People & Performances, September 25

Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate announced voting is open for its "Four A Cause" charity video contest, a free annual holiday event benefitting four Greater Portland...

WEX to host inaugural 'Tech Talk Portland' event

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), Maine's second-largest publicly traded company, will host Tech Talk Portland on Sept. 27 to discuss the future of innovation in the state.President and CEO Melissa Smith will host the event, which will...

As Acadia visitation rises, maintenance backlog looms

U.S. Sen. Angus King and Acadia National Park officials led a media tour Thursday to call attention to the backlog of maintenance projects at the park, which hosts 3.5 million visitors a year.

UMaine System publishes hiring guide for Maine employers

The “Hiring Guide for Maine Employers” contains links to job boards, career centers, university staff and resources for businesses looking to hire. The guide also includes a calendar of job fairs, networking...

Bangor Savings to open Auburn branch

Bangor Savings Bank plans to open its first branch in Auburn, its 61st overall. The 5,600-square-foot branch, at 170 Turner St., is expected to open in the late fall of 2019.

New video spotlights Maine Apprenticeship Program

Enlightening employers about the Maine Apprenticeship Program is the goal of a new video posted on Youtube and elsewhere. Though the Maine Department of Labor program has been around since the early 1940s, it is still...

Maine single family home sales — and prices — continue to rise

Single-family home sales and the sales price continued to rise in the month of August in most of Maine, according to the Maine Association of Realtors. The increase is sales is despite a statewide lack of inventory .

The Week in Review

Or rather, the Good Food Bus, a seasonal market on wheels...

Premium Brands completes acquisition of Ready Seafoods

Canada's Premium Brands Holding Corp. (TSK: PBH) said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Ready Seafood Co., putting the Portland-based brand under the same ownership as Hub City Fisheries and Diana Seafood.

Maine's Good Food Bus is on a roll with more market stops and members

The Good Food Bus, a seasonal market-on-wheels operated by St. Mary's Nutrition Center and Cultivating Community from June through October, is reaching more Mainers with healthy, local food during its third season.

MITC awarded $345K in federal funds to help small businesses expand globally

The Maine International Trade Center has been awarded $345,000 in competitive federal funding to help the state's small businesses become bigger exporters. The award was from the U.S. Small Business Administration's State...

Waterboro retail plaza, destroyed by fire last year, will reopen

The owners of Brookfield Place on Main Street in Waterboro are nearly done with reconstruction of the shopping plaza, which was destroyed by fire in 2017. The original plaza had three storefronts, but will reopen with two,...