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Loyal Biscuit named 2017 ‘Retailer of the Year’


The board of directors of the Retail Association of Maine has named Loyal Biscuit Co., headquartered in Rockland, as the nonprofit trade group's 2017 Retailer of the Year.

Former Maine foreign trade chief launches consultancy

Renee Cordes |

Four months after leaving her post as president of Maine International Trade Center, Janine Bisaillon-Cary is offering her consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Maine businesses with global...

More than 150 small business owners endorse Medicaid expansion


The Maine Small Business Coalition reported that more than 150 Maine small business owners support a “Yes” vote on Question 2, the Medicaid expansion referendum question that will be on...

Next 2017: Ben Waxman and his wife, Whitney Reynolds, create apparel ... and opportunities for new Mainers

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds, a husband-and-wife team, started a company to produce fleece apparel and blankets that would use materials sourced in the United States and...

Every day is bring-your-pet-to-work-day at Planet Dog

Renee Cordes |

Colleen McCracken, Planet Dog's CEO and partner, runs the company and the foundation. She started in 2013 after serving as CEO of Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Auburn and...

Reality DIY show finds success with Maine products

The Maine-grown reality show “Maine Cabin Masters” is finding exposure across the nation.

Portland rally calls for mandatory paid sick leave

A Labor Day rally in Portland kicked off a campaign calling on all employers in the city to provide earned paid sick leave for employees.

Entrepreneurs going 'as fast as we can'

Peter Van Allen |

Startups are the lifeblood of a growing economy, and Maine has more than its share of entrepreneurs.

Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center helps 'new Americans' start their businesses

Renee Cordes |

Alain Nahimana, a Burundi native who studied economics and speaks six languages, knows what it's like to arrive in this country and start over without a support network.

Bangor-area businesses reach out to help Texas flood victims


Bangor area businesses are teaming up to collect funds to help victims of widespread flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.