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Maine SBA announces 2019 'Small Business of the Year' awards

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Maine businesses from Allagash to Eliot will be honored May 15 when the U.S. Small Business Administration hands out awards to businesses and individuals.

Labor, small businesses differ on minimum wage bills

The Maine AFL-CIO urged lawmakers Monday to reject several bills that would lower the minimum wage, particularly ones that would create a separate, lower, wage for teenagers,but a group representing...

Ellsworth nonprofit founder receives local chamber's highest award

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Jacqueline Wycoff founded Community Closet Thrift Store, which often helps those in need, and has been named the Ellsworth Area Camber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Lubec works to get chamber back on track after two-year hiatus

Laurie Schreiber |

The all-volunteer organization fell by the wayside, but, with renewed interest, longtime member decided to give it "one last shot," and it worked.

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs to expand Cultivator program in 2019

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs is taking applications for its 12-month Cultivator program to help food, beverage and agricultural businesses keen to scale up, as it prepares to...

Adding value for your customers and community

Arthur Fink of Arthur Fink Consulting |

Q: How do we add value for our customers (or clients, or communities)?

Chamber CEO: Better broadband could have 'enormous' effect on economy

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Maine State Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dana Connors told a U.S. Congressional committee that improved broadband could grow rural small business sales by more than $550 million and add more...

Scratchpad Accelerator gets $150K boost from Bangor Savings

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Bangor Savings Bank will invest $150,000 over three years in the Bangor-based Scratchpad Accelerator run by University of Maine Business School professor Jason Harkins and serial entrepreneur Lisa...

Portland cannabis software company prepares for national expansion

Laurie Schreiber |

A year-old Portland software company that focuses on the cannabis and hemp industry is getting ready to launch a second round of financing in order to expand nationally in a rapidly increasing market.

'Greenlight Maine' adds to brand with Collegiate Challenge

Renee Cordes |

The television series in which entrepreneurs compete for a cash prize to help take their startups to the next level, is launching a college version, which debuts Saturday.