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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...

Two challenges face new owner of Fork Food Lab: Grow membership, erase debt

Renee Cordes |

The new owner of Portland's Fork Food Lab on Tuesday laid out plans to boost membership in the shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator whose alumni successes include Sky's Café that...

Ouellette succeeds Susan Corbett as Axiom Technologies’ CEO

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Axiom Technologies CEO Susan Corbett announced Monday she is stepping down and turning over the CEO duties to Axiom President Mark Ouellette, who joined the company in 2015 with a goal of expanding...

Biddeford+Saco Chamber names new executive director

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The Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry announced Monday that Jim LaBelle, who has 30 years of marketing and financial management experience, will take over the post of executive director on...

Next 2018: The Davis siblings define entrepreneurship with eclectic mix of businesses

Peter Van Allen |

Ben and Emily Davis, brother and sister business owners, have started businesses that take them from land to water, from highly specialized concierge services to...

Next 2018: Maddie Purcell creates social experiences through cooking at Fyood Kitchen

Laurie Schreiber |

Maddie Purcell started the cooking competition and social connection business Fyood Kitchen in Portland in 2016. Her business was popular from its start in 2016 and is expected to triple in size in...

Next 2018: Pete Roberts creates new jobs while restoring the 'Made in Maine' label in Farmington

Maureen Milliken |

Since creating the company in 2011, Pete Roberts' Origin USA has grown to 35 employees and is manufacturing and selling martial arts gear and related goods to customers around the world.

Next 2018: Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy move music therapy into the digital age

Renee Cordes |

Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy launched MedRhythms out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Now based in Portland, they continue to work toward getting FDA approval for prescription...

Here's how to achieve success in hiring a consultant

Bernard J. Mohr of Innovation Partners International |

Consultants are expensive. These tips provide a solid foundation on getting a good return on your investment.

2019 Top Gun applications due by Nov. 9

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for its 2019 Top Gun competition for Maine's most promising early stage, high-growth potential companies between now and Nov. 9.