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<b>Marnie Grumbach</b>, founder and partner at the marketing firm <b>Fluent IMC</b>, with partner <b>Peter Anania</b>, left, and <b>Bryan Roche</b>, PR and digital strategist, near Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. Anania, shown here operating a <b>DJI Mavic Pro</b> drone, says a camera mounted to the aerial technology gives client videos a sweeping, dynamic element.
ON THE COVER

Commercial drone use is taking off, as more Maine companies use them on the job

Laurie Schreiber |

The "bomb cyclone" that hit the Northeast last October resulted in tens of thousands of power outages.

 
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<b>Katie Doherty</b>, president and CEO of the <b>Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce</b>, says the region is 'in the midst of a major revitalization.'

CEO outlines Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce's 2018 goals

Maureen Milliken |

Katie Doherty, 29, a Waterville native, became program director for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and was named president and CEO in February 2017,...

<b>John Sterling</b>

Make IT investments that improve your business

John Sterling |

IT strategy is becoming increasingly important, and the new year is a good time to revisit the key components of your strategy. Your technology should make your business better, whether...

 
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<b>Charlie Woodworth</b>, executive director of the <b>Greater Franklin Development Council</b>, says lack of broadband is rural Maine's most challenging economic development issue.

Gaps in high-speed internet coverage hurting rural Maine

Maureen Milliken |

Nearly 100 Franklin County residents gathered in Farmington on a recent cold night, some from more than 50 miles away, to hear the...

Maine Public CEO Mark Vogelzang charts a new course for the public broadcaster

Renee Cordes |

On a Saturday morning in January, it's Falmouth High School in blue versus St. Dominic in black, in a high-stakes brain-power...

Columns

Tips to keep employees from missing their deadlines

BY Jim Milliken of Jim Milliken Consulting

Q: Two of the people on my staff routinely miss their deliverable dates, unless I remind them repeatedly. This...

With strong 2017 behind it, IDEXX raises guidance for this year

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), Maine's largest publicly traded company, raised revenue and earnings projections for 2018 after...

A rendering of the <b>Roux Center for the Environment</b>, which <b>Warren Construction</b> is building on the campus of <b>Bowdoin College</b>.

Building Business: A statewide roundup of construction-related news

BY Mainebiz Staff

Warren Construction, Freeport, is building the Roux Center for the Environment at Bowdoin College, a 29,000-square-foot...

 
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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