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Brenda Garrand, founder of Garrand & Co., is leaving the Portland-based marketing agency she started in 1989 in order to pursue other interests.
The Institute for Family-Owned Business has named 25 companies as finalists for the Maine Family Business Awards. The winners will be announced on June 5 in Portland.
Maine as a brand may be hard to define or measure, but it’s steadily gaining in value, thanks to consumer names making their mark beyond the state’s borders.
While craft beer was an “urban hipster thing” until around 2015, Sullivan notes that it has since spread to rural areas, opening craft “to a whole new audience.” That includes older customers and visitors from away, as more brewers offer overnight
In December 1994, the first issue of BIZ, the predecessor to Mainebiz, hits the streets published by BIZ Publications in Portland. Jonathan Whitney and Eric Obery are the company principals, and Shirley Jacks is editor.
When you reach a milestone like a 25th anniversary you tend to reflect on the changes that you have managed through, and about how we do business today is different from 25 years ago. I remember that my first “act” as publisher of Mainebiz 20 years
Is your business team able to tell your company’s story consistently? It’s important to communicate what your business does and what it represents in the same way every time. That’s how you build brand awareness and understanding.
Q: I hate looking at a blank computer screen, wondering how to start my email or memo. Once I get started, what comes next? I always seem to ramble.
On a par with this week's hoopla over Virginia winning the NCAA men's college basketball title, Maine crowned its own favorite in its first-ever 'Bridge Bracket' online contest: the Cpl. Eugene Cole Memorial Bridge in Norridgewock.
Portland is the only metropolitan area in the Northeast included in the Top 25 “Best Places to Live” rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Maine Life Media, founded by local media personality Erin Ovalle, debuted its new program “This is Maine” on NESN's regional platform on Saturday.
Cheating Gourmet, the Auburn-based makers of premium frozen seafood products, announced Thursday a rebranding to Scott & Jon's, the names of its co-founders Scott and Jon Demers.
Gene Geiger, who has served as CEO of Lewiston-based global promotional products firm Geiger since 1994, announced Wednesday that Jo-an Lantz has been promoted to succeed him.
Nalja Frayha, Unum’s Portland-based senior vice president and chief marketing officer, readily admits the employee benefits provider operates in a “boring” industry.
The Biddeford-based edible seaweed products firm won the $100,000 competition Saturday, while the virtual reality startup won the competition for students.
The $100,000 in Bicentennial Marketing Grants will provide matching marketing money for tourism-specific bicentennial projects that will help drive overnight visitation to Maine
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”