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Next 2017: Designlab's John Hafford and Jessica Masse link their future to Millinocket's revival

Maureen Milliken |

In 2014, Jessica Masse and John Hafford were looking for a building for their marketing business, designlab. The Aroostook County natives were part-time Mainers, but wanted to be...

Portland's Community Television Network meets telethon fundraising goal

Renee Cordes |

Portland nonprofit Community Television Network met its goal of raising $5,000 from its first-ever telethon over the weekend.

Presque Isle’s art scene gets boost with downtown initiative

More than 20 artists are lined up to create an artists hub in Presque Isle in the third floor of the Key Bank building downtown.

Bixby opens retail shop in Rockland

STAFF |

Bixby & Co., a maker of organic chocolate bars, added a retail operation to its manufacturing site and headquarters in Rockland.

Portland artist crowdfunds new studio and teaching space

Renee Cordes |

After two years of planning, Portland artist Adria Moynihan Rusk will soon realize her dream of opening her own studio, thanks in part to a crowdfunding campaign.

Roxanne Quimby's new focus: Making pasta

Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has a new business venture making small batches of pasta at her 25-acre farm in Gouldsboro, using locally grown kale, beets, carrots, chives and garlic and eggs...

In Bangor, a window of opportunity for the arts

Renee Cordes |

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will soon have a new home

Bangor cultural nonprofits generate $10 million in economic activity

A Washington, D.C.-based Americans for the Arts study found that 14 cultural nonprofits in Bangor spent $3.4 million in 2015 and audiences at their events spent $6.6 million.

Greenlight Maine names 26 semifinalists for third season

STAFF |

Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest with a $100,000 prize purse, has selected 26 semifinalists who will compete during its third season that begins this fall.

New report: Impact of Portland's art and cultural nonprofits surging

Renee Cordes |

A new economic report put out by the city today shows a growing economic impact from arts and culture nonprots, with $75.6 million of impact in 2015, compared to $49 million in 2012.

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