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Finalists named for Gorham Savings' $50K LaunchPad competition


Gorham Savings Bank has selected five early-stage Maine businesses as finalists of its annual LaunchPad small business competition, with a $50,000 grand prize to be awarded to the winner.

Maine's family-owned businesses recognized at gala event

A diverse group of companies from across the state were honored at the Maine Family Business Awards gala at the Holiday Inn by the Bay Wednesday night.

Trump to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces

The online health insurance marketplace for small businesses created under the Affordable Care Act will be dismantled, the Trump administration announced Monday.

SBA's 2017 awards banquet coming up in Freeport

The U.S. Small Business Administration Maine District Office in conjunction with SCORE Maine will hold its annual award celebration for 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport on Monday from 4 p.m.

Portland Buy Local seeking new executive director


Portland Buy Local has launched a search for a new executive director.

House votes to allow small grocers to open on holidays

Maine’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow small grocery stores to open on holidays, skirting long-time blue laws.

Who are the 20 Maine Family Business Awards finalists?

The Institute for Family-Owned Businesses has selected 20 finalists for its 18th annual Maine Family Business Awards, which honor exemplary companies that demonstrate excellence in family...

Marijuana legalization and opioid crisis put employers on high alert

Maureen Milliken |

A combination of the opioid crisis and changes in Maine's marijuana laws are a major reason more Maine employers than ever are drug testing.

Eateries and retailers reinvigorate Deer Isle’s downtown

Recent changes in Deer Isle’s downtown are bringing it back to life.

From a Portland corner, making soundwaves in the world

Laurie Schreiber |

A 4,920-square-foot warehouse/office building at 82 Gilman St. in Portland is the new digs for Independent Audio Inc., a nationwide distributor of top-quality professional audio equipment.