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Small company runner-up: Maine Foodie Tours

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:Maine Foodie Tours offers educational, entertaining and tasty tours...

MECA gets $300,000 grant for craft, other programs

A $300,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will boost the Maine College of Art's craft programs.

Lauders' $5 million gift launches PMA endowment campaign

A $5 million gift from benefactors Judy and Leonard Lauder marks the official launch of the Portland Museum of Art's initiative to boost its endowment by $15 million.

Portland Buy Local hires first executive director

Portland Buy Local, which was started a decade ago to represent independent businesses, has selected Jenn Thompson as its first executive director.

FAME financing boosts Thompson's Point project

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The Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $500,000 direct loan to Forefront Brick South LLC to help finance property improvements and working capital related to the redevelopment of a vacant...

New Portland shop will put artisans center stage

An unlikely duo of an international financier and a photographer are teaming up to open a new Portland brick-and-mortar gallery shop on Washington Avenue that will feature original art, handmade...