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Renee Cordes

Senior Writer
  • Covers: Startups and small business, financial services, retail, brewers
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  • Phone: 207-761-8379 x337

Renee joined Mainebiz in February 2017 after more than two decades as a journalist in Europe. In 2023, she received a first place award from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for racial, ethnic or gender issue coverage and a silver award from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers for business and economics beat reporting. She was a National Press Foundation fellow in 2022. The Chicago native holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and launched her journalism career at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Renee, a fan of historical fiction, is fluent in German and French and lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband and pet cockatiel.

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