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Gorham village is redeveloping, but 'there's room for more'

Maureen Milliken |

The 70,000 mixed-use Station Square development by Great Falls Construction is the latest project in busy Gorham village, but the Gorham Downlown Alliance says there's more work to do.

David Shaw creates new prize for this year's Top Gun entrepreneur competition

Staff |

David E. Shaw, managing partner of Black Point Group and co-founder of the publicly traded Maine companies Covetrus and IDEXX, will add an additional $25,000 prize to a winning entrepreneur in this...

Nominations open for 20th annual Maine Family Business Awards

Staff |

The Institute for Family-Owned Businesses is seeking nominations of the best family-owned Maine businesses for recognition during the 20th annual Maine Family Business Awards.

How to: Prepare for a business loan

Kim Donnelly |

If you own a business, you know what it's like to see — and want to seize — an opportunity. And often, such opportunities require an infusion of capital.

Manufacturing's workforce is growing again, but is a long way from pre-recession numbers

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's manufacturing workforce, which declined sharply during the recession, has started a gradual rebound.

How to: Build a culture of cyber-defenders

Andrew Rinaldi |

In today's world, cybersecurity is a hot-button issue that effects organizations large and small. A cyberattack can be extremely damaging, and companies have to deal with bad PR and...

Legislature revisits bill that would require employers to provide sick leave

James McCarthy |

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Senate District 29, would require employers with more than five employees to implement a paid sick leave policy, in which employees would earn at...

Maine SBDC: 810 jobs saved and created in 2018

Staff |

Maine Small Business Development Centers, a statewide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, released today its 2018 annual report that highlights the impact its certified...

New Aroostook chamber director's mantra: 'Rural doesn't mean isolated'

Laurie Schreiber |

LaNiece Sirois, the new executive director for the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce in Presque Isle, is looking to forge connections between chamber members as part of a strategy to promote...

Rockland bookstore a finalist for Publishers Weekly honor

Maureen Milliken |

Publishers Weekly has named hello hello books in Rockland one of five finalists for 2019 Bookstore of the Year. The weekly trade magazine, which has been in publication since 1872, as well as its...