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Auburn company sees treasure in others’ trash

An Auburn company is tapping into junk removal, considered a significant part of the $55 billion U.S. waste management industry.

Beloved neighborhood pub in Portland changes hands

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — Who better to buy a much-loved local bar than two long-time patrons who also have a ton of experience in the food industry?

Top Gun names 38 startups to 'Maine 2017 class'

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the University of Maine, The Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance announced today the members of the Top Gun Maine 2017...

Seven companies land grants from MTI


The Maine Technology Institute approved seven grants totaling $95,213 to entrepreneurs from across Maine to support innovative technology projects in four sectors and four counties.

Tech program links students to business

A new education trend based on combining classroom instruction in science, technology, engineering and math benefits with hands-on challenges requiring real-world solutions is paying off for a...

Five on the Future

Peter Van Allen |

Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...

L/A growth council names Holden’s interim successor


Nearly two months after the resignation of John Holden, the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council has named an interim leader.

Casco Bay Vending buys two rival companies


Lewiston-based Casco Bay Vending has acquired two of its competitors: Pine State Vending, a division of Pine State Trading Co., and Canteen of Maine.

Augusta has two new businesses

A yoga studio and a tax-services office have opened in Augusta, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

Records Management Center buys Waterville shredding company


Records Management Center, a Bangor-based provider of data storage, document scanning and confidential shredding throughout Maine and New Hampshire, along with ShredSafe LLC, have acquired Shredding...