January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Business

Maine-made brownie energy bars are health food in disguise

Energy bar company, Redd, based in Brunswick

PORTLAND   “What could be more American than a brownie?” Alden Blease says, nibbling on a healthy version of the baked good at Omi’s Coffee Shop in Portland’s West End.  More...

CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama’s presidency

WASHINGTON   Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released earlier this week.  More...

U.S. Cellular names solutions architect

PORTLAND — U.S. Cellular recently named Michael Begin as wireless solutions architect for New England, according to a news release.  More...

Maine Prep offers ‘special’ course

BRUNSWICK — Many Maine high schools, including Brunswick, Mt. Ararat, Morse and Freeport, are offering the SAT on Wednesday, April 15, which is a school day. More...

Savage returns to Atlantic Federal CU

BRUNSWICK — Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union recently welcomed Nicole Savage back to its credit union family. Savage joins ARFCU as a home loan specialist serving members in the Midcoast and southern Maine.  More...

Oregon wine business has a lot of body

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s wine industry is on a post-recession roll with planted acres, wineries and sales all reporting gains, and with new interest from investors outside the state, a new assessment says.  More...

What comes next for BIW?

Being a cut above might not help Bath shipyard avoid future job cuts

BATH The Maine shipyard now building three of the Navy’s largest and most complex destroyers faces a complexity of its own: What comes next? More...

Southern Midcoast

MESSAGE: The Southern Midcoast Chamber (SMMC) is excited and proud to announce the recipients of its annual awards. The awards will be presented on Jan. More...

Ford ships Mustang to China

DETROIT (AP) — The Ford Mustang is on its way to China.  Ford says its first shipload of around 100 Mustangs has left Portland, Ore., and is headed to China. Shipments to Europe will begin later this year.  More...

Coldwell Brunswick office donates $250

BRUNSWICK — The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Brunswick recently announced that it donated $250 to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program through the company’s charitable foundation, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerag More...

Mechanics Savings offers scholarships

AUBURN — Mechanics Savings Bank recently announced it will continue its long-standing tradition of offering Banking on the Future scholarships. More...

The Plant Home hires new director

BATH — The board of directors of The Plant Memorial Home recently announced that Kristi Hyde of Harpswell will be joining the staff to assume the role of executive director and director of Nursing.  More...

New bookstore coming to Bath

The Mustard Seed Bookstore located at 74 Front Street

BATH — A new business will be joining the retail mix on Front Street in Bath. In the space formerly occupied by the Intown Shop, The Mustard Seed Bookstore will throw open its doors on Feb. 16, according to a news release.  More...

Local food movement inspires credit union

Maine Harvest to focus on small farms

WHITEFIELD  T he 100-acre organic farm that Rufus Percy and his wife started working a decade ago is a mix of leased land, family land and mortgaged land.  Finding used farm equipment took them as far as Ohio. More...

Wright-Pierce announces hiring of 13 people

TOPSHAM — Wright-Pierce, an award-winning, employee-owned engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater and civil/infrastructure services throughout the Northeast, recently announced 13 new hires in the second half of 2014, and anticipates More...

Midcoast Federal CU reveals hires, promotion

BATH — Midcoast Federal Credit Union recently welcomed Brannen Gee, VP Retail Services, and Neeley Stanton, AVP Human Resources and Training, to its management team. More...

Topsham financial adviser able to use CFP marks

TOPSHAM — Jean St.Pierre, a financial adviser at Ameriprise Financial in Topsham, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with bo More...

New law practice locates in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Attorneys Maurice Libner and Gary Gabree recently announced the formation of their new law firm, Libner & Gabree, P.A., LLC, located at 93 Pleasant St. in Brunswick.  More...

Airbus, Boeing split 2014 marks

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Boeing Co. topped Airbus in deliveries to customers for the third straight year in 2014 — but the European aircraft manufacturer edged its U.S. rival in terms of future orders.  More...

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

MESSAGE: Congratulations to Capt. James A. Kirk, U.S. Navy, who has been named the recipient of the prestigious Joshua L. Chamberlain Award. More...