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Ellsworth awarded $300K Community Development Block Grant

The city of Ellsworth will receive $300,000 from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development via the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development that can be used to assist...

Washington County nonprofit nabs $600K for economic development

Staff |

The Machias-based Sunrise County Economic Council, will be receiving $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the form of a $500,000 Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program Loan and a...

Historic Lucerne Inn in Dedham purchased for $2.3M

The new owners of the 31-room Lucerne Inn in Dedham said the lure of leaving the hustle and bustle of New York and their entrepreneurial aspirations led to their jump into the hospitality industry.

Not far from downtown Bar Harbor, Town Hill attracts small businesses

Laurie Schreiber |

A mini-boom in small-business activity is taking place in Town Hill, a small village that's part of the busy tourist town of Bar Harbor, but is located on its outermost fringe.

Jackson Lab researcher gets $3.3M to study fatigue syndrome

Lori Valigra |

A scientist at The Jackson Laboratory's Connecticut research arm will get $3,281,515 over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to find better ways to treat...

A taste of traditional England coming to Ellsworth

Airline Brewing Co. will be bringing an English-style pub — complete with a black-and-gold fašade on the outside, an oak bar and red leather seating — to 173 Main St. in downtown...

Will deep discounts lure businesses to downtown Ellsworth?

Two Ellsworth commercial property owners are taking matters into their own hands to address the high vacancy rate they say has become all too common a sight on the city's Main Street.

Downtown Ellsworth Association hires new director

The Downtown Ellsworth Association has hired Gouldsboro native and Ellsworth business owner Cara Romano as the part-time executive director of the association.

Summer rush escalates high demand for employees

The shortage of employees in the state is stretching beyond both the construction and culinary sectors, as business owners in Hancock County are struggling to meet the high demand of workers needed...

New directors mark chamber of commerce growth statewide

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's chamber of commerce offices are ever-evolving. In recent weeks, two chambers have announced new executive directors.