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


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


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


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.