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Midcoast Maine emerges as hub for launching land-based salmon-farm sector

Laurie Schreiber |

Two of the world's largest land-based Atlantic salmon farms are slated for construction in Maine's midcoast region: Both are moving through the permitting process for phased buildout, and at full...

ICYMI: Maine CEOs share tips for business success at Mainebiz forum

Renee Cordes |

Six Maine CEOs shared tips and insights for succeeding in business at a Mainebiz event in South Portland Thursday morning attended by close to 200 people.

Microsoft's rural access program enters next phase in Maine

Maureen Milliken |

A Microsoft program to improve rural access to broadband, including better access to telemedicine, is starting its next phase in Maine.The Microsoft...

ND Paper announces two-year investment and new jobs for Rumford mill

James McCarthy |

ND Paper LLC, which completed in June its $175 million acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corp.'s mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisc., announced Monday it plans to invest $300 million in the two pulp and...

Kennebec Valley expo to feature more than 100 companies

Maureen Milliken |

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Wednesday will feature more than 100 businesses, with a focus on hiring, and is expected to draw a “diverse crowd” to the Augusta...

Portland Buy Local names winners of 2018 Indie Biz Awards

Staff |

The Portland Public Library was named Portland Ambassador in the 11th annual Indie Biz Awards last week, beating out fellow finalists Adam Burk/The Treehouse Institute, Creative Portland, the Greater...

Two challenges face new owner of Fork Food Lab: Grow membership, erase debt

Renee Cordes |

The new owner of Portland's Fork Food Lab on Tuesday laid out plans to boost membership in the shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator whose alumni successes include Sky's Café that...

Grant will help Houlton start animal-food facility to serve JAX, others

The town of Houlton has received a $275,000 grant to help fund construction of a 12,000-square-foot animal food facility at Houlton Industrial Park. The proposed facility is expected to serve...

Rumford could get $400K under proposed land sale to Poland Spring

Voters in Rumford next week could ratify a measure that would give Poland Spring Water Co. time to consider siting a bottling plant on 150 acres of town land and allow the company to pay $400,000 for...

Ouellette succeeds Susan Corbett as Axiom Technologies’ CEO

Staff |

Axiom Technologies CEO Susan Corbett announced Monday she is stepping down and turning over the CEO duties to Axiom President Mark Ouellette, who joined the company in 2015 with a goal of expanding...