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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%...

Seven top family-owned businesses honored at awards gala

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Tuesday’s 19th Annual Maine Family Business Awards gala in Portland drew a drew a record crowd of more than 400 to celebrate companies large and small from around the state. From a record 186...

Finalists selected for Aroostook's '2018 Entrepreneur of the Year'

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Ten finalists for the Aroostook Partnership’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been selected and the top three will be revealed at the annual dinner and awards ceremony in Presque Isle...

How to: Evaluate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Bill Haskell |

As business owners consider transition and liquidity options, there are typically three choices: sell to a strategic buyer, a financial buyer or an employee-management group.

24 finalists in the running for Maine Family Business Awards

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The Institute for Family-Owned Business selected 24 Maine businesses as finalists for the annual Maine Business Awards out of a record 168 nominations.

Robin's Confections moves into high-visibility building in Biddeford

Laurie Schreiber |

A former medical office building in Biddeford that was on the market for several years is viewed by its new owners as the ideal spot for growing the production line of their Robin's Confections...

Greenlight Maine taking applications for Season 4 and its $100K prize

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Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest offering a $100,000 prize, has announced a casting call for its fourth season, which will be videotaped July 16-24 at the Gracie Theater at Husson...

One entrepreneur's solution to womankind's 'three-bag-schlep' frustration

Renee Cordes |

Dianna Pozdniakov is a Lewiston-based entrepreneur on a mission to end womankind's "three-bag-schlep" with one functional yet stylish accessory.

International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

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The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

Mainebiz Food Insider: GrandyOats, Wicked Joe waking up granola with new product

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine businesses known for their natural products, environmental awareness and business acumen have teamed up on a product that one says is “waking up” the granola category.