Peter Van Allen

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North, south, east and west: Businesses continue to struggle to find workers

A topic that has dominated business talk in the past year has been companies' challenges in finding qualified workers.

Bankruptcy filings at post-recession low, but trouble's seen on the horizon

This year is shaping up to have the lowest number of bankruptcies since before the recession.

A Buxton dentist's office could double as Airbnb

It's not every day that you hear about a dentist's office being cited for design excellence. But that is the case for Saco River...

As banks scramble for market share, businesses scramble for loans

I was assigned the banking beat way back in the Savings & Loan crisis of the early 1990s and several years later worked for American...

Deals, deals, deals: Maine companies are hot property

The recent acquisition of Waterboro-based Howe & Howe Technologies, maker of sophisticated off-road and robotic vehicles for the...

Will the business outlook improve in Maine under Gov.-elect Janet Mills?

Gov. Paul LePage's impact on business will likely be debated for some time.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust dips its toe in Portland market

Two former NBT Bank executives, Daryl Wentworth and Joe Delano, have joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and will work out of the planned...

Projects coming together north to south

Nickerson & O'Day Inc. of Brewer recently completed the $7.5 million bathroom renovations for Husson...