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<b>Richard Brescia</b>, a vice president at <b>Cianbro</b>, which built the future WEX Inc. headquarters (at right) in Portland's East End. At left, is the new AC Hotel by Marriott.
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Right time, right place for major commercial development in Portland's eastern waterfront

Maureen Milliken |

When WEX Inc. employees start moving into the payment processing company's glass-encased new headquarters on Feb. 1, it will mark the beginning of a new era for the city's oldest...

 
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<b>TOP ROW L–R:</b> Governor <b>Janet Mills</b>; <b>Heather Johnson</b>, Economic and Community Development; <b>Kirsten Figueroa</b>, Administrative and Financial Services; <b>Jeanne Lambrew</b>, Health and Human Services; <b>Bruce Van Note</b>, Transportation
<b>BOTTOM ROW L–R:</b> <b>Laura Fortman</b>, Labor; <b>John Rohde</b>, Workers' Compensation Board; <b>Pender Makin</b>, Education; <b>Jerry Reid</b>, Environmental Protection; <b>Judy Camuso</b>, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; <b>Amanda Beal</b>, Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Pin this to your bulletin board: Who's Who in the new state administration

Mainebiz staff |

Lawmakers begin confirmation hearings this week on nominees selected by Gov. Janet Mills to lead state agencies that oversee essential services that include education, transportation,...

<b>Gov. Janet Mills</b>, a Democrat, is Maine's first governor from Franklin County. The 71-year-old former state attorney general espouses a holistic approach to governing, speaking of “one Maine, undivided.”

Setting a new course: 5 things businesses should pay attention to under Gov. Janet Mills

Renee Cordes |

"She's just a girl, and she's on fire," sung by two spirited girls at Gov. Janet Mills's inauguration and an instant viral hit, was a fitting ode to Maine's first female...

<b>Alison Vanderhoof</b>, president and CEO of <b>CLYNK</b>, a tech-based bottle-and-can redemption and recycling firm.

CLYNK's Vanderhoof targets 20% annual growth for the tech-driven recycling firm

Renee Cordes |

Alison Vanderhoof is president and CEO of CLYNK, a technology-driven bottle-and-can redemption and recycling company based in South Portland with more than $10 million in...

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A Look Back: MECA relocation helps revitalize downtown Portland

Downtown redevelopment was as much a part of the discussion in 1994 as it is now, if the first issue of Mainebiz is an indication.

 
<b>Ryan Bates</b>, owner of <b>Global Beverage Warehouse</b>, added a building to house a specialty food store, <b>Acadia Provisions</b>.

Steady development bolsters Ellsworth's emergence as hub

Laurie Schreiber |

Ellsworth approved $30.5 million in construction in 2018, a total of 346,265 square feet in commercial and multi-family residential projects. That's...

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Could 2019 see more bank mergers? Some forecasters say 'yes'

Maine's banking community has been relatively stable in recent years, without a lot of major upheaval from bank mergers.

<b>Hardypond Construction</b> is redeveloping the former <b>Foundation for Blood Research</b> in Scarborough. The original buildings and land were purchased by <b>Contour Properties LLC</b>.

Contractors racking up the miles between various projects already underway

A number of contractors are logging miles between projects now underway.

Three New Year's resolutions that will boost your business growth in 2019

BY Dean Michaud, president of Michaud Accounting Solutions

Taking a look at what you can do in your personal and professional life is a great way to start the year with focus. Here are three resolutions that...

 
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Maine's largest private employers

Ranked by average monthly employment range, 2018 Q2

RankEmployerEmployment range
1MaineHealth, Portland15,001 to 15,500
2Hannaford Bros. Co., Scarborough8,001 to 8,500

Source: Maine Department of Labor



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