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Creative economy

The business of craft: Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers profits from hands-on, Maine-based production

Tina Fischer |

When Thomas Moser began creating furniture in the 1970s, he did so from an overwhelming desire to build with his hands. He had no preconceived direction or goal to create a business,...

Portland studio stands out with 'fantasy photography'

Dylan Martin |

Lauren Lear is among many other photography business owners in Maine, but what makes her stand out is her "fantasy photography," giving subjects a chance to immortalize...

Chris Thompson moving on Portland waterfront development

Dylan Martin |

Walking around Thompson's Point in Portland on a fall afternoon, it becomes clear that progress is moving forward for the $105 million mixed-use development that aims to transform the...

Women to watch: Lauren Wayne, State Theatre

Dylan Martin |

Name a large-scale concert that's happened in Portland over the past several years — Ray LaMontagne, Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg — and chances are, Lauren Wayne was...

Portland music startup expects $2M in revenue this year

Sound Rink, a Portland-based music startup that sells VIP packages of touring musicians to fans, is expected to generate $2 million in revenue this year after starting two years...