Maine Food Insider: State's cranberry industry striving to stay above water

Maureen Milliken |

Maine's cranberry growers, like their counterparts nationally, are challenged by yields that are going down while demand hasn't gone up. New larger strains of the berry means processors also need...

Retail & Food service

Gelato Fiasco: No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in groceries


Gelato Fiasco is the No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in U.S. grocery stores, according to an analysis by the Brunswick-based company of recent industry data compiled by Information Resources...


Here’s AccuWeather’s Thanksgiving travel forecast

In its Thanksgiving travel forecast, AccuWeather reported “rain may slow travel for a time in part of the East Coast of the United States, while significant travel delays are likely in the...

Real Estate & Construction

‘Historically low’ inventory drives 6.5% gain in home sales prices


Sales of single-family homes in Maine rose by 8.05% this October compared to October 2016, according to the latest monthly gauge released by Maine Listings on Tuesday.


Lewiston nutrition center to get $400K in federal funding


U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, on Tuesday announced $400,000 in federal funding for St. Mary’s Regional Nutritional Center in Lewiston to develop local and...

Retail & Food service

VIP Tires names a new president


VIP Tires & Service, an Auburn-based company with 56 locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, announced this week that Timothy Winkeler has been promoted to president in addition...

Government & Politics

Employees of TIF projects in Portland to receive prevailing wage

The Portland City Council voted to require contractors working on Tax Increment Financing-funded projects in the city to pay their employees a prevailing wage.

Real Estate & Construction

Coulombe halts development plans on Boothbay Harbor's east side

Developer Paul Coulombe has withdrawn plans for development on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.

Marketing & Media

Strong Maine outdoors brand seen as key to attracting more young people to live here


A coalition of outdoor business and entrepreneurs in Maine is collaborating on a branding effort they hope will lure young people to live and work in the state, which they see as an essential step...

Education & Training

Out-of-state enrollment up 14% at Maine's public universities

Renee Cordes |

Out-of-state enrollment at the University of Maine System this fall jumped by 13.9% to 4,846, according to a report presented at the two-day UMS Board of Trustees November meeting that wrapped up on...

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How to: Attract great candidates and commit to 'customer-like' communication

Leslie Rothman |

Drawing on data gathered from greater Portland job seekers and clients of Career & Workplace Directions, we've concluded that there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to...

How to: Boost and manage your career

Barbara Babkirk |

Do you cringe at the thought of changing jobs or transitioning to a different career? If so, then you're probably not managing your career or recognizing your professional value.

How to: Get prepared for an I-9 compliance audit

Russell Ford |
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Worker shortage and lack of affordable housing go hand in hand

Peter Van Allen |

Mainebiz's "On the Road" events are a great way for the staff here to get a feel for what's going on around the state.

Maine health care's daunting challenge

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's rural areas face a number of challenges, ranging from a shrinking (and aging) workforce to a lack of reliable internet.


Maine's largest law firms

Ranked by total Maine attorneys as of September 2017

RankFirmNo. of Maine attorneys
1Bernstein Shur, Portland93
2Verrill Dana LLP, Portland86

Source: Each firm via survey

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