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Garbage to Garden wins $100K Greenlight Maine purse

Staff |

The Portland-based curbside composting company Garbage to Garden bested a field of over 80 prospective startups to win the $100,000 top prize at the inaugural Greenlight Maine competition on Friday...

Sullivan Harbor Farms reopens under new ownership

The Hancock-based Sullivan Harbor Farms, which had operations suspended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February for unsanitary conditions and food safety violations, has reopened under...

Mpower Sports and Recreation: An inside look at entrepreneurship

Lori Valigra |

Rob Mueller was an entrepreneur on a mission at last week's Maine Startup & Create Week. As part of moving his company, Mpower Sports and Recreation LLC, from Maryland to Brunswick, and further...

Verso bankruptcy reorganization gets the go ahead

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A judge at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware has confirmed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan of Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill.

NOAA to aid in cost for at-sea fishing monitoring

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it will help pay for the cost of at-sea fishing monitoring for New England groundfish fishermen.

Last Maine Bugaboo Creek location suddenly closes

A week after the closing of a Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse location in Bangor, a South Portland Bugaboo Steakhouse closed last week, leaving 60 employees without work.

Myth or fact: How do energy costs in Maine stack-up to the nation?

James McCarthy |

Maine has the lowest electricity costs in New England. So why are they so often cited as a problem for businesses both large and small? The simple answer is that many of them compete against...

From $1,900 to $3M — there's nothing wicked about Wicked Whoopies' growth

Lisa Joy |

Amy Bouchard was in her late 20s and working at BIW when her daughter was born. Looking for ways stay at home and still make money, her brother urged her to sell the whoopie pies she'd been making...

'Dead River blood runs deep' in new CEO

Lori Valigra |

Associates of Deanna Sherman, president and soon-to-be CEO of oil and propane supplier Dead River Co., say she brings to mind the vintage E.F. Hutton TV ad in which a noisy room goes silent to hear...

From coffee roasters to biomed labs — businesses save big with energy efficiencies

Laurie Schreiber |

At Caravan Beads, owner Barry Kahn hired ReVision Energy last year to install 264 photovoltaic panels, each 260 watts, on the roof of his 22,000-square-foot retail store and warehouse. “That...

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