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Top Gun, African style: A chat with Don Gooding

Lori Valigra |

Don Gooding has been anything but idle since he left the helm of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development last March. One of his latest ventures will use elements of MCED's Top Gun...

Augusta has two new businesses

A yoga studio and a tax-services office have opened in Augusta, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

#beerfriday Maine gets some love in WSJ beer story

Josh Christie, a Portland beer writer and co-owner of the planned Print: A Bookstore, is cited in a Wall Street Journal story about the growth of craft beer.

Sweetgrass Farm's gin earns accolades in World Drink Awards


A spirits maker in Union was named “Best Contemporary American Gin 2017” in the World Drink Awards.

Oldest Bath-built wooden vessel acquired by MMM


Maine Maritime Museum in Bath acquired what is believed to be oldest Bath-built wooden vessel still afloat.

Maine newcomers start Lewiston 'slow fashion' company

Needless Society is a company brand that seems both provocative and an oxymoron for someone wanting to sell products.But...

Small company runner-up: Maine Foodie Tours

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:Maine Foodie Tours offers educational, entertaining and tasty tours...

MECA gets $300,000 grant for craft, other programs

A $300,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will boost the Maine College of Art's craft programs.

Lauders' $5 million gift launches PMA endowment campaign

A $5 million gift from benefactors Judy and Leonard Lauder marks the official launch of the Portland Museum of Art's initiative to boost its endowment by $15 million.

Portland Buy Local hires first executive director

Portland Buy Local, which was started a decade ago to represent independent businesses, has selected Jenn Thompson as its first executive director.