The following are BDN advertising supplements written by our advertising staff. Download the special sections as they appeared in print.
By Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
An important part of fulfilling the Chamber’s mission “To promote and advance a vital, healthy business environment” involves advocating for public policy that will help our region prosper and grow. Rather than react to what policy makers propose, the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce seeks to define its agenda and …
By Andy Hamilton on Jan. 24, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
This is an exciting time for our region, and the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will strive to create a still brighter future for us all through collaborative efforts with our business and community partners. The Chamber, through its affiliates (like BRLI, Fusion, Building Bridges, the Wellness Council) and its …
By John Porter on Jan. 24, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
More than four years ago the Board of Directors of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce began the process of remaking and revitalizing this organization. It was a process that started with a new strategic plan, and one that included the hard decision to change the professional staff leadership of …
By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 17, 2013, at 11:14 a.m.
When the Arena’s was not rockin’, the craft and trade shows were overflowin’ as the Cross Insurance Center brought multiple big-name acts, seminars, craft fairs, and other events to Bangor since opening last September. And the pace will not likely slacken into 2014, according to General Manager Mike Dyer of …
By Ardeana Hamlin, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 17, 2013, at 11:10 a.m.
BANGOR — Downtown Bangor expanded its restaurant offerings in October when the West Coast burrito took up residence on Main Street. Heather and Abe Furth, owners of Woodman’s Bar and Grille and Verve in Orono, opened the second Verve at 89-91 Main St. in Bangor. “It was a soft opening,” …
By Ardeana Hamlin, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 17, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Stillwater Avenue in the vicinity of the Bangor Mall witnessed something of a “boom” in building during 2013. The addition of retail businesses in the mall area began in March with the opening of Five Guys Burgers, a national franchise that first came to Maine when a store was opened …
By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 17, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
Bangor’s Main Street was a very different place 20 years ago. Back then, there was a struggling downtown, a decrepit waterfront full of tar residue, dilapidated buildings, and a dirty railroad yard. Lower Main Street was replete with old, shabby buildings. Near the Hampden line were a couple of hotels …
By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 17, 2013, at 10:27 a.m.
For the past several months things have been “looking up” at the Bangor Public Library as a contractor started replacing the facility’s original copper roof, which was installed more than 100 years. The staging surrounding the venerable library attracted the attention of passersby beginning in June, when workers from Bangor-based …
By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on Dec. 13, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.
When the Bangor Mall opened in 1978, Bangor’s downtown seemed doomed. The next few decades saw a decrease interest in the downtown; businesses came and went, and store fronts remained empty. But a few years ago, the tide seemed to finally turn for good. Now, most store fronts are occupied …
By David Fitzpatrick on Nov. 05, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
A new documentary airing on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network this month is one that’s sure to open the eyes — and the minds — of many. “A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD” focuses on Randy Liberty, a retired sergeant major and current sheriff of Kennebec County, …
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By Brian Swartz, Special to the BDN on April 10, 2013, at 5:02 p.m.
When the 5th Maine Infantry Regiment sought a doctor in the house in 1863, officers discovered that a medical student just would not do. The 1,000-odd men and boys who had marched to war with the 5th Maine two years earlier had encountered germs, diseases, Confederate bullets and viruses galore. …