Women to Watch: We profile four remarkable female executives

A decade ago, the publisher and the editor of Mainebiz, both women, took a hard look at our pages and said, "Where are the women?" That question led to some soul searching and...

<b>Clayton Spencer</b>, president of <b>Bates College</b>, is leading an effort to raise $300 million, of which $190 million has already been pledged.

Women to Watch: Clayton Spencer, Bates College

Peter Van Allen |

The president of Bates College outlines her hope that students will discover "the zeal to define a project and finish it" — as part of a larger effort to find...

<b>Jed Porta</b> is the third-generation operator of the <b>Migis Lodge</b> in South Casco. He's also a partner in the <b>Migis Hotel Group</b>.

Running the Migis Lodge is a 'labor of love' for third-generation operator

Laurie Schreiber |

Jed Porta went to work at Migis Lodge when he was 12. The lodge, built in 1916, has been in the Porta family for 50 years. He's now the third generation operating the South Casco lodge.

<b>Dava Davin</b> is founder and owner of <b>Portside Real Estate Group</b>, one of Maine's largest residential real estate companies.

Women to Watch: Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Group

Dava Davin left a lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry in 2008 to move to Maine and pursue residential real estate.

<b>Joan Fortin</b>, shareholder, board member and director of attorney recruiting at <b>Bernstein Shur</b>, in the Portland office.

Women to Watch: Joan Fortin, Bernstein Shur

Renee Cordes |

Joan Fortin's Maine roots run deep in Benton, where she spent her childhood on the family dairy farm, the second-oldest of five siblings.

<b>Kristina Egan</b>, executive director of the <b>Greater Portland Council of Governments</b>, is an advocate both for Maine's commerce and its quality of place.

Women to Watch: Kristina Egan, Greater Portland Council of Governments

Maureen Milliken |

Kristina Egan's father was an air pollution engineer, and as a child growing up in Massachusetts, her experience with Maine was largely with the paper mills and the towns he'd visit as he...

<b>Deb White-Rideout</b>

How to: Maximize your greatest asset — your employees

BY Deb White-Rideout

Most executives and HR managers would say their employees are their greatest asset. Here are some tips on how communicate that in meaningful ways.

<b>Raymond T. (Chip) Kelley</b> takes over as Maine market president, taking over from <b>Sterling Kozlowski</b>, who died June 9.

KeyBank promotes Kelley to Maine market president

BY Staff

Less than two months after the death of Sterling Kozlowski, KeyBank's Maine market president, the bank has named his successor.

Here's how to identify and use 'key performance indicators' to improve your business

BY Steve Musica, Lean East Process Improvement Coaching and Support

Key Performance Indicators define success for a process based on what customers value — low cost, high quality and service and flexible terms.

<b>Whitten Architects </b>in Portland received the Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture from the <b>American Institute of Architects</b>. The citation was for its <b>Family Farmhouse</b> project in Brunswick.

Front Street Shipyard's Building 6, other Maine projects are taking shape

Maine Coast Construction of Camden will build the planned Building 6 at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast.


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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