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USM receives $100M gift — largest in its history — from Osher family

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The University of Southern Maine announced Friday that it received a private map collection from Dr. Harold Osher with a monetary value of $100 million as well as a new endowment to provide ongoing...

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine puts its building on the market

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The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine has officially put its property at 142 Free St. in Portland on the market, with an asking price of $3.4 million.

Pop-up 'Play Kiosk' deployed in Congress Square Park

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Entrepreneurs Ben Davis and Emily Davis, sibling owners of the Portland Container Co. in South Portland, have deployed a “Play Kiosk” in Portland's Congress Square Park.

Great visibility on tap with new iBec location in Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of 177 High St. in Portland will put iBec Creative, a web design and development agency, in a location the company's leader says will provide greater visibility than it's had at 100 Fore...

SCORE recognizes success stories with annual awards

Maureen Milliken |

SCORE's Maine Success Award luncheon honored 10 businesses and their owners in a variety of categories from all over Maine. Winners accepted their awards accompanied by their SCORE mentors.

Maine's immigrant entrepreneurs making their mark as they launch, and grow, small businesses

Renee Cordes |

At Cafe Whoopies in South Portland, Rwanda Bean Co. co-founder Mike Mwenedata is all smiles, welcoming customers breakfasting on made-in-Maine whoopie pies and coffee brewed from African...

Couple launches Portland food tours with an educational twist

Renee Cordes |

Lunch while you learn? That’s the aim of an educational tasting tour offered by a Portland start-up on a mission to tell — and show — the story of Maine’s food.

Creative Portland hosts city's first arts and culture summit

Renee Cordes |

Creative Portland, the city’s official nonprofit arts agency, hosted more than 70 arts and cultural leaders last week for its first-ever arts and culture summit the organization aims to turn...

Advice for startups and new ventures on tap at Mainebiz ‘Executive Insights’ forum

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Mainebiz will host an innovative new take on its “Executive Insights” series next month. The forum will include workshops featuring Maine business leaders and a keynote from the highly...

Rebirth of Lewiston's downtown features retail, restaurants and residences

Laurie Schreiber |

Downtown Lewiston is a work in progress, but there's no denying a renaissance is under way as owners, users and investors buy and renovate buildings, many of which date to the 19th century, and...

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