<b>Mary Quinn Doyle</b>  takes aim at a cow for  her ongoing research  of farms in Maine.  She is the author of “<b>Unique Maine Farms</b>,” a look at 178 farms.

Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine's farms and their economic importance

Lori Valigra |

Walking amid the Holstein cows at Benson Farm in Gorham, writer and photographer Mary Quinn Doyle seems at home, petting a calf while scoping out the dairy and composting operations. And...

<b>Adam Alexander</b>, operator of <b>J.O. Brown & Son Inc.</b>, is by necessity a jack-of-all-trades at the boat yard on the island of North Haven.

Fifth-generation operator takes family-owned North Haven boatyard into the modern age

Courtney Naliboff |

Adam Alexander is the fifth-generation operator of the family-owned J.O. Brown & Son Inc., a boatyard that has been on the island of North Haven since 1888. It...

<b>Susan Corbett</b>, CEO of broadband provider <b>Axiom Technologies</b> in Machias, is working on an online data collection system for lobster harvesters.

From pencil to computer: Lobstermen adapting to digital data collection

Laurie Schreiber |

Just 10% of Maine's lobster fishermen, selected randomly each year, are required to report landings and other data to the Department of...

Northeast Harbor reset: After two major downtown fires, rebuilding includes a rethinking

Laurie Schreiber |

Several years after two devastating downtown fires, Northeast Harbor is finally seeing a resurgence.

On the edge: Monhegan Island's year-round residents take charge of their future

James McCarthy |

Shermie Stanley doesn't need to read the Island Institute's 62-page 2011 status report on Maine's 15 year-round island communities to...

Longtime MDI boat builder sells business to protégé


BERNARD — Boat builder Robert "Chummy" Rich, who has been featured in books and videos, sold his long-running...


How to create the aura of an icon

BY Doug Packard

Becoming "iconic" means leaving a legacy to those you care about — where your actions and your beliefs serve as a model...

In international trade, you can get there from here

Mainers set the bar for bootstrapping their own businesses, but when it comes to thinking beyond the state's borders, particularly...

Maine's varied industries tell a larger story

This issue of Mainebiz includes stories that look at some traditional industries, including farming and lobstering, and how they...


Largest Finance Authority of Maine loans

Ranked by FAME loan amount, 2017

RankRecipientLoan amount
1Casco Bay Vending Enterprises LLC, Lewiston$8.025,000
2Biddeford Internet Corp., Biddeford$2,700,000

Source: Finance Authority of Maine

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