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  • In Short
    In Short

    New hires, promotions, appointments and company news

    New hiresPenobscot Community Health Care in Bangor recently announced the addition of four new general practice dental residents: Shaival Patel, David Miller, Emily Horcha

  • Tech innovators connect at MTI conference

    Lori Valigra

    An arena in Lewiston buzzed recently, but instead of its usual hockey fans, several hundred entrepreneurs, investors and government officials from inside and outside the state swarmed the Androscoggin Bank Colisée to see the latest biotech, altern

  • New planning office quiet

    Darren Fishell

    How the state's new planning agency will meet a Dec. 1 deadline to recommend two consecutive years of $1 million savings to the governor and Legislature is unclear.

  • How To's
    How To's

    Cash is king for a reason. Here's how to monitor yours.

    Steve Lovejoy Business Counselor, Maine Small Business Development Center

    We often hear "cash is king" in business. Yet, too many businesses don't monitor their cash position as well as they should. Without cash your business is in trouble.

  • Auto shop owner flags down NASCAR for Camp Sunshine

    Matt Dodge

    In early September, Windham Automotive owner Ron Eby was named one of four finalists for the NASCAR Foundation's 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in recognition for his support and fundraising efforts for Camp Sunshine.

  • Publisher launches Web-based cruising service

    Sara Anne Donnelly

    John Hanson is known for his ideas. Some of them are pretty weird. Like creating the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials at the annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Boat Show in Rockland.

  • Other

    No cheers here for Three Ring Binder

    To the editor:The cacophony celebrating the completion of Three Ring Binder and its supposed impact on high-speed Internet in rural Maine rings pretty hollow to those of us who actually live and try to work in rural Maine.

  • How To's
    How To's

    How a lease agreement can make or break your business

    Justin Lamontagne Broker, Nai The Dunham Group

    I was recently listening to a podcast interview with a blogger who specializes in social media. She stressed the importance of sometimes writing for a mass audience as opposed your professional inner-circle.

Today's Poll

Has the growth of remote work in recent years hurt the ability of your business to innovate?
Poll Description

Since the start of the pandemic, employees have come to expect hybrid schedules that allow them to work remotely.

Many employers, however, have pushed for a return to traditional, pre-COVID offices and workspaces.

Tension about where workers do their work heated up on Friday when the CEO of Nike, John Donahoe, blamed remote work for the company's recent lack of product innovation.

"It’s really hard to do bold, disruptive innovation, to develop a boldly disruptive shoe, on Zoom,” he said in an interview with CNBC.

The sportswear and sneaker giant has come under fire in the past couple of years for falling behind on innovation and losing market share.