Banking & Finance

Camden National Corp. posts 16% rise in FY 2015 earnings

Camden National Corp., a $3.7 billion bank holding company headquartered in Camden, reported today it achieved a 16% increase in core operating earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, to $28.2...


Skowhegan's Dog Not Gone vests to hit Wal-Mart shelves across country

A Skowhegan-based company that manufactures safety vests and collars for dogs is about to hit the big time, as Wal-Mart has selected the company to carry its vests as part of a $250 billion...

Real Estate & Construction

Fundraising by Maine companies rolls on with distillery, real estate firm

Lori Valigra |

The strong fund raising by Maine companies this year is continuing with two Feb. 4 filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Retail & Food service

Portland reverses decision on prepackaged food at breweries

Portland city officials have reversed a previous decision that prevented breweries in the city located in industrial zones from selling prepackaged food at their tasting rooms.


Portland-based Elite Airways expanding Florida service

A Portland-based airline operator has announced that it will be expanding its service to a pair of Florida destinations later this month.

Architecture & Design

Bar Harbor council backs rehab of major street

Bar Harbor’s town council designated $25,000 for an infrastructure design study on Cottage Street, one of the popular summer tourist town’s two main corridors central to commerce, the...

Real Estate & Construction

Hallowell developer wants to demolish 19th century building

Builder Steve Hammond has proposed demolishing a mixed-use structure at 226 Water St. in Hallowell, but Row House, a nonprofit that works to preserve Hallowell’s historic sites, said it...

Architecture & Design

Portland's Congress Square redesign project nets over 100 bids

The city of Portland received more than 100 submissions for its Congress Square redesign project, with some public art proposals coming from as far away as the United Kingdom. The goal of the project...

Small Business

Mainers become plow kings of Maryland during superstorm

While many of of us living in the state were happy to be spared the crippling wind, ice and over two feet of snow that hit parts of New York City and Washington, D.C. during winter storm Jonas, four...


Study says Northeast fisheries threatened by climate change

Lori Valigra |

Northeast fisheries, from Maine lobster to Atlantic cod, are extremely vulnerable to climate change, a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found.

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Finance a business venture

Will Hatt |

NerdWallet recently named Maine No. 11 among most entrepreneurial states in the country, based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns and data from Small...

Maximize the value of your company

Doug Packard |

When it comes time to contemplate retirement and sell a company, many business owners wait until a year or two from the transition to evaluate the value. But the ideal time to start thinking about...


On January 11's "Five on the Future" letter

Recently, Mainebiz published "Five on the Future," asking five prominent Maine economists about challenges and opportunities facing Maine in the upcoming year. For the most...

What's ahead sounds strangely like the past

Peter Van Allen |

"Five on the Future" is the annual kickoff to the year for Mainebiz. We ask five economists to give their view of what's ahead for the year.

Ask these questions before choosing your business structure

Christopher Wright |

Four key attributes of successful entrepreneurs

Geoff Lamdin |
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Maine's largest chambers of commerce

Ranked by membership as of Jan. 2016

1Maine State Chamber of Commerce5,000
2Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce1,300

Source: Each chamber of commerce.

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