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Updated: December 27, 2023

Year in review: Mainebiz print edition covers in 2023

Print covers Images / Mainebiz Mainebiz print covers are designed by Matt Selva, our award-winning art director.

From the "Cloudy Forecast" edition published in January to December's manufacturing focus, Mainebiz has spotlighted into a vast array of topics and sectors on its pages in 2023.

All covers are designed by Mainebiz Art Director Matt Selva, who racked up four more design awards this year. They include two from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and two from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Checks and balances cover
Mainebiz cover April 3; 2023
Jimmy Stewart is brought back to life, with help from A.I.

For an April 2023 cover story about the impact of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse in Maine, Selva ventured into new territory, using artificial intelligence to evoke a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life,' the 1946 movie starring Jimmy Stewart as banker George Bailey.

The A.I.-aided illustration, a first for Mainebiz, is highlighted in Mike Reilley’s new book, “The Journalist’s Toolbox: A Guide to Digital Reporting and AI,” published by Routledge. 

While all Mainebiz editorial content is available digitally to subscribers, print editions remain popular.

In case you missed any this year or would like to refresh your memory, scroll down for a recap of headlines and focus topics, along with images of a few front pages featuring photos by three photographers.


2023: Cloudy forecast

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Mainebiz cover Jan. 23, 2023
Cover photo / Tim Greenway

Stirring the pot (Focus on Southern Maine) 


Lewiston levels up (Focus on Commercial Development)

Retiring to Vacationland  (Focus on Wealth Management/Retirement)


New act for forest products  (Focus on Emerging Industries) 

Business Leaders of the Year (Special Awards Issue)


Checks and balances (Focus on Banking/Finance/Insurance)

A home of her own  (Focus on Real Estate/Construction/Engineering)


Selling Maine as a convention destination  (Focus on Hospitality/Tourism)

Small businesses are doing big things (Focus on Small Business)


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For her cover story about women in agriculture, Mainebiz Senior Writer Renee Cordes received an award for racial, ethnic or gender issue coverage.

Forces of nature (Focus on Locally Grown)

Maine's 'Wild West' (Focus on Lewiston/Auburn/Western Maine)) 

Building the 'candidate pipeline' (Focus on Higher Education and Professional Development)


Dirigo Labs spurs innovation (Focus on Augusta/Waterville/Central Maine)

Inner space  (Focus on Real Estate/Construction/Engineering)


Women to Watch (Special Awards Issue)

Loring’s flight plan  (Focus on Northern Maine) 

Mainebiz cover Sept. 4, 2023
Cover photo / Fred Field


Biochar is on fire (Focus on Startups/Entrepreneurship)

‘Unleashing’ growth  (Focus on Health Care/Wellness)


Next Up: 40 Under 40 (Special Awards Issue)

Year-round expansion for a Downeast company  (Focus on Midcoast/Downeast Maine) 

Navigating the family business (Focus on Family Owned Businesses)

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Mainebiz cover Nov. 27, 2023
Cover Photo / Jim Neuger


Feuding over family leave  (Focus on Law)

Keeping fraud in check (Focus on Banking/Finance/Insurance)


Safe passage  (Focus on Manufacturing)

Book of Lists 

Keep an eye out for our next print edition, to be published on Jan. 8, featuring 2024 business and economic forecasts from around the state to kick off another year of Maine business news coverage.


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