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Government & Politics

Front Street Shipyard to add up to 40 jobs as result of $667K federal grant

James McCarthy |

Front Street Shipyard expects to add up to 40 new jobs as a result of a $667,028 federal grant that will help fund its purchase and installation of a new waterjet cutting machine that will streamline...

 
Nonprofits

Food businesses trending away from single-use plastic items

Laurie Schreiber |

Increasing numbers of Maine food businesses and lodgings are putting themselves in the forefront of national and international trends to switch out from petroleum-based items like straws, to-go...

 
Economic Development

Fowler suddenly leaves as Aroostook chamber director

Theresa Fowler, executive director of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, suddenly left that post on Thursday.

 
Government & Politics

Bar Harbor agrees to negotiate with Bay Ferries to renew CAT ferry service

Laurie Schreiber |

After meeting with Bay Ferries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mark MacDonald and Atlantic Fleet Services Corp. owner Annette Higgins on July 17, the Bar Harbor Town Council voted to negotiate with Bay...

 
Transportation

19 Maine airports to get $14M in FAA funding

Staff |

The Federal Aviation Administration is putting $14 million into infrastructure improvements at 19 Maine airports, the agency said in a news release this week.

 
Forest products

Verso to upgrade Jay mill for specialty papermaking

Staff |

Verso Corp., which stands to receive up to $42 million in a trade dispute settlement with Canadian paper companies approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month, is planning to ramp...

 
Energy & Utilities

Class-action lawsuit filed against CMP over alleged overbillings

Central Maine Power faces a class-action lawsuit from customers alleging they’ve been overcharged in their monthly bills from the utility over the past winter.

 
Government & Politics

Portland businesses extend panhandling-to-work program with $13K donation

Renee Cordes |

A dozen Portland businesses and one nonprofit have donated $13,000 to extend the city's panhandling-to-work program for 10 additional weeks.

 
Retail & Food service

Young Boothbay Harbor chef wins international oyster competition

Boothbay Harbor Country Club executive sous chef Nathaniel Adam won the title of International Oyster Chef of the Year at the recent Damariscotta Oyster Celebration.

 
Forest products

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

Staff |

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

 
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HOW To'S

How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

How to: Create the perfect brand message in 5 simple steps

Alexandra Heseltine |

We all know a logo design is only a small part of branding. What's critical to a successful branding strategy is defining the brand message. A brand message should answer the question in...

Opinion

A Mainebiz reporter's memories of Nasson College

Peter Van Allen |

Maureen Milliken, a staff writer at Mainebiz, writes about planned redevelopment of parts of the former Nasson College campus (see Page 18). As Maureen reports, Nasson's closure in 1983...

Maine's high energy costs bring out Yankee ingenuity

Peter Van Allen |

Just in the past few weeks, Mainebiz has had a number of stories about energy projects.

From #MeToo to #MaineCanDo: Eradicating workplace harassment

Betsy Peters |

Closing the skill gap by investing in education

Martha Johnston |
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Lists

Maine's largest engineering firms

Ranked by number of Maine licensed engineers

RankFirmNo. of Maine engineers
1Wright-Pierce, Topsham65
2TRC Solutions, Augusta62

Source: Each firm via survey


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