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<b>John Raymond</b>, president of <b>J.D. Raymond Transport</b>, left and <b>Chris Fitzpatrick</b>, executive vice president for business banking at <b>Machias Savings Bank</b>, watch Raymond's machinery in action in Eddington. Fitzpatrick says quick turnarounds are often an essential part of providing financing for equipment.
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Equipment finance firms provide the capital that keeps Maine industry rolling

Laurie Schreiber |

Financial institutions like Maine Financial Group in Scarborough and Machias Savings Bank have been instrumental in making growth possible for companies like J.D. Raymond Transport, which requires a...

 
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<b>Juliet Browne</b>, a partner at <b>Verrill Dana LLP</b>, chairs the Women Presidents' Organization's  Maine chapter, which welcomes members who are “committed to participating” and meet the revenue threshold.

Women Presidents' Organization focuses on 'opportunities' and 'success'

Renee Cordes |

The Women Presidents' Organization is an international nonprofit membership organization for successful women entrepreneurs. Verrill Dana LLP partner Juliet Browne, who...

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How to: Choose a trustee

Caitlin DiMillo, Mainebiz contributor |

Trusts are used for a variety of reasons. Whether the goal is to reduce taxes on the transfer of family wealth, ensure the intended disposition of assets for a non-traditional family, or...

<b>Sterling Kozlowski</b>

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |

In August, the Equifax data breach left more than 145 million Americans vulnerable to identity theft. Sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, addresses and consumer names...

 
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<b>Scott Upham</b>, managing partner and director of wealth management at <b>Cribstone Capital Management</b>, at its Augusta office.

Small, independent registered investment advisers find a niche in Maine

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

The number of registered investment advisers in the U.S. increased again in 2016, and their assets under management increased at an even higher rate.

Thompson-Hamel of Presque Isle expands its footprint with new Bangor office

Renee Cordes |

Presque Isle-based Thompson-Hamel expanded its footprint with a bigger office in Bangor this past October. The firm now serves more than 7,000...

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With expansion nearing completion, ImmuCell girds for FDA vetting

BY MAINEBIZ STAFF

ImmuCell Corp., a publicly traded animal health company, is gearing up for more growth with a new, $20.8 million Portland production...

Ask ACE: Finding inspiration for marketing content

BY Christopher Pagli, Above and Beyond Marketing Strategies

Q: I am stuck for marketing content ideas. Where do you find inspiration for yours?

 
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Maine's largest colleges and universities

Ranked by full-time undergraduate enrollment, fall 2017

RankInstitutionEnrollment
1University of Maine, Orono8,204
2University of Southern Maine, Portland3,901

Source: Each institution via survey



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