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Economic Development

WEX to host inaugural 'Tech Talk Portland' event

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WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), Maine's second-largest publicly traded company, will host Tech Talk Portland on Sept. 27 to discuss the future of innovation in the state.President and CEO Melissa Smith will...

 
Tourism & Recreation

As Acadia visitation rises, maintenance backlog looms

Laurie Schreiber |

U.S. Sen. Angus King and Acadia National Park officials led a media tour Thursday to call attention to the backlog of maintenance projects at the park, which hosts 3.5 million visitors a year.

 
Education & Training

UMaine System publishes hiring guide for Maine employers

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The “Hiring Guide for Maine Employers” contains links to job boards, career centers, university staff and resources for businesses looking to hire. The guide also includes a calendar of...

 
Banking & Finance

Bangor Savings to open Auburn branch

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Bangor Savings Bank plans to open its first branch in Auburn, its 61st overall. The 5,600-square-foot branch, at 170 Turner St., is expected to open in the late fall of 2019.

 
Education & Training

New video spotlights Maine Apprenticeship Program

Renee Cordes |

Enlightening employers about the Maine Apprenticeship Program is the goal of a new video posted on Youtube and elsewhere. Though the Maine Department of Labor program has been around since the early...

 
Real Estate & Construction

Maine single family home sales — and prices — continue to rise

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Single-family home sales and the sales price continued to rise in the month of August in most of Maine, according to the Maine Association of Realtors. The increase is sales is despite a statewide...

 
Fisheries & Marine

Premium Brands completes acquisition of Ready Seafoods

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Canada's Premium Brands Holding Corp. (TSK: PBH) said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Ready Seafood Co., putting the Portland-based brand under the same ownership as Hub City...

 
Nonprofits

Maine's Good Food Bus is on a roll with more market stops and members

The Good Food Bus, a seasonal market-on-wheels operated by St. Mary's Nutrition Center and Cultivating Community from June through October, is reaching more Mainers with healthy, local food during...

 
Technology

MITC awarded $345K in federal funds to help small businesses expand globally

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The Maine International Trade Center has been awarded $345,000 in competitive federal funding to help the state's small businesses become bigger exporters. The award was from the U.S. Small Business...

 
Retail & Food service

Waterboro retail plaza, destroyed by fire last year, will reopen

The owners of Brookfield Place on Main Street in Waterboro are nearly done with reconstruction of the shopping plaza, which was destroyed by fire in 2017. The original plaza had three storefronts,...

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Maximize your greatest asset — your employees

Deb White-Rideout |

Most executives and HR managers would say their employees are their greatest asset. Here are some tips on how communicate that in meaningful ways.

How to: Make the most of networking in Maine

Nancy Marshall |

Maine is a surprisingly small community; there's a good chance you're only a degree or two separated from most of your business contacts. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of networking in...

Opinion

Maine's startup landscape: Bug spray, potato tracker, elder care app

Peter Van Allen |

We all have our own mental image of a "startup." Whether the idea is formed by pitch competitions like Greenlight Maine or Top Gun, the Wall Street Journal or Inc. magazine or...

USM is committed to 'workforce development'

I could not agree more with a letter you published recently from Thomas Harmon (See letter to the editor,...

USM arts center is not the answer

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Lists

Maine's highest-paid health care professionals

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2016

RankProfessionalCompensation
1Dougald MacGillivray, surgeon, Maine Medical Center$1.4 million
2Robert Ecker, surgeon, Maine Medical Center$1.3 million

Source: Each nonprofit's 990 form filing


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