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San Francisco-based company’s East Coast office opens in Portland

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Grove Collaborative, an e-commerce company based in San Francisco that sells natural home, beauty and personal care products directly to consumers, hosted a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday to celebrate...

Fork Food Lab gears up for Small Business Saturday, '12 Days of Christmas' events

Renee Cordes |

Portland's Fork Food Lab is planning several holiday-themed events to get the word out about the shared commercial kitchen and food startup business incubator while helping in the effort to end child...

Portland approves changes to short-term rental rules

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The Portland City Council approved changes to its short-term rental rules during its Nov. 19 meeting that will allow individual property owners to register up to five short-term rentals per year...

Gorman's family's $4M gift to create 'welcoming space' in MMC's expansion

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Maine Medical Center announced today it is receiving a $4 million gift from Lisa Gorman and the children of the late L.L.Bean chairman emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman,...

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.

Planet Dog is sold to Denver-based distributor of pet products

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The wholesale operations of Planet Dog, a Westbrook-based dog-products company with a retail site in Portland, have been acquired by Outward Hound, a portfolio company of a private equity firm.

Buyer seeking hassle-free property finds it on Portland's Industrial Way

Laurie Schreiber |

A buyer who was looking for a property that wouldn't be too management-intensive found it when he purchased 14 Industrial Way in Portland.

Small but mighty: Startup law firms are making their mark in Maine

Renee Cordes |

In Maine, the lure of launching a solo or small practice is popular, sparking a fresh crop of startups across the state. In fact, more than half of registered lawyers, 56%, work at firms with fewer...

Maker of nautical-chart jewelry mulls bigger footprint in weddings, corporate gifts

Renee Cordes |

Charlotte Guptill is a self-taught jewelry designer — and former mortgage loan officer — who founded CHART Metalworks in 2008. Her Portland startup, acquired by Sea Bags in 2015, makes...

Jetport flights delayed after traffic accident knocks out power

A power outage caused by a pickup truck hitting a utility pole on Portland’s outer Congress Street Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to Portland International Jetport for several hours,...