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Bangor organization that provides loans to underserved populations awarded SBA grant

The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded $73,000 in grant funding to a Bangor community finance institution that provides credit and services to low-income Mainers, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and...

ACA employer mandate moves full steam ahead

Laurie Schreiber |

The one-year grace period that delayed full implementation of the Affordable Care Act's employer shared responsibility rule, or the employer mandate, is coming to an end.

Nonprofits anticipate wave of transitions

Laurie Schreiber |

A wave of leadership transitions, largely due to retirements, has begun in Maine's nonprofit sector.

L.L.Bean closes Sunday morning to honor Leon Gorman

L.L.Bean closed its Freeport stores for four hours Sunday morning to honor Leon Gorman, longtime president and chairman of the company's board, who died Sept. 3 at age 80 after battling cancer. More...

Changing times for four nonprofits funding development

Lori Valigra |

Just as four Maine banks changed leadership in January of this year — there have been 11 new bank CEOs in the past four years — four Maine nonprofit organizations involved in...

Midcoast charity recovers after embezzlement case

A year after discovering its former leader had embezzled millions of dollars, the United Mid-Coast Charities in Camden is distributing 60% more money to local nonprofits than it did the year before.

Women to Watch: Kristen Miale, Good Shepherd Food Bank

Lori Valigra |

Kristen Miale points excitedly to the small stack of boxed Backyard Farms tomatoes left in the refrigerator case at day's end, noting that in the morning the boxes of...

Feds give $1M to three Maine museums

The Portland Museum of Art and two other Maine museums have received a total of nearly $1 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Portland nonprofit buys downtown building for $1.4M to protect artist spaces

Dylan Martin |

Portland arts nonprofit SPACE Gallery has purchased the downtown building where it has been a tenant for 13 years — a move that secures a permanent home for the nonprofit and the dozens of...

Maine Community Foundation names former attorney general as CEO

The Maine Community Foundation has named Steven Rowe, a former Maine attorney general, as its next CEO and president.