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Biotechnology

Kennebec River Biosciences expands to Brunswick Landing

Maureen Milliken |

Richmond-based Kennebec River Biosciences will move its core laboratory and manufacturing plant to Brunswick Landing, the company announced Tuesday.

 
Retail & Food service

Maine Food Insider: Lewiston team's pork chop meal makes them Maine champs

Maureen Milliken |

A team of six juniors and seniors from Lewiston Regional Technical Center turned out a three-course pork chop dinner Saturday morning to win the Maine ProStart Invitational culinary competition.

 
Retail & Food service

Workers at Hannaford distribution center launch 24-hour strike

STAFF |

Approximately 250 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 walked off the job today at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland in what the union is calling “a...

 
Energy & Utilities

Summit Natural Gas expanding to Sidney

STAFF |

Summit Natural Gas of Maine plans to break ground on an expansion project to Sidney this spring that will bring natural gas to residential and commercial customers in the community, including Pike...

 
Technology

Three reasons why WEX revenues grew by 23% in 2017

James McCarthy |

WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith had strong numbers to report to shareholders today, with total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 increasing 14% year-over-year to $331.3 million and full year...

 
Energy & Utilities

Renewable energy group sues over wind-permit moratorium

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Renewable Energy Association has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Paul LePage's controversial moratorium on new wind-turbine permits.

 
Manufacturing

Washburn & Doughty wins bid to build $8.8 million state ferry

Laurie Schreiber |

An East Boothbay shipbuilder said it will add at least 10 to 20 jobs as the result of a state ferry contract awarded last week.

 
Economic Development

Tribes seek legal authority to proceed on casinos without state OK

Native American tribes are pursuing a legislative order in the Maine House of Representatives that would ask the Maine Supreme Judicial Court whether the tribes can operate casinos here without state...

 
Technology

Thomas College launches Maine's first master's program in cybersecurity

Renee Cordes |

Starting this autumn, Maine will have its first master’s degree program in cybersecurity, at Thomas College in Waterville.

 
Retail & Food service

Hannaford’s South Portland warehouse workers vote to strike

Mediation is scheduled for Feb. 26 between Hannaford Supermarkets and union officials for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, whose 250 workers at Hannaford’s South...

 
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HOW To'S

Make IT investments that improve your business

John Sterling |

IT strategy is becoming increasingly important, and the new year is a good time to revisit the key components of your strategy. Your technology should make your business better, whether...

How to: Handshake, or a hug? How do you decide which is appropriate in the workplace?

Nancy Marshall |

We're reading every day about harassment in the workplace and #metoo. You may be wondering how to apply that to your company and workplace.

How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

Diane Abramson |

How To: Turn macro trends into long-term profits

Catherine Reilly deLutio |
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Opinion

Maine's rural businesses struggle to connect

Peter Van Allen |

The Three Ring Binder is a term that's been bandied about for some time in Maine.

Portland's on fire, but don't ignore Bangor

Peter Van Allen |

This issue is focused on greater Portland and contains a good deal of information about the booming real estate market and new corporate headquarters.

 
Lists

Largest residential mortgage lenders in Maine

Ranked by 2016 Maine dollars originated

RankLenderMaine market share
1Residential Mortgage Services, Worcester, Mass.7.38%
2Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor5.79%

Source: GeoDataVision, 203-530-1544, www.geodatavision.com. Information is based on 2016 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data released by the Federal Reserve in Sept. 2017, the latest available as of press time. Market data is available at any geographic level (county and town). Special thanks to Len Suzio.


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