Articles by ann ewing


Dispatch Magazine Celebrates Three Years with Growth, Expansion and Additional Staff

By ann ewing on May 13, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
Dispatch magazine, an increasingly popular Portland-based activities and events publication, is marking its third year in business and reporting significant growth in all facets of its business. “As Dispatch reaches its third anniversary, we are thrilled with the reception to the magazine and have allocated the resources to take the …

Maine Health Management Coalition recognized as Innovator and Thought Leader

By ann ewing on April 09, 2014, at 8:51 a.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine, and Chicago, Ill. — HDMS, a recognized leader in health data analytics software and consulting services, recently honored Maine Health Management Coalition as an innovator and thought leader in health data analytics for their work in developing and expanding their Pathways to Excellence measures. HDMS awarded MHMC their Provider …

DennyMike’s Sauces and Seasonings Opens Wheat-Free, Nut-Free Production and Co-Packing Operation in Westbrook

By ann ewing on Aug. 21, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
WESTBROOK, Maine — Dennis Michael (DennyMike) Sherman, founder of DennyMike’s (, the Maine-based, award-winning line of sauces and seasonings, announced today that the company has opened DennyMike’s Sauces and Seasonings Co-Packing, a new production and co-packing facility at 15 Eisenhower Drive in Westbrook. The facility, home to the in-house production …

Seacoast Energy Solutions Acquires TempControl

By ann ewing on June 17, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.
Seacoast Energy Solutions Acquires TempControl Newcastle, Maine – June 17, 2013 — Seacoast Energy Solutions (SES) ( announced today the acquisition of Damariscotta-based TempControl ( The consolidation of the two companies results in a full-service, residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and indoor air quality solutions enterprise. The announcement …

Marketing company selected for design competition

By ann ewing on Sept. 13, 2012, at 11:02 a.m.
PORTLAND | Maine-based Pulp+Wire, a branding, marketing and package design firm, is one of four national agencies selected to compete in Package Design magazine’s “Makeover Challenge.” Maine’s local business community and supporters have the opportunity to weigh in and put a Maine company in the national spotlight by voting …

Second Annual Portland Brew Festival

By ann ewing on July 17, 2012, at 11:58 a.m.
SECOND ANNUAL PORTLAND BREW FESTIVAL PROMISES MORE BEER, NEW PBF MERCHANDISE AND ADDITIONAL HOMEBREWING DISPLAYS August 31-September 1 tasting event to spotlight regional beers. PORTLAND, Maine – July 17, 2012 – Plans for the second annual Portland Brew Festival ( have been announced, and the much-anticipated event is shaping up …

Pulp+Wire Earns National Design Awards, Earns Slot in National Design Contest

By ann ewing on June 11, 2012, at 12:33 p.m.
PORTLAND | Pulp+Wire, one of Portland’s most prominent design and marketing firms, recently earned three national design awards in Graphic Design USA’s 2012 American Package Design Awards ( for its work on behalf of clients, Adventurous Joe Coffee, Mad Gab’s and Pleasant River Soap Company. The company was spotlighted …

Maine-Based Finn & Co. enjoys successful launch

By ann ewing on May 23, 2012, at 9:35 a.m.
GORHAM, Maine – Finn & Co. (, a new, luxury skin care line based in Maine, officially launched last month, and the products are already earning the attention of local retailers and high-profile beauty magazines. Meg Spencer, the line’s creator, announced that the upscale products, crafted with the finest carrier …

Maine-Based Planet Botanicals Earns “Best New Beauty Product” at 2011 Natural Products Expo East

By ann ewing on Nov. 01, 2011, at 9:51 a.m.
Fair Trade CertifiedTM Ethiopian Coffee Scrub Takes Top Honors; Company Launches New Products and Announces USDA Organic Certification. Westbrook, Maine – November 1, 2011 – Planet Botanicals ( a luxurious line of plant-based, USDA-certified organic and all-natural skin-care products, earned high marks at the 2011 Natural Products Expo East, the …