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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.

Diversified Communications recognized as 'business of the year'

Staff |

Diversified Communications has been recognized as the “business of the year” by the Portland Development Corp. for its role as one of the largest employers in the city's downtown and for...

Maine Magazine, Maine Home+Design co-founder leaves post

Susan Grisanti, the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Maine Media Collective, which is behind well-known publications including “Maine Home+Design,” “Maine Magazine” and...

How To: Create a good marketing plan

Steve Lovejoy |

Working with clients over the years has made me appreciate marketing as a key to success. The ability to create a great product isn't going to assure success. There are many great products and...

How To: Make a successful media pitch in six easy steps

Nancy Marshall |

Pitching a story to the media is a bit of a gamble. There's really no guarantee that a journalist is going to pick up on your story idea, no matter how great it is. Over the years, I've had some...

A wild Wyeth appears! PMA launches its own spin on Pokemon Go

Staff |

While the Portland Museum of Art has been inundated with hopeful Pokemon Masters since the launch of Pokemon Go — both the museum and the McLellan-Sweat Mansion are Pokestops — the PMA,...

Windham publisher plans a stand-alone Maine Brew Guide

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's craft-brewing industry is showing more evidence of its growth. A stand-alone publication, the Maine Brew Guide, is set to launch in late September, the publisher, Stanley Rintz, told Mainebiz...

Eight Maine companies make Inc.'s 'Fastest Growing' list

Kevin Steeves |

Landry/French Construction Co. and Tilson Technology Management are joined by six other Maine companies in Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies across the country.

Weeds got your goat? Fight back with a herd

We all have food preferences that bring out the eww factor from others. Take weeds. That’s something even a churlish child wouldn’t gnaw on.

Mainebiz Women to Watch alumni: Checking in on past winners

Lori Valigra |

Mainebiz's annual Women to Watch has become a who's who of female business leaders across the state. We've decided to take a look back at some of our previous honorees to see where they are today.