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Gorman's family's $4M gift to create 'welcoming space' in MMC's expansion

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Maine Medical Center announced today it is receiving a $4 million gift from Lisa Gorman and the children of the late L.L.Bean chairman emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman,...

Immigrant Welcome Center launches ‘Greenhouse Program’ for entrepreneurs

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The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center is offering to help aspiring entrepreneurs — five to start with in the new year — get new businesses off the ground.

Planet Dog is sold to Denver-based distributor of pet products

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The wholesale operations of Planet Dog, a Westbrook-based dog-products company with a retail site in Portland, have been acquired by Outward Hound, a portfolio company of a private equity firm.

Buyer seeking hassle-free property finds it on Portland's Industrial Way

Laurie Schreiber |

A buyer who was looking for a property that wouldn't be too management-intensive found it when he purchased 14 Industrial Way in Portland.

Small but mighty: Startup law firms are making their mark in Maine

Renee Cordes |

In Maine, the lure of launching a solo or small practice is popular, sparking a fresh crop of startups across the state. In fact, more than half of registered lawyers, 56%, work at firms with fewer...

Maker of nautical-chart jewelry mulls bigger footprint in weddings, corporate gifts

Renee Cordes |

Charlotte Guptill is a self-taught jewelry designer — and former mortgage loan officer — who founded CHART Metalworks in 2008. Her Portland startup, acquired by Sea Bags in 2015, makes...

Jetport flights delayed after traffic accident knocks out power

A power outage caused by a pickup truck hitting a utility pole on Portland’s outer Congress Street Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to Portland International Jetport for several hours,...

Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers

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Portland's first retail space constructed from repurposed shipping containers opened last week at 93 Washington St., with five startup tenants each in 320 square feet of space.

Apparel design company Wallace James moving to new Portland space

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Clothing and accessory design and development company Wallace James Clothing Co. is moving Portland locations, from East Bayside to 112 High St., in order to better meet client needs and navigate...

German shipping company fined for polluting Portland Harbor

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A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH, has been ordered to pay a $3.2 million fine after pleading guilty Friday to federal charges that it deliberately...