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Inc. 5000 includes 12 fast-growing Maine companies

James McCarthy |

Tilson Technology Management and Landry/French Construction Co. are joined by 10 other Maine companies in Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies across the country.

A bootstrap tale: From backyard roots, contractor buys industrial site in Biddeford

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of an 11,700-square-foot industrial building on 51 acres is the much-needed next step for a Biddeford contractor who has grown considerably since his first taste of entrepreneurship 17...

Women to Watch: Nancy Strojny, SCORE — Portland chapter

Maureen Milliken |

Nancy Strojny navigated the waters of mega corporation Procter & Gamble for 30 years in an era when few women dared. Then she changed careers to work in distribution and merchandizing...

Women to Watch 2017

Mainebiz is proud to present the 2017 Women to Watch. This year we had so many great nominees, we named five honorees instead of the traditional four. They come from a range of industries...

Belfast receives grant to evaluate and plan for broadband internet


ConnectME Authority has selected the city of Belfast to receive a $15,000 Community Broadband Planning Grant for the purpose of creating a community technology plan.

Small-business incubator established in Waldoboro

A small-business development space called BugTussle Brooder has been established at the former Fieldcrest Manor Nursing Home in Waldoboro.

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

St. Louis health care IT firm plans Portland office

Lori Valigra |

Janus Choice, a St. Louis-based health care information technology company that helps match patients with post-hospitalization, skilled-care facilities, plans to open an office at Portland's...

Gelato Fiasco featured in O, The Oprah Magazine


Gelato Fiasco will be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's August issue as part of “The O List,” a monthly feature of editors' recommendations.

Hope General Store, opened in 1832, is on the block

The Hope General Store, built in 1832 at the central four-way intersection of the Knox County town of Hope, has been put up for sale by owners Heather and Michael Forcillo for $365,000.