July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Business

ATLANTIC REGIONAL CELEBRATION

THE TOPSHAM BRANCH of Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union celebrated its 10th anniversary in June with a month-long food drive to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. More...

Millennium Marine

Boat-building business starts operations in Eastport

EASTPOR T  illennium Marine is up and running in Eastport, building boats for the fishing industry and other applications after setting up shop in vacant space of an industrial building.  More...

2 join staff at Cumberland County assessing office

PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Regional Assessing office recently welcomed Renee Lachapelle as assistant assessor and Joe Merry as appraiser.  More...

Caras elected as director of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

BAR HARBOR — Matthew Caras was recently elected to serve as a director of both Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its parent company, Bar Harbor Bankshares, succeeding Robert Philips who retired after 21 years of service.  More...

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MESSAGE: We’re well into the busy summer season for all of us, residents, business owners and visitors alike. So “Happy summer” to everyone from the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.  More...

U.S. retail sales tick up just 0.2 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

NEW OWNER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Hopkins Golf Center

SERVICES OR GOODS OFFERED: Lessons, driving/practice range, 18-hole mini golf course, club repair, club regripping, and junior camps. LOCATION: 305 Bath Road, Brunswick. HOURS: 8:30 a.m. More...

‘One jar at a time’

Northwoods Gourmet Girl branching out to Mid-coast

BELFAST  R ecently, Abby Freethy was lugging heavy boxes by herself into her newly rented downtown storefront when the Belfast city manager and the police chief both stopped by to help.  “It seemed like a good omen,” said Freeth More...

LaRochelle to lead ACEC of Maine as director

AUGUSTA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine (ACEC of Maine) recently announced that Raegan LaRochelle of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group has taken the reigns as its new executive director.  More...

Richmond Area Health Center raffling off canoe

RICHMOND — Richmond Area Health Center is raffling a handmade cedar strip Otter canoe. The 12-foot canoe was built by local craftsperson Anne Schaad. The raffle proceeds will benefit the community health center and Richmond Food Pantry.  More...

Free device workshop slated at U.S. Cellular

TOPSHAM — In a recent U.S. Cellular survey, respondents indicated that 13 was an appropriate age for a child to receive their first mobile phone, whereas five years ago this age was 15. More...

Brunswick SAT prep classes begin July 31

BRUNSWICK — Maine Prep’s concentrated SAT prep classes for Brunswick area high school stu- dents will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday evening, July 31 through Aug. More...

From bed to table

Oyster farm tours highlight Maine’s emerging trend of culinary tourism

SCARBOROUGH   “What do you guys know about oysters?” Abigail Carroll asked a couple standing on a pier in the Scarborough River on a sunny afternoon.  “That they are delicious,” Amy and Jon Edwards said in unison.&nb More...

Soda tax’s last stand? Two Calif. cities prep for battle

WASHINGTON   If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?  More...

Spotlight on Maine

Food TV chef ... takes over The Pearl on Rockland Harbor

ROCKLAND M ichele Ragussis has the keys to The Pearl. The executive chef of the fine dining restaurant on Rockland Harbor has assumed ownership with plans to shake up the Midcoast dining scene this summer. More...

MEREDA promotes Clark to VP of Operations

PORTLAND — The board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently announced the promotion of Shelly Clark of Portland to vice president of Operations.  More...

Casco Bay Wealth Advisors celebrates firm launch

BRUNSWICK — Casco Bay Wealth Advisors formally celebrated the successful launch of its new firm with an open house at its offices in Brunswick and Portland. More...

MEMIC honors employers for workplace safety

PORTLAND — At its recent annual meeting, workers’ compensation insurer MEMIC presented awards for workplace safety to six of its more than 20,000 policyholders.  At the Portland Museum of Art, Karl Siegfried, vice president for Loss More...

Two promotions made at Nancy Marshall

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall, CEO of Nancy Marshall Communications, recently announced the promotions of two staff members in their Augusta office.  More...

Jetport named ‘Best Airport’ by readers

PORTLAND — The Portland International Jetport (PWM) was named Best Airport in this year’s poll of Down East magazine readers’ favorites. More...