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Bursting at seams, Lewiston sign-maker finds the 'perfect tall building' to meet his needs

Laurie Schreiber |

After unsuccessfully searching for larger space for his growing custom sign-making operation, Neokraft Signs owner and President Phil Bolduc had resigned himself to adding on to his existing space in...

Two grants boost support for business ownership transitions in rural Maine

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The Cooperative Development Institute has received two grants totaling more than $400,000 in public and private funds to support business ownership transitions in rural Maine.

Ten smallbiz CEOs graduate from SBA's Emerging Leaders program

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CEOs of 10 Maine small businesses graduated Tuesday as members of the U.S. Small Business Administration's first Emerging Leaders class in Maine.

Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

Owner says Mechanic Falls mill was uninsured at time of blaze

Charles Starbird, owner of the former Marcal Paper Mill that was destroyed by fire on Sunday, told the Lewiston Sun Journal he did not have insurance on the buildings.

Brackett's Market, Wilbur's of Maine win awards from Maine Grocers & Food Producers Assoc.

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The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association on Thursday unveiled its 2018 award winners, starting with Brackett's Market of Bath as Grocer of the Year.

ICYMI: Maine CEOs share tips for business success at Mainebiz forum

Renee Cordes |

Six Maine CEOs shared tips and insights for succeeding in business at a Mainebiz event in South Portland Thursday morning attended by close to 200 people.

Kennebec Valley expo to feature more than 100 companies

Maureen Milliken |

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Wednesday will feature more than 100 businesses, with a focus on hiring, and is expected to draw a “diverse crowd” to the Augusta...

Portland Buy Local names winners of 2018 Indie Biz Awards

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The Portland Public Library was named Portland Ambassador in the 11th annual Indie Biz Awards last week, beating out fellow finalists Adam Burk/The Treehouse Institute, Creative Portland, the Greater...

Fourth annual Maine Cannabis Convention hits Portland this weekend

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New England Cannabis Network is returning to Portland to host the Fourth Annual Maine Cannabis Convention this weekend, which will feature over 175 industry exhibitors and 50-plus local and national...