<b>Great Northern Paper Co.</b> closed its paper mill in September 2008, setting in motion 10 years of change in Millinocket (though some of the manufacturing equipment is still there). Now a new future is being mapped out by the people who've taken on the real work of rebuilding the former mill town's economy from the ground up.

With its paper mill long gone, Millinocket has a new story to tell

Maureen Milliken |

Ten years ago, Millinocket was the poster town for what happens when its mill closes. Now it's the poster town for what you can do about it. Meet some of the people who are working to create...

<b>Steve Arnold</b> owns <b>Yarmouth  Boat Yard</b>, <b>Moose Landing Marina</b> and the <b>Freedom Boat Club of Maine</b> franchise. Yarmouth Boat Yard and Moose Landing Marina have combined annual revenue of $21 million.

Freedom Boat Club franchise owner eyes Portland expansion in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Steve Arnold bought Yarmouth Boat Yard in 2004, Moose Landing Marina in Naples in 2013 and the Freedom Boat Club franchise last September. He's seeing growth at Freedom Boat Club, enough so to be...

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In downtown Bangor a '<b>Greetings from Bangor</b>' mural offers a warm hello to visitors, though the building is in need of work.

From waterfront to downtown, Bangor's seeing investment and change

Peter Van Allen |

Bangor's growth can be seen on a number of fronts. The Hollywood Casino and Racetrack and Cross Insurance Center across the street are a...

Loring Commerce Centre is 'open for business' with plenty of room for expansion

Laurie Schreiber |

Limestone's Loring Commerce Centre, with 8,700 acres and hundreds of buildings, is Maine's largest industrial park. It's home to 28 employers and...

Northern Maine universities pursue ways to attract and keep more nurses in rural Maine

Renee Cordes |

An academic partnership between the University of Maine campuses at Fort Kent and Presque Isle to offer a nursing degree and Husson University's $3...


Scared of radical change? Tips on getting out of that rut

BY Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Consulting

Tip No. 1: Change becomes more manageable and less scary when seen in a longer-term context.


Maine's largest chambers of commerce

Ranked by membership as of January 2019

1Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Augusta5,000
2Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Portland1,200

Source: Each chamber via survey

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