academy to build $2.5M firefighting training facility

Maine Maritime Academy plans to build a new $2.5 million shipboard firefighting training facility on land it owns in Penobscot.

Creative economy

Cross Insurance Center passes one milestone on way to another


The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor recently reached its 1,000th event since opening in the fall of 2013.

Forest products

Stored Solar pays off some of its debt to logging firms

Stored Solar has paid about one-third of its estimated debts to area logging firms, with about $400,000 estimated to be outstanding, according to a report in The Quoddy Tides.

Government & Politics

Zinke recommends commercial fishing in Atlantic national monument

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that commercial fishing activity resume in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which lies outside the Gulf of Maine.


Rand Capital invests $1.5M in Tilson's $5M investment round

James McCarthy |

Rand Capital Corp., a publicly traded business development firm, will fund a $1.5 million follow-on investment in Portland-based Tilson Technology Management Inc.


New MCCS training program to help BIW fill critical jobs


The Maine Community College System will train up to 90 skilled workers for Bath Iron Works, helping the shipbuilder fill critical jobs.

Economic Development

Our Town Belfast hires new executive director


Our Town Belfast has named Zach Schmesser as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1.

Government & Politics

House panel approves bill to let clammers dig near Acadia

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved a bill that let wormers and clammers dig near the Acadia National Park Shoreline, Maine Public reported on its website.

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How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

Diane Abramson |

A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention, motivation and morale. Wellness programs have been...

How To: Turn macro trends into long-term profits

Catherine Reilly deLutio |

The best Maine businesses know that long-term success means looking beyond industry fads to the macro economic and demographic trends that influence long-term profits.

How to: Choose a trustee

Caitlin DiMillo, Mainebiz contributor |

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |
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It takes a village to raise a business

Peter Van Allen |

American Roots is one of several businesses Mainebiz honored recently at our Next event.

What about athenahealth?

Randall Poulton, Winterport |

I have been reading Mainebiz for many years. Lately, I have been disappointed by not only the focus on southern Maine, but your general ignorance about "northern" Maine.


Maine's largest colleges and universities

Ranked by full-time undergraduate enrollment, fall 2017

1University of Maine, Orono8,204
2University of Southern Maine, Portland3,901

Source: Each institution via survey

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