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Nonprofits pump $12B a year into Maine’s economy, report says

Nonprofit organizations in Maine contribute around $12 billion a year to the state’s economy and employ more than 98,000 people, says a report by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

Housing advocates hail release of $15M senior housing bond

Renee Cordes |

Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday signed an order to start the release of $15 million in affordable housing bonds for seniors as approved by voters in 2015 but held up by her predecessor, Gov. Paul R.

Workforce issues take center stage at Mainebiz 'Five on the Future' panel

Maureen Milliken |

Finding, recruiting and retaining workers continues to top the list of concerns across Maine industries, panelists agreed at Tuesday’s Mainebiz “Five on the Future” program in...

Children's Museum & Theatre's executive director will step down, search for successor begins

Staff |

A nationwide search is underway for a successor to Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Executive Director Suzanne Olson, whose retirement was announced today by the museum's board of directors.

Belfast community arts center begins search for new executive director

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Waterfall Arts, a community arts center in Belfast, is looking for a new executive director.

Logging contractors raise $122K for children’s hospitals

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The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine raised $122,500 in 2018 for “Log A Load for Maine Kids” to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Maine.

Maine music therapists launch website to promote the niche profession

Renee Cordes |

Music therapists in Maine have launched a website to promote the profession and act as a one-stop-shop resource and information hub for the public.

New year brings new resolutions for business leaders

Renee Cordes |

With the new year upon us, Mainebiz asked business and nonprofit leaders about their business resolutions for 2019, including hiring and growth plans. Here in no particular order is our...

Maine Office of Tourism awards $46K to tourism-marketing projects across the state

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Maine Office of Tourism has awarded more than $46,000 in the latest cycle of Tourism Enterprise Grants, which are designed to fund smaller or focused tourism-marketing projects of nonprofit...

Maine Community Foundation awards $3M in scholarships in 2018

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The Maine Community Foundation reported it awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships in 2018 to more than 1,000 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country and around the world.