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'Self-awareness' is key to starting or growing a business in Maine

Maureen Milliken |

The message in Maine is the same for those starting a business as it is for communities that want to attract business and entrepreneurs — it's all about self-awareness. One of the top barriers...

Former Baxter Brewing Co. employees opening Auburn brewery

Staff |

Two former employees of Lewiston's Baxter Brewing Co. are opening a new brewery in Auburn that will include a community-based beer buying program and partner with local food and coffee retailers.

New restaurant signs lease at Auburn-Lewiston airport

Maureen Milliken |

Mike's Runway Diner was opened earlier this month by a former employee of Backwoods BBQ & Grill, which it replaces.

Harbor Freight Tools has doubled its Maine presence in last year

Maureen Milliken |

The California discount tool retailer with more than 900 stores now has six in Maine, including recent openings in Waterville, Presque Isle and Rockland.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine completes $4M expansion project in Sidney

Staff |

Summit Natural Gas of Maine activated natural gas service to Pike Industries in Sidney over the weekend, marking the completion of the company’s summer expansion project to the town.

Lisbon expands its small-business base with strategic business loans

Lisbon, a town of more than 9,000 in eastern Androscoggin County, has given out nearly $400,000 in economic development loans in the past five years to grow its small-business base.

Genetics firm, Waterville Creates! move into Hathaway Center

Maureen Milliken |

GenoTyping, of Ellsworth, and the city's arts and culture organization are the two latest tenants in the former shirt factory, which has welcomed several new businesses since it was sold a year and a...

Downtown Augusta redevelopment may be first U.S. Opportunity Zone project

Maureen Milliken |

A downtown Augusta building renovation may be the first project in the nation funded under the Opportunity Zone program, which offers tax breaks for investors who roll capital gains into projects in...

It's a sellers' market for Maine lodging properties this summer

Laurie Schreiber |

The recent sales of the Augusta Inn in Augusta and Country Inn in Rockport signal strong interest in Maine's lodging market from both out-of-state and Maine-based buyers.

Downtown Augusta project said to be one of first under Opportunity Zone program

Maureen Milliken |

A project to develop a downtown Augusta building is one of the first under the new federal Opportunity Zone program, the new owners say. The 31,500-square-foot building at 333-339 Water St. was...