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Gorham Savings celebrating 150 years with 150 days of giving

Staff |

Gorham Savings Bank, in celebration of its 150th anniversary, plans to grant up to $150,000 of wishes over the next 150 days as part of a community giving program called “Wish Tree.”

Startup Maine conference experiments with new brand and format

Renee Cordes |

Startup Maine is a startup in its own right, trying out a new brand, new format and an all-in ticket price of $48 for a three-day conference taking place in Portland from June 21-23.

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.

Mainebiz New Ventures/Startup Forum postponed to Aug. 21

Staff |

Mainebiz New Ventures/Startup Forum has been postponed to Tuesday, Aug. 21. It was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 14.

Cultivator program prepares startup companies for second-level growth

Laurie Schreiber |

Ryan Wilson was working for a farm and doing deliveries to restaurants, when he started asking chefs what they wanted that they couldn't get.

Retailers in Kennebec Valley 'making lemonade' out of disruptive road projects

Maureen Milliken |

Belgrade Lakes business owners Diane Oliver and Liz Fontaine were against a major upgrade to the village's Main Street when it was proposed several years ago.

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...

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs readies 'cultivator' businesses for growth

Peter Van Allen |

Our cover story is devoted to eight food producers that are being mentored by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.

How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

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...