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Reade Brower to own all Maine dailies except BDN

In a deal that's expected to close on April 1, Reade Brower will become owner of all but one of Maine's seven daily newspapers. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Geiger in Lewiston merges with British firm


Lewiston-based Geiger plans a merger with a British distributor, the two companies announced Monday.

Maine Food Insider: Cousins Maine Lobster telling how they did it

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine natives who leveraged their idea for a lobster-based food truck into a “Shark Tank” financing win and, at least count, a 21-truck, eight-restaurant franchise business in 13...

iBec Creative pivots to a 'membership' business model

Renee Cordes |

At iBec's colorful office on Portland's eastern waterfront, McKinnell spoke with Mainebiz about her firm's evolving business model.Becky...

Maine DOT throws down challenge to would-be sign composers

Maureen Milliken |

If you commute on Interstate 95, 295 or the Maine Turnpike, you're familiar with them — the Maine Department of Transportation's pithy, sometimes snarky, safety messages: “Get your head...

Maine Office of Tourism earns awards for 'excellence' in travel marketing


The Maine Office of Tourism received two awards for excellence in travel marketing from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, a global trade group for the hospitality industry.

Maine Food Insider: USDA is showing the love by making nutrition info easier to digest

Maureen Milliken |

U.S. Department of Agriculture's food availability lists, which in the past were just that — lists — have been updated to add color, as well as providing programs with information about...

Portland Media Center: New brand broadens traditional community TV mission

Renee Cordes |

Portland’s Community Television Network has been rebranded as the Portland Media Center, to reflect a widening range of activities.

Augusta Downtown Alliance director boosts city in print

Maureen Milliken |

Michael Hall, executive director of the Augusta Downtown Alliance, wanted to do something a little different in the recently published Arcadia Publishing book touting Augusta. He made “the...

Lobster emoji gets the green light

Renee Cordes |

Move over, crab and shrimp, a lobster emoji is on the way. The official green light came Wednesday from the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit group based in Mountain View, Calif., that's also home to...