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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.

Maine’s minimum wage to go up to $11 an hour on Jan. 1

Staff |

Maine’s minimum wage will go up from $10 an hour to $11 a hour on Jan. 1, as yearly increases approved by voters in 2016 continue.

Black Box Portland container site gets new pop-up tenant

Staff |

Star Cousins, a textile products business, joins other retail startups for the rest of the month in the Washington Avenue, Portland, building made of repurposed shipping containers.

CMP standard-offer customers electric bills will rise in 2019

Staff |

Monthly electric bills for Central Maine Power standard-offer customers, both residential and small-business, will increase an average of 6.7% in 2019 after the Maine Public Utilities Commission set...

New collaborative workspace opens in Freeport's retail mecca

Laurie Schreiber |

A new co-working space has opened in downtown Freeport. Located at 5 Depot St. and called FreeportWerkes, its founder, Tom Siegel, said the co-working center is much needed in a town otherwise...

Credit union league's CEO named to Maine State Chamber's board of directors

Staff |

Todd Mason, president and CEO of the Maine Credit Union League, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

Focusing on the three P's is the best way to improve customer outcomes and profit

Steve Musica, Lean East |

Q: Where should I spend my time and money to improve customer outcomes and profit?

Hiring pressures push companies to unprecedented lengths to find workers

William Hall |

With unemployment remaining below 4%, Maine employers are facing an ever greater scarcity of job-seekers. Around the state, employers are stepping up their hiring efforts, offering signing bonuses, a...

Old Port retail space a rare find for the buyer

Laurie Schreiber |

The sale of a 924-square-foot retail condominium unit at 3 Gold St. was a rare opportunity to get space in the Old Port section of Portland for the buyer, who says he was looking for a new project to...