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Newly named 'Visit Portland' releases 2016 tourism stats


The Greater Portland area hosted 5.4 million visitors in 2016 who spent $682 million at area businesses and generated $67 million in taxes, according to figures out on Thursday.

Greenlight Maine semifinalists vie for $100K


Thirteen startup companies moved on to the semifinals, and will compete in the final stage of the Greenlight Maine competition in June, organizers said.

L.L.Bean hires Portland agency to handle advertising


L.L.Bean said Wednesday it has named The VIA Agency in Portland as its agency of record.

CashStar co-founder starts digital platform for local foods

Lori Valigra |

David Stone's sixth startup, Forager, aims to bring farmers and local grocers into the digital age by tracking everything from procurement to payment online, adding efficiency to a person-to-person...

GlobEcoMaine aims to replace the kitchen sponge

Lori Valigra |

Phil Pastore, founder and managing director of GlobEcoMaine LLC, knew he had a good idea when he realized wood pulp could be made into strong cloth that was biodegradable.

Mainebiz publisher takes on expanded role with parent company

Laurie Schreiber |

Mainebiz Publisher Donna Brassard is taking on an expanded role in Mainebiz's parent company, New England Business Media, which also owns the Hartford Business Journal and the Worcester Business...

PMA attendance up as 'reimagining' bears fruit

Renee Cordes |

The Portland Museum of Art's recent $2.7 million revamp and rebranding is already paying off as reflected in February attendance figures.

TideSmart Global to expand to West Coast


TideSmart Global, a Falmouth-based marketing firm with 50 employees, is expanding to the West Coast and will be opening a new agency, TideSmart West, in San Francisco. Its new West Coast office is...

CashStar announces partnership with global gift card marketplace

Portland-based gift card company CashStar announced today a partnership with Raise, a global gift card company with more than 3,000 brands in its network.

Broderson Awards return to Portland


After a three-year hiatus, the Ad Club of Maine is putting on the Broderson Awards, an event that for more than 35 years recognized exceptional work of Maine's advertising agencies, brands and...