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Gardiner to get Craft Beer Cellar franchise store

A new Craft Beer Cellar franchise plans to open in Gardiner this month a few doors down from Frosty's Donuts on Water Street.

Verrill Dana sets up craft beverage, Arctic practice groups

Lori Valigra |

Portland law firm Verrill Dana recently set up a craft beverage industry group with eight attorneys and soon plans to announce another group with 12 attorneys focused on increasing North Atlantic and...

MITC gets $161K to boost Maine exports

The Maine International Trade Center is receiving a $161,000 federal grant to help small businesses in Maine export their products.

Women to Watch: Gena Canning, Pine State Trading Co.

Peter Van Allen |

Gena Canning's phone rang. A frantic volunteer was trying to keep pace with his biggest event of the year, Yarmouth Clam Festival, which attracts 100,000 people over three days.

As Maine companies look overseas, understanding global economies is key

Lori Valigra |

With ties to Iceland through Eimskip, an October trade mission planned to Japan and China, and Portland's selection as host to the global Arctic conference in 2016, more Maine companies...

China's appetite for lobster boosts prices in Maine

Demand for North American lobster, with its “good luck” red color and savory taste, is skyrocketing in China, along with prices.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan gets mixed reviews; Maine ahead in meeting goals

Lori Valigra |

President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday released the final Clean Power Plan to mixed reviews Monday.

Garrand named Maine’s honorary consul of Canada

Brenda Garrand, founder and CEO of Portland advertising agency Garrand, was recently appointed Maine’s honorary consul of Canada — a unique distinction for a New England state.

Kepware opens first international office in Tokyo

Kepware Technologies, a company that develops software for automation communications, said Tuesday that it has opened its first overseas office, in Tokyo, Japan.

Maine slides to 48th in construction job growth

Employment statistics from Associated General Contractors America rank Maine 48th in the country for construction job growth, based on 700 fewer construction workers being employed at Maine companies...