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Advice for startups and new ventures on tap at Mainebiz ‘Executive Insights’ forum

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Mainebiz will host an innovative new take on its “Executive Insights” series next month. The forum will include workshops featuring Maine business leaders and a keynote from the highly...

Rebirth of Lewiston's downtown features retail, restaurants and residences

Laurie Schreiber |

Downtown Lewiston is a work in progress, but there's no denying a renaissance is under way as owners, users and investors buy and renovate buildings, many of which date to the 19th century, and...

Science museum's pricing in line with competitors, but expenses led to closure

Peter Van Allen |

Stories about the demise of the Portland Science Center made a point of talking about admission prices.

Portland Science Center ends its run on Portland's waterfront

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The Portland Science Center is closing after less than three years in business in the Old Port waterfront district.

Maine Crafts Association will open site in Portland’s arts district

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The Maine Crafts Association in West Gardiner is opening a second location, to be called Maine Craft Portland, at the historic Mechanics Hall in Portland’s arts district.

South Portland bakery, coffee roastery opens Friday

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A multi-function bakery and coffee shop will open this week in a South Portland building that had long been vacant.

Finalists selected for Aroostook's '2018 Entrepreneur of the Year'

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Ten finalists for the Aroostook Partnership’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been selected and the top three will be revealed at the annual dinner and awards ceremony in Presque Isle...

Maine markets arts and culture in bid to entice visitors to look beyond lobsters and lighthouses

Maureen Milliken |

While Maine's top visitor attractions are related to food, shopping and sightseeing, according to the Maine Office of Tourism, there's an increasing effort to market arts and culture as part of the...

MECA to get $40K grant for migration-themed exhibition

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Maine College of Art has been selected to receive a $40,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks &...

Colby, Central Maine Growth Council partner on Waterville free public wifi

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville is getting free public downtown wireless through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council.