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Agriculture

Maine Food Insider: Rosemont Market plans sixth store and consolidated operations

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

Rosemont Market will open a sixth store and the Portland-based grocer plans to double its local food processing and sales and consolidate most processing and production operations under one...

 
Government & Politics

Defense dollars earmarked for Kittery to Presque Isle (and in between)

STAFF |

The U.S. Senate passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act with funding for projects involving key Maine companies.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Sunday River plans $4.7M upgrade, including new chairlift

STAFF |

Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry is planning to spend $4.7 million on improvements at the eight-peak 135-trail ski resort this season.

 
Banking & Finance

Default looms for owner of Bangor Mall

The primary owner of the Bangor Mall, Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, is at risk of defaulting on an $80 million loan that dates to 2007.

 
Economic Development 1

With funding in place, FocusMaine hires its first full-time leader

STAFF |

FocusMaine, an economic development effort launched by business leaders two years ago, has has hired its first president.

 
Trade

Maine International Trade Center lands $195K grant for trade promotion

STAFF |

The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded a $195,000 grant award to Maine International Trade Center to support export growth among Maine small businesses. The funding was awarded through SBA's...

 

Foundation funds 12 children's health projects in Maine

STAFF |

The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to 12 organizations through its Children's Health Small Grants Program.

 

Maine Office of Tourism wins award for Instagram campaign

STAFF |

The Maine Office of Tourism received a tourism marketing award for its 2016 Instagram 'Influencer' campaign from the U.S. Travel Association.

 
Government & Politics 1

NRCM warns: Lawsuit likely if commercial logging permitted in national monument

STAFF |

Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, served notice to the Trump administration that allowing “commercial logging” in the Katahdin Woods and Waters...

 
Agriculture

Backyard Farms tomatoes due back in stores in October

Backyard Farms tomatoes will be back in stores from Maine to New Jersey in October, after the Madison grower shut down for a month to accommodate upgrades by new owner Mastronardi Produce.

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Make social media part of your networking strategy

Nancy Marshall |

Some believe social media is ruining our personal relationships. I believe the opposite. Thanks to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms, we are able to...

How to: Deal with grief in the workplace

Carol Schoneberg |

Grief in the workplace is unavoidable. Whether it's the approaching or sudden death of an employee, or the death of an employee's loved one, the impact will be felt throughout the...

Secure a non-bank SBA 7(a) loan

Rob Wilson |

What should I do before hiring my first employee?

Priscilla Hansen-Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching |
Opinion

Maine health care's daunting challenge

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's rural areas face a number of challenges, ranging from a shrinking (and aging) workforce to a lack of reliable internet.

 
Lists

Maine's highest-paid health care professionals

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2015

RankExecutiveTotal annual compensation
1Robert Ecker, Maine Medical Center, surgeon$1,330,597
2Michael A. Johnson, Eastern Maine Medical Center, surgeon$1,274,067

Source: Guidestar, a 501(c)3 that collects and presents 990 forms for IRS-registered nonprofits


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