<b>Joshua Broder</b>, CEO of <b>Tilson</b>, in Tilson's new office space in Portland. Broder had his own 'incredibly immersive experience' in both technology and leadership as a U.S. Army Signal Corps officer.

An army of workers: Maine employers tap into veteran talent pool

Renee Cordes |

Scarborough native Tim Smith joined the military right out of high school and now serves in the Army National Guard while managing a fleet of liquid-fuel delivery drivers for Dead River...

<b>Michael Dubyak</b> of <b>WEX</b> in his office in South Portland shortly before he retired in 2013. He has a new book, “The Road to WEXcellence: Leadership with Integrity.”

'Road to WEXcellence': Michael Dubyak reflects on lessons in leadership during long career at WEX

James McCarthy |

Michael Dubyak would be the first to admit that it was his lucky day when his cold-call letter inquiring about possible executive job openings was retrieved from a trash...

<b>Bates College </b>President <b>Clayton Spencer</b> leads a discussion with students from Kalperis Hall. Spencer, the college's eighth president in its 162-year-old history,  set the college on the path of redefining its liberal arts mission with its Purposeful Work program that guides students over their four years at the college into thinking deeply about how work enables them to contribute to 'larger purposes' than just themselves.

Purposeful Work: Bates College prepares students for work that fits their skills and interests

James McCarthy |

Like most of his peers who will graduate this coming spring, Bates College senior Reed Mszar is thinking a lot about his future. He's...

Gender disparity: Employers aim for equality, but differences persist

Laurie Schreiber |

Let's say a woman takes a break from her career to take on a different job — having and caring for children. That often means she...


Federal grant to bolster farming efforts by vets and new Mainers

BY Mainebiz staff

Cultivating Community in Portland will receive a $597,252 grant from the USDA to train and help support the growth of...

<b>Diane Abramson</b>

How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

BY Diane Abramson

A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention,...

<b>Catherine Reilly Delutio</b>

How To: Turn macro trends into long-term profits

BY Catherine Reilly deLutio

The best Maine businesses know that long-term success means looking beyond industry fads to the macro economic and demographic trends...


Maine's largest family-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankCompanyNo. of Maine employees
1L.L. Bean Inc., Freeport3,964
2Hancock Lumber, Casco522

Source: Each company via survey and Institute for Family-Owned Business

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