July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Business

Big barn in Brownfield

... growing granola empire GrandyOats leaving century-old structure

BROWNFIELD Looming large in the woods on the western edge of Maine, the elongated 1908 barn with a gambrel roof has been used hard. No gentlemen farmers ever gussied it up. More...

Business briefs Gelato Fiasco board elects McGoldrick as chairman

BRUNSWICK — The board of directors of Gelato Fiasco, the Brunswick-based creator of artisanal gelato and sorbetto, has recently unanimously elected Richard McGoldrick as its chairman.  McGoldrick, whose favorite flavor is Dark Chocolate C More...

Darcy joins Bar Harbor Bank as V.P./manager

TOPSHAM — Curtis Simard, president and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, recently announced the hiring of Larissa Darcy as vice president/regional relationship manager.  Darcy’s office is located in the Topsham branch at 2 Main St. More...

Tedford Housing honors groups, board members

BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing, a nonprofit agency working to find lasting solutions to end homelessness, recently held its annual meeting and awards event at The Daniel Hotel in Brunswick.  More...

Families face decisions as cost of elder care soars

NEW YORK   Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.  More...

Farm and Family

A near-perfect strawberry season buoys Adams clan through tragedy

CORINTH  T he mantra for the Adams family goes something like this: “We get what the good Lord gives us.”  This year, that was a near-perfect strawberry season with fields full of plump, juicy fruit ripe for the picking.  B More...

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

MESSAGE FROM A CHAMBER MEMBER: Why the Brunswick Sewer District joined the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.  More...

Wright-Pierce’s CFO named panel leader

TOPSHAM — John Nelson, CFO of Wright-Pierce, a water, wastewater and civil infrastructure company serving clients throughout the Northeast, was recently appointed chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Tax & Regula More...

U.S. Cellular hosting free device workshop

TOPSHAM — To ensure your device is safe during any summer trips, U.S. Cellular is offering a free workshop during which current or potential customers can ask questions and learn about any device or accessory.  More...

Brunswick business prepares for auction

BRUNSWICK — At Last … Salon & Day Spa is gearing up for its fifth annual silent auction, which will run from Aug. 1-15, according to a news release.  This year, all proceeds will benefit Embrace a Vet.  More...

Brunswick man receives hearing aids

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Podiatrist invents tool that measures nerve sensitivity

LINCOLN   Dr. Todd O’Brien likes the idea of patients everywhere getting consistent quality care, and he loves solving problems. From those two qualities arise the Lincoln podiatrist’s latest invention.  More...

Southern Midcoast

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: We’re encouraging all who read this column to come out and donate blood on this Thursday, July 9 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Trash or Treasure? Daniel Buck Soules takes the mystery out of antiques

Opens new space in Lisbon Falls

You wouldn’t believe the things people throw away, says appraiser and auctioneer Daniel Buck Soules.  So when Soules tells someone their keepsake or mysterious heirloom is worth a lot of money, they often need help selling it. More...

Clean energy available for local residents, businesses

WISCASSET   A clean energy movement is making its way through the Mid-coast and a local Mainer, Ryan Nesbitt, is at the forefront with Arcadia Power, a national clean energy company based in Washington, D.C.  More...

Veterinary Associates hires Dr. Chretien

BRUNSWICK — Bath- Brunswick Veterinary Associates recently added a new associate veterinarian, Dr. More...

Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.  More...

Cathedral of wine

Cellardoor Winery ages in refurbished 1790s barn

LINCOLNVILLE  I t was sagging, leaning and crying out for repair. Like many neglected barns in Maine, the centuriesold structure needed lots of TLC — tender loving cash. More...

Apple’s about-face reveals cracks in music industry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple’s abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by More...

Southern Midcoast

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The mission of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber (SMMC) is to champion the growth, success and quality of life in our region. More...