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Georgia investment firm buys Lewiston-based call center company

ITC Capital Partners, a Georgia-based investment company that says on its website it seeks entrepreneurial partnerships that will achieve a minimum long-term return to its shareholders of 20%...

Millenials and money: Financial planners reach out to new generation of investors

Renee Cordes |

While most millennials are still in the phase of creating wealth, their aggregated global net worth is projected to more than double between 2015 and 2020 up to an estimated $24 trillion, according...

Top Maine employers take initiative in helping employees prepare for retirement

Laurie Schreiber |

At IDEXX Laboratories Inc. in Westbrook, there's 95% U.S. employee participation in its 401(k) program. WEX Inc. in South Portland has participation of nearly 80%. Automatic retirement plan...

Outsource accounting functions, or hire a CFO/controller? Some things to consider

Dean Michaud, president of Michaud Accounting Solutions |

Q: My business is growing. What are the advantages of outsourcing my high-level accounting function instead of hiring a CFO or controller?

Regional approach needed to maintain shipyard workforce

Staff |

The Seacoast Shipyard Association is seeking to increase partnerships with schools to develop potential workers for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Financial literacy nonprofit rebranding with new name, expanded mission

Staff |

Community Financial Literacy is rebranding itself as ProsperityME: The Center for Financial Education.

'Mission is far from over' as CEI marks 40th anniversary

James McCarthy |

The seeds of community economic development sown by CEI since its founding 40 years ago by Ron Phillips have multiplied hundredfold, with more than 2,700 businesses financed, almost 38,000 full-time...

WalletHub: Maine is top market for new nursing graduates

Staff |

Maine is the best of the 50 states for new nursing graduates who are just starting their profession, according to the personal-finance website WalletHut’s “2018’s Best and Worst...

Mid Coast Hospital is first in Maine to prescribe Suboxone in ER

Staff |

In a new initiative to help people overcome opioid addiction, Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick is the first hospital in Maine to begin prescribing Suboxone in its emergency department.

Maine lawsuit alleges national trucking firm's employment screenings violated ADA

Staff |

A lawsuit filed Monday in Portland alleges that an Iowa-based national trucking firm violated federal law by using a pre-employment “back assessment” to screen out and reject job...