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<b>Brien Walton</b>, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at <b>Husson University</b>, says dollar stores appeal to customers from a range of incomes. He's pictured outside a <b>Dollar Tree</b> store in Bangor.
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Dollar stores are expanding their footprint in Maine

Renee Cordes |

Husson University's Brien Walton likes visiting dollar stores for research purposes.

 
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<b>Kate Vickery</b>, new executive director of <b>Make-A-Wish Maine</b>, anticipates the nonprofit will grant 75 wishes this year.

Make-A-Wish Maine's new director eager to make more wishes come true

Renee Cordes |

Make-A-Wish Maine, part of Make-A-Wish America, has granted over 1,400 wishes to children with life-threatening conditions since it was founded 25 years ago. Wishes have run the gamut...

 
<b>Jeff Zachau</b> of <b>Zachau Construction</b> in the expanded area his company built at <b>Maine Beer Co.</b> in Freeport.

In a tight labor market, contractors strategize to meet demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Pooling resources with another contractor is the strategy employed by Landry/French Construction and others to employ Maine workers on Maine jobs.

Former mill site in Augusta: A blank slate waiting for developer to make something happen

Maureen Milliken |

The 17-acre site that for 150 years housed paper mills on the east bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta has an eye-catching view of downtown and the...

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Seven useful tips on presenting strategy, vision and future plans to your employees

BY Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Consulting

Q: I have to give a presentation to all our employees about strategy, vision and future plans. Any hints?...

<b>David Schneider</b>

How To: 5 points to consider in deciding whether ESOP is right succession tool for your company

BY David Schneider

Is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan the right succession tool for your company?

<b>Anthony DiSotto</b>, <b>KeyBank's</b> newly appointed SVP and regional retail leader, was credited with 'developing and leading top-performing teams.'

KeyBank's new regional manager is a team builder

Anthony DiSotto was promoted to senior vice president and regional retail leader for KeyBank's New England region, with responsibility...

SMCC's Construction Institute steps up to meet Maine contractors' workforce needs

BY MAINEBIZ STAFF

Southern Maine Community College awarded certificates Jan. 10 to the first students to complete the Construction Institute program,...

 
Lists

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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