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A new Maine-grown potato hits New England supermarket shelves

Staff |

The Caribou Russet potato, developed by the University of Maine, is now available in more stores throughout New England.

Vets First Choice names top execs for finance, HR

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Vets First Choice, the Portland-based animal pharmacy services company merging with the animal health business of Henry Schein Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), has named a new chief financial officer and a chief...

Dirigo Food Safety, Unity College win innovation challenge

Renee Cordes |

Dirigo Food Safety of Yarmouth and a team from Unity College won top honors in the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge, held at Saint Joseph's College in Standish last weekend.

County, town moves kick off $4.9M Skowhegan Run of River project

Maureen Milliken |

The proposed Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area in Skowhegan can begin the lengthy study and permit process necessary for the $4.9 million project with a $40,000 grant from Somerset County.

Waterville's Mitchell is Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year

Maureen Milliken |

Insurance company owner's second love is developing his native city, and the growth council says his projects have drawn business that has added 100 jobs to Waterville

Bath hires new coordinator to market city, promote economic development

The city of Bath has hired Lindsey Goudreau, a 28-year-old former marketing communications specialist at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, to help market Bath and promote its economic development —...

Immigrant Welcome Center launches ‘Greenhouse Program’ for entrepreneurs

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The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center is offering to help aspiring entrepreneurs — five to start with in the new year — get new businesses off the ground.

Will the business outlook improve in Maine under Gov.-elect Janet Mills?

Peter Van Allen |

Gov. Paul LePage's impact on business will likely be debated for some time.

Startup goes digital to help Rangeley businesses keep more shopping dollars local

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An innovative new website launched by Rangeley Trading Co. is being hailed by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce as a perfect showcase for local businesses that will help keep more shopping...

Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers

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Portland's first retail space constructed from repurposed shipping containers opened last week at 93 Washington St., with five startup tenants each in 320 square feet of space.

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