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Four Maine companies — six winning products — at Good Food Awards

James McCarthy |

Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a brewery, distillery and resto-bar located in Portland's Old Port, won three awards in the ninth annual Good Food Awards competition, leading a strong showing by the four...

New farm-to-table eatery planned for Damariscotta

Staff |

Plans are in the works to open a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Damariscotta.

Proposed federal overtime rule goes to the White House for review

James McCarthy |

The U.S. Department of Labor has delivered a new overtime rule to the White House's Office of Budget and Management for review, according to HR Dive, which reported on Friday that the proposal would...

Fast-growing mental health services provider expects to add 150 jobs

Renee Cordes |

Three years after launching Black Bear Support Services LLC in Lewiston, Laura Catevenis has big plans for the fast-growing mental health services startup this year.

Cook's Corner location for fitness franchise 'gift from universe'

Maureen Milliken |

A franchise of Bangor-based Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is opening in Brunswick at the site of the former CareerCenter on Bath Road.

Minimum wage increase seen boosting pay for 143,000 Mainers this year

Staff |

The $1-an-hour increase in the state's minimum wage that took effect on Jan. 1 will boost pay for 143,000 Mainers in 2019, according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Prompto Oil founder ‘Charlie’ Kapothanasis dies

Staff |

Constantine (Charlie) Kapothanasis, of Westbrook, founder of Prompto Oil, died Dec. 31 after a brief illness.

'Game on!' for 2019: Maine business and nonprofit leaders share their New Year's resolutions

Renee Cordes |

With the New Year soon upon us, Mainebiz asked more than a dozen business and nonprofit leaders about their business resolutions for 2019, including hiring and growth plans. Here in no particular...

Maine's still-growing craft beer industry ranked 9th by bloggers

Maureen Milliken |

The ranking website Thrillist says Maine is 9th out of the 50 states for its local beer, a nod toward an industry in the state that shows no signs of slowing down.

Biddeford a finalist for $500,000 U.S. small business prize

Staff |

Biddeford among top 10 finalists for $500,000 prize in Season 4 of “The Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” which can be viewed on Hulu in fall 2019.

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