French-English preschool buys South Portland Montessori site


La Petite Ecole has moved from Portland to Ocean Avenue, and it's Spring Street Portland townhouse is for sale.

Economic Development

Downtown site that housed Skowhegan hotel for sale

Maureen Milliken |

The Skowhegan Economic Development Corp. bought the Kennebec River Inn in March, tore it down in July, and is marketing the lot for development.

Architecture & Design

Landry/French caps off Colby Alfond Commons dorm project

Maureen Milliken |

The 100,000-square-foot downtown mixed-use building was finished two weeks ahead of schedule, and students and faculty area already moving in.

Real Estate & Construction

Saco Island developer buys part of multi-use building from city

Maureen Milliken |

Bernard Saulnier, the developer behind a proposed Saco Island multi-use project, has resolved a several-years' conflict over a portion of a former mill building on the island by buying it from the...

Marketing & Media

Drifters Wife: From small wine shop to Bon Appetit's 2018 'Hot 10' List

Staff |

Orenda and Peter Hale have made it to Bon Appétit's “Hot 10” list as one of the best new restaurants in the United States. Their Drifters Wife restaurant, located at 59 Washington Ave. in...

Marketing & Media

Beacon the Puffin unveiled as Maine Mariners' official mascot

Staff |

Beacon the Puffin, a herring-loving avian whose favorite song is “Free as a Bird” by the Beatles and hails from Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine, has been named the official...

Economic Development

CEI gets 4-star Aeris rating for its fund management, community impact

Staff |

Aeris, the independent rating and information service for community investment funds, has given strong ratings to Coastal Enterprises Inc. for its fund management and the social impact of its...

Professional services

Westbrook accounting startup makes third acquisition, signals more to come

Staff |

The Swanson Group, a Westbrook-based tax, accounting and consulting group launched by Tabitha Swanson in 2012 at age 34, has made its third acquisition and signalled there are more on the way.

Government & Politics

Commission recommends that Portland buy Oat Nuts Park lots

Portland’s Land Bank Commission is recommending that the city buy nine lots in and around Oat Nuts Park near the Falmouth town line for $6,400.

Government & Politics

Winter Harbor receives $1.3M in federal funding for its wastewater facility

Staff |

The Hancock County town of Winter Harbor will receive $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to upgrade its wastewater treatment system. The funds...

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How to: Maximize your greatest asset — your employees

Deb White-Rideout |

Most executives and HR managers would say their employees are their greatest asset. Here are some tips on how communicate that in meaningful ways.

How to: Make the most of networking in Maine

Nancy Marshall |

Maine is a surprisingly small community; there's a good chance you're only a degree or two separated from most of your business contacts. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of networking in...

How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Women to Watch: 10 years of honoring female business leaders

Peter Van Allen |

This year Mainebiz takes note of 10 years of honoring the Women to Watch.

Give Forbes the facts

To the editor:I've read your editorial agonizing over the annual Forbes magazine ranking. Here's a thought. Why stop there? Hopefully, your readers...

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Maine's highest-paid public company executives

Ranked by total annual compensation, 2017

RankExecutiveTotal annual compensation
1Melissa Smith, president & CEO, WEX Inc.$10,847,606
2Jonathan Ayers, president & CEO, IDEXX Laboratories Inc.$6,665,351

Source: SEC filings

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