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Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

Owner says Mechanic Falls mill was uninsured at time of blaze

Charles Starbird, owner of the former Marcal Paper Mill that was destroyed by fire on Sunday, told the Lewiston Sun Journal he did not have insurance on the buildings.

Brackett's Market, Wilbur's of Maine win awards from Maine Grocers & Food Producers Assoc.

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The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association on Thursday unveiled its 2018 award winners, starting with Brackett's Market of Bath as Grocer of the Year.

ICYMI: Maine CEOs share tips for business success at Mainebiz forum

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Six Maine CEOs shared tips and insights for succeeding in business at a Mainebiz event in South Portland Thursday morning attended by close to 200 people.

Kennebec Valley expo to feature more than 100 companies

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The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Wednesday will feature more than 100 businesses, with a focus on hiring, and is expected to draw a “diverse crowd” to the Augusta...

Portland Buy Local names winners of 2018 Indie Biz Awards

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The Portland Public Library was named Portland Ambassador in the 11th annual Indie Biz Awards last week, beating out fellow finalists Adam Burk/The Treehouse Institute, Creative Portland, the Greater...

Fourth annual Maine Cannabis Convention hits Portland this weekend

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New England Cannabis Network is returning to Portland to host the Fourth Annual Maine Cannabis Convention this weekend, which will feature over 175 industry exhibitors and 50-plus local and national...

Two challenges face new owner of Fork Food Lab: Grow membership, erase debt

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The new owner of Portland's Fork Food Lab on Tuesday laid out plans to boost membership in the shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator whose alumni successes include Sky's Café that...

Ouellette succeeds Susan Corbett as Axiom Technologies’ CEO

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Axiom Technologies CEO Susan Corbett announced Monday she is stepping down and turning over the CEO duties to Axiom President Mark Ouellette, who joined the company in 2015 with a goal of expanding...

Biddeford+Saco Chamber names new executive director

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The Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry announced Monday that Jim LaBelle, who has 30 years of marketing and financial management experience, will take over the post of executive director on...