Rhonda Irish, town manager of Wilton, has been an advocate for downtown redevelopment.

Towns find ways big and small to get people and retailers back downtown

Maureen Milliken |

In December 2014, Wilton voters agreed to designate much of downtown "slum and blight" to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.

Horses round the turn in the fourth race on opening day at Scarborough Downs, March 31. Jus' Like a Virgin, piloted by rookie driver McGwire Sowers, is in the lead in this photo and went on to win in a time of 1:58 1/5 for the mile race.

Maine's harness racing industry pursues new ideas to get back on track as entertainment option

Renee Cordes |

Between Saturday harness races at Scarborough Downs, McGwire Sowers stops at the paddock to change horses and sulkies, his face aglow with excitement.

Chef David Turin at David's on Monument Square in Portland.

Chef David Turin makes it his business to create opportunities for employees to advance

Maureen Milliken |

Chef David Turin owns David's and David's Opus Ten restaurants in Portland, and David's 388 in South Portland. Turin has been a mentor for aspiring chefs and says he's...

Focus on Western Maine
Susan DuPlessis is co-owner of Mountain Real Estate Co. in Newry. She is at the Tempest Ridge Mountain Village at Sunday River in Newry, where condo and townhouse sales have been brisk.

While ski resorts cope with climate change, condos are still in demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Evan Hackel, a management consultant who lives year-round in Reading, Mass., has skied with his family at the Sunday River ski resort in...


The problem isn't so much conflict, as it is knowing how to deal with it constructively

BY Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Consulting

Q. What to do when conflict shows its ugly face?

Benjamin Shaw, founder and CEO of Vets First Choice. The Portland-based company, founded in 2010, plans to merge with a spinoff of Henry Schein Inc., with the new company to be publicly traded and headquartered in Portland under the name of Vets First Corp.

For Vets First Choice, growth is in the DNA

It seemed like it was only a matter of time before Vets First Choice became a publicly traded company.

<b>Bill Haskell</b>

How to: Evaluate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

BY Bill Haskell

As business owners consider transition and liquidity options, there are typically three choices: sell to a strategic buyer, a financial...


Maine's largest employee-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankEmployee-owned businessNo. of Maine employees
1Cianbros Cos., Pittsfield1,093
2Sargent Corp., Stillwater430

Source: Each business via survey

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