Special Sections

The following are BDN advertising supplements written by our advertising staff. Download the special sections as they appeared in print.

 
Frost tinges a young balsam fir growing in Franklin. Balsam fir, like trees native to Maine, are excellent candidates for planting in a yard as part of a natural landscape; already adapted to the state’s frigid winters and tough growing conditions, native trees can thrive where imported species struggle to survive.

Natural landscaping avoids many plant-related issues

By David Ffrench on April 11, 2014, at 8:23 a.m.
Among the initial DIY home-improvement projects that Mainers can undertake in spring is changing a home's decor by painting new color schemes on interior walls.

Undertake DIY home-improvement projects this spring

By Brandpoint on April 11, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.

Business bankers work with every sector of Maine economy

By Brian Swartz, on March 17, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
In late October 2011, Paige Case, a chemical engineering undergraduate student at the University of Maine, holds a container filled with biofuel oil made from cellulose in waste wood. The new process of creating biofuel was developed by UMaine professor Clayton Wheeler and his students.

Home-grown engineers key to Maine’s economy

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 13, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Eric Furry is the proprietor of Pro Libris, 10 Third St., Bangor.

Independent bookstores develop niches in changing times

By Dale McGarrigle, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development

Going green and saving green with cloud-based business phone systems

By Trevor Jones, GWI on March 13, 2014, at 2:07 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Angelisa Levesque, a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens/The Masiello Group, is the 2014 president of the Maine Association of Realtors.

Real estate career involves education, hard work

By Wanda Curtis, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Statistics indicate that sales of homes in Maine have risen in the last year.

Sales of existing family homes in Maine rose 13.6 percent last year

By Wanda Curtis, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
The Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (MEMIC) is located at 261 Commercial St., Portland. MEMIC provides workers' compensation insurance coverage for many Maine employers.

MEMIC makes workplace safety pay

on March 13, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
A construction worker installs an insulated concrete form at the new medical office building under construction for St. Joseph's Healthcare in Bangor. Consigli Construction introduced the innovative ICFs for the new 22,000-square-foot building.

Consigli Construction utilizes Insulated Concrete Forms for Bangor project

on March 13, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Lisa Giulianelli of Palmyra showcases her healthy oat tarts, among the various nutritional foods that she prepares for her business, Oats Any Time. Giulianelli graduated from the New Ventures Entrepreneurship Training offered by Women, Work and Community.

Embarking on New Ventures in business development

By Debra Bell, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development

An entrepreneur’s guide to starting a business

By Debra Bell, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Oxford Networks Data Center in Brunswick

High-tech data center brings the future to Maine

on March 13, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
 Representing three generations of the Cross family at the Cross Insurance office in Bangor are (from left) Jonathan Cross, Royce Cross, Brent Cross, Woodrow Cross, and Woodrow Cross II.

Successful insurance agency expands across New England

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 13, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
James Donnelly is the Machias Savings Bank executive president.

Business bankers work with every sector of Maine economy

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 13, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development

Economy could receive $2.02 billion shot in the arm

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 13, 2014, at 1:03 p.m.
Funeral & Estate Planning

Estate planning necessitates certain legal documents

By AARP.org on March 05, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
Funeral & Estate Planning
Stephen Burrill has been the superintendent at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor since 1992. He is the third generation of his family to serve in this position; his father, Harold S. Burrill Jr., was the superintendent from 1969-1992, and his grandfather, Harold S. Burrill Sr., was superintendent at Mount Hope Cemetery from circa 1930 to 1946.

A place called Mount Hope

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 05, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
Funeral & Estate Planning
Tracy J. Roberts is an attorney with Rudman Winchell.

Buyer beware of national online legal document services

By Tracy J. Roberts on March 05, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Funeral & Estate Planning
For many Mainers, a beloved pet becomes an important part of the family; for people living alone, a cat or dog represents interaction with another living creature and helps fill the avoid when no one else is around.

Loss of a pet can profoundly affect its owners

By Debra Bell, Special to BDN Maine on March 05, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.