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Aroostook County organic potato farmers file for bankruptcy

The former owners of the organic potato farm Wood Prairie Family Farm in Bridgewater have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Early-stage businesses advance with some coaching help from Gorham Savings

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Fifteen small businesses, including North Spore Mushroom Co., Two Fat Cats Bakery and Tito Masonry & Construction recently participated in a new five-part workshop series offered by Gorham Savings...

NBT Bank's niche: Clients too small for the larger banks and too big for the smaller banks

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Kimberly Twitchell is Maine regional president for NBT Bank, whose parent company, NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBTB), is headquartered in Norwich, N.Y., and has more than $9...

Portland startup wins $25K prize in Thursday's Top Gun Showcase finals

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Erica Schmitz, founder of the Portland startup MyBodyModel, is the winner of the $25,000 cash prize awarded Thursday night at the Top Gun Showcase finals held at the University of Southern Maine's...

New Markets Tax Credits now available through EMDC affiliates

James McCarthy |

Eastern Maine Development Corp. learned earlier this month that three of its affiliates have become certified as Community Development Entities, a federal designation that allows them to participate...

CEI launches ‘Wicked Fast Microloans’ for small businesses

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Coastal Enterprises Inc. has created a new microloan product that’s intended to help small businesses that need capital quickly to address needs ranging from equipment breakdowns to scaling up...

Maine Credit Union League revamps website

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The Maine Credit Union League has given its website a makeover, updating both its look and content.

Greenlight Maine extends submissions period for Season 4

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Due to the high volume of entries the deadline for submissions for Season 4 of Greenlight Maine has been extended to June 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Gorham Savings Bank announces LaunchPad finalists

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Gorham Savings Bank announced on Thursday the five Maine businesses selected as the finalists of its annual LaunchPad small business competition.

Front Street Shipyard begins long-awaited expansion

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Front Street Shipyard in Belfast announced Friday that it has finalized the financing it needed to begin construction of a new facility adjacent to its existing yard on the Belfast waterfront.