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Maine Media Collective severs ties with owner, cancels festival

James McCarthy |

Hours after canceling this year's Kennebunkport Festival in the wake of eight-year-old allegations of sexual harassment against its owner that became public last week, Maine magazine severed ties to...

New video campaign highlights tourism job opportunities

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Tourism Association has launched the second series of videos in its “I Am Maine Tourism” campaign, which began last year to highlight jobs in the industry and raise awareness of...

Knack Factory triples its space with move

Staff |

Knack Factory, a commercial video and photo production firm, has opened a content production studio and creative co-working suites at 72 Auburn St., opposite the North Gate Shopping Center in...

Reade Brower to acquire 50% ownership of The Portland Phoenix

Reade Brower, whose company RFB Enterprises just purchased two Maine dailies and a chain of weeklies in southern Maine, is set to acquire half of alt-weekly newspaper The Portland Phoenix.

Breweries unveil plan to promote unified Maine brand

Plans are in the works to distribute 50 customized tap handle risers saying “Brewed with Maine Grown Grains,” to breweries around the state.

Diversified Communications foray into solar latest step in its evolution

Maureen Milliken |

When the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week it was lending $1.5 million to Diversified Communications to help fund the solar array the company owns at Brunswick Landing,...

Reade Brower to own all Maine dailies except BDN

In a deal that's expected to close on April 1, Reade Brower will become owner of all but one of Maine's seven daily newspapers. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Geiger in Lewiston merges with British firm


Lewiston-based Geiger plans a merger with a British distributor, the two companies announced Monday.

Maine Food Insider: Cousins Maine Lobster telling how they did it

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine natives who leveraged their idea for a lobster-based food truck into a “Shark Tank” financing win and, at least count, a 21-truck, eight-restaurant franchise business in 13...

iBec Creative pivots to a 'membership' business model

Renee Cordes |

At iBec's colorful office on Portland's eastern waterfront, McKinnell spoke with Mainebiz about her firm's evolving business model.Becky...