<b>James Gerety</b>, general manager of the <b>Bangor Mall</b>, said malls still play a vital role for shoppers. “Retail has changed. What we're offering is changing, because that's what the customer wants and you have to adapt.”

As retail trends shift, the Bangor Mall adjusts by being more nimble

Laurie Schreiber |

Where regional malls were once the domain of fashion brands and national chains, they're now adapting to shifting retail trends and consumer demographics by reaching out to non-traditional retailers.

<b>Ben Polito</b> grew up in a house without electricity but now heads a growing start-up, <b>Pika Energy</b>, in Westbrook. He's standing next to a solar-ready smart battery manufactured by Pika.

Ben Polito: Clean-technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Pika Energy

Renee Cordes |

Ben Polito grew up on a farm in the midcoast village of Five Islands with no electricity, and was raised using oil lamps, pumping water by hand and using generators for...

Focus on Greater Bangor
<b>David Latulippe, left</b>, a development partner of Bangor Savings Bank, with bank president and CEO <b>Bob Montgomery-Rice</b>, who says the new campus will accommodate 500 employees..

Bangor Savings creating 'all-in-one' waterfront campus along Penobscot River

Renee Cordes |

Maine's second-largest bank needs bigger headquarters after seeing 16 straight years of earnings growth. Its plans for a new waterfront campus...

Libra Foundation makes a strategic $6M investment in former Grant's Dairy

Lori Valigra |

A new entity called Pineland Farms Dairy Co. Inc., a for-profit company formed and funded by parent company Libra Foundation, undertakes an ambitious...


What should I do before hiring my first employee?

BY Priscilla Hansen-Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching

Hiring your first employee can be greatly rewarding if done correctly, but it pays to take the time to do due diligence, set expectations and share...

New RGGI guidelines could earn Maine up to $22.5M a year in pollution-cutting credits

Maine could stand to earn a maximum of $22.5 million and a minimum of $13.7 million a year through 2030, depending on how much and how fast the state...


Maine's largest employee-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankESOPMaine employees
1The Cianbro Cos., Pittsfield994
2Sargent Corp., Stillwater350

Source: Each employer via survey

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