Five area business and economic leaders with insight into Maine’s growing craft beer industry will participate in, “More Than Just Beer: How the Brewing Industry Impacts the State of Maine.”  This panel discussion will take place at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on Thursday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Brewing Industry’s Economic Impact on Maine to be Examined at Husson University

By Eric B. Gordon on April 11, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.

Selling visitors center in Houlton challenging, says marketer

By Jen Lynds on April 11, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
“Getting someone up here to take a hard look at this has been challenging.”

Maine Small Business Development Centers celebrates 40 years of helping Maine’s businesses succeed, Receives praise from national and state leaders

By Maine SBDC on April 11, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
A map of the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road, where a solid waste recycling and biofuels processing facility is built in Hampden.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant to get $45 million in tax-free financing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
The Finance Authority of Maine has agreed to back a future waste-to-energy plant in Hampden by providing access to $45 million in tax-exempt bond money.
Jaclyn Silk

Jaclyn Silk joins Bangor Savings Bank as assistant VP and branch manager on State Street

on April 11, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.

Deadline for Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year Nominations is April 21

By Jon Gulliver on April 11, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
Bangor was named one of the state's most affordable cities in which to purchase a home; Portland was the least.

Here’s where to find the most affordable homes in Maine

By Darren Fishell on April 11, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Among the state’s biggest cities, Bangor rated as the most affordable in the last year; Portland was the least affordable, by far.

Wall Street ends choppy session up slightly; energy helps

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Reuters on April 11, 2017, at 6:09 a.m.
U.S. stocks ended a choppy session slightly higher on Monday as gains in energy shares offset losses in financials ahead of quarterly corporate earnings later this week.

New Hope for Women offers Support Group in Boothbay area

By Diane on April 10, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
Companies promising electricity savings to Maine homeowners have instead cost them millions since ramping up operations in 2012, a Bangor Daily News investigation has found.

Maine moves closer to shielding electricity customers from sticker shock

By Darren Fishell on April 10, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
The Maine House and Senate will soon vote whether to enact new consumer protections for Maine electricity customers.
L to R: Miranda Ward, Progress Center, Melissa Rock, Androscoggin Bank, Jennifer Putnam, Progress Center

Four Maine Nonprofits Receive First Quarter Grants from Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation

By Marnie Grumbach on April 10, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
A journalist walks toward a modified Nissan Leaf, driverless car, during its first demonstration on public roads in Europe, in London, Britain Feb. 27, 2017.

Quarter of miles traveled in the US by 2030 seen as driverless

By Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News on April 10, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
A quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, setting off a seismic shift that will upend the auto industry, according to a new study.
The main entrance of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Saving ailing hospitals created fiscal strain for Eastern Maine Healthcare

By Jackie Farwell on April 08, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
If a major credit rating agency follows through on a downgrade to EMHS, the hit would reverberate throughout the extensive financial ties that bind the hospital network.
Colorful corals and anemones in west Jordan Basin are pictured in this photo taken in the summer of 2014 by coral researchers.

Proposed closure of coral grounds in Gulf of Maine has lobster industry on edge

By Bill Trotter on April 08, 2017, at 7:50 a.m.
“This is a serious as a heart attack,” Terry Stockwell said. “This is a big deal for us all.”

Weather dampens US job growth; unemployment rate drops to 4.5 pct

By Lucia Mutikani, Reuters on April 08, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.
U.S. job growth slowed sharply in March amid continued layoffs in the embattled retail sector, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near 10-year low of 4.5 percent suggested labor market strength remained intact.

‘A really great idea’: Alfond Foundation likes supporting Husson

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
Pictured are town manager John Davis (L) and Town Council Chairman Mike Madore (R)

Millinocket unveils new website as part of branding initiative

By jessica masse on April 07, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Pictured are town manager John Davis (L) and Town Council Chairman Mike Madore (R)

Town of Millinocket launches new website as part of branding initiative

By jessica masse on April 07, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.

Husson gets $4 million pledge to help add building to campus

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.

Subsidized Jonesboro biomass plant spent days offline in March

on April 07, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Stored Solar’s Jonesboro biomass plant — the one with “invoicing disputes” that loggers called not getting paid — was basically idle for the last week of March.

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