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Corporate giving boosts United Way of Greater Portland over its 2017 campaign goal

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United Way of Greater Portland achieved its third consecutive year of campaign growth, announcing that it anticipates $8,053,931 in 2017 pledges against a goal of $8.05 million.

Knox admits to 'inappropriate' behavior toward female associates

Jess Knox, co-founder of Venture Hall whose sudden resignation for “personal reasons” prompted the Portland-based business accelerator to shut down on Monday, acknowledged in written...

Grant from EMMC kickstarts museum exhibit aimed at kids

Renee Cordes |

Funded with $30,000 from Eastern Maine Medical Center and a donation from Dr. Marcus Wilkerson and Dr. Terrin Porter of Bangor Children's Dentistry, who also provided free labor, an educational...

$10M performance hall on Munjoy Hill awaits final OK

A proposed $10 million, 400-seat performance hall on Portland’s Munjoy Hill is up for final city approval Tuesday, five years after it was first presented.

Venture Hall dissolves, $475K grant is canceled

James McCarthy |

Two weeks after landing a $475,000 three-year grant from the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurs' Policy Network, the Portland-based startup accelerator Venture Hall has closed.That surprise...

Make-A-Wish Maine's new director eager to make more wishes come true

Renee Cordes |

Make-A-Wish Maine, part of Make-A-Wish America, has granted over 1,400 wishes to children with life-threatening conditions since it was founded 25 years ago. Wishes have run the gamut...

Nonprofit Avesta Housing adds paid parental leave as employee benefit

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Portland-based nonprofit Avesta Housing announced Wednesday it has added paid parental leave to its employee benefits package, effective Jan. 1.

Maine Food Insider: Good Food Council of L-A exhibit puts spotlight on 'food insecurity'

Maureen Milliken |

When the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn hosts an opening reception for the photo exhibition “Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food” Friday night, it will be something new for...

Grassroots effort to create ‘roadmap’ for revitalizing Katahdin Region

A grassroots effort calling itself the Katahdin Collaborative is kicking off a year-long regional visioning process in February to look for ways to revitalize the Katahdin Region.

Portland Chamber annual awards recognize leadership for the public good

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The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its annual leadership awards, who will be honored at a Jan. 24 event in Portland.

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