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Blue Hill Co-op steps up to the plate as first Fund-ME business

Staff |

The Blue Hill Co-op is the first business to use Fund-ME, Maine's crowdfunding law, as it looks to raise money for the construction of a new, larger storefront in the Hancock County town.

A South Portland development creates opportunity in tight industrial market

Laurie Schreiber |

David McClees, founder and president of Portland-based Talus Corp., is building a 24,000-square-foot building on spec in South Portland — a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by people...

New auto dealership creates Waldoboro jobs

The opening of Tucker Chevrolet, a new dealership in Waldoboro, is expected to bring 10 to 15 full-time jobs to the Lincoln County town.

Unlikely combo of tech, clothing comes to Fort Kent

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk — some combinations are just meant to be, while others take a little explaining to truly make sense, like a new consumer electronics repair and...

Handmade confectioner opens Bangor store

Downtown Bangor became a lot sweeter Thursday with the opening of Specialty Sweets’ newest retail location in a historic building at 31 Main St.

Bootmobile goes on a road trip to promote L.L.Bean’s first Michigan store

The Bootmobile, the iconic L.L.Bean boot-on-wheels that can be seen zooming around Maine’s interstate, will soon be hitting the streets of Clinton Township, Mich., as part of the outdoor...

Lobstah-lovin' Texans get another Cousins Maine Lobster Truck

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San Antonians are doing the Texas Two Step over Maine lobster as Cousins Maine Lobster Truck expands its franchise with a second truck in the crustacean-loving city.

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

Three of the 10 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Maine have closed, following an announcement by the company last week that it has shut 95 of its 724 locations across the country.

Augusta food distributor plans $15M expansion

Cold is good in Maine, and Performance Foodservice of Augusta got the OK to build a new $15M freezer.

Women to Watch: Lindsay Skilling adds flavor to iconic family brand at Gifford's

Lori Valigra |

It's not unusual to hear bad news at a board meeting, and that's exactly what propelled Lindsay Skilling into management at the family business, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream.