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Presidents Day reminder

Just a reminder, Monday, Feb. 20, is a federal holiday and the Mainebiz offices will be closed. There will be no Daily Report that day. Tuesday’s Real Estate Insider and Daily Report will...

 
Biotechnology

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

 
Communications

Diversified Communications to sell TV stations to Gray Television

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Diversified Communications in Portland announced Thursday the planned divestiture of its television stations WABI in Bangor and WCJB in Gainesville, Fla., to Gray Television Inc. pending FCC approval.

 
Government & Politics

Wiscasset businesses seek to stop MDOT's Route 1 project

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Four Wiscasset Village businesses have filed a complaint and a motion for preliminary injunction in the Lincoln County Superior Court, seeking to stop a Maine Department of Transportation project on...

 
Manufacturing

Gorham manufacturer adding jobs to keep pace with record sales

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MEGA Industries, a Gorham manufacturer of high-power microwave components, reported record revenues of $12 million, a 32% gain from a year earlier. The workforce increased by 20% last year, to 60...

 
Forest products

Chlorine leak at Baileyville mill sends several people to hospital

A leak of toxic chlorine dioxide at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville affected 16 contractors and two employees, sending several to the hospital.

 
Economic Development

Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Scarborough firm acquires two Boston properties

The RAM Cos., a Scarborough-based acquisition, development and management firm, closed this week on a $10.1 million purchase of two properties in the Boston suburbs.

 
Banking & Finance

Norway Savings beefs up cybersecurity

Renee Cordes |

Norway Savings Bank has switched to a new domain name designed to boost online security and guard against cybercrime.

 
Tourism & Recreation

L.L.Bean to be title sponsor for PBA bowling event

L.L.Bean has signed as the title sponsor for a Professional Bowlers Association tournament that will be hosted at Bayside Bowl in Portland this spring.

 
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HOW To'S

How To: Lead with courage, compassion and wisdom

Jim Bouchard |

There's a lot of talk about courage and compassion in leadership today. That's terrific, these are two essential qualities for effective leaders. I'd add wisdom, too.

How to: Protect your brand by trademarking

Jordan Payne Hay |

Many business and service providers operate for years without considering whether they should trademark elements of their business. The most common way people think of (and see)...

How To: Run a more effective meeting

Jim Stewart |

Expanding a part-time business to full time

Answered by Jim Casey, Casey Communications |

How To: Create opportunities that keep employees engaged

Robert Carmichael |
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Opinion

Why no mention of the architects?

The January 9th issue was exciting, as it presented many of the commercial projects happening here in Maine. Very exciting! I'm very surprised, however, and disappointed at how none of...

'Worker gap' continues to plague Maine employers

We continue to hear about lengths companies go to find qualified employees.

 
Lists

Maine's largest private employers

Ranked by average monthly employment range, 2016

RankCompanyEmployment range in Maine
1Maine Medical Center, Portland8,001 to 8,500
2Hannaford Bros. Co., Scarborough7,501 to 8,000

Source: Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and Information


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