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    January 13, 2021

    SERVPRO announces new owner

    SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland has new ownership as of Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 13 press release, longtime owner Bill Frysinger of Northport has sold the franchise to a neighboring franchisee, Shawn Cox of SERVPRO of Bath/Brunswick, the two businessmen announced Jan. 13. The local SERVPRO team remains the same, and there are plans to add staff to the existing team. Frysinger, a former engineer who establish...

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    January 5, 2021

    Website design course offered for small businesses

    New Ventures Maine is launching an online "Grow Your Business Online" course designed to provide small business owners the tools, skills and mentorship to build a digital presence. This course is a partnership with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity and GoDaddy. "Grow Your Business Online" will be offered beginning Jan. 12 as an on-demand, online format. For participants who desire a facilitated experience...

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    December 7, 2020

    SBA recognizes Bangor Savings among leading lenders in Maine

    Bangor Savings Bank was among lenders recognized in an online ceremony Dec. 3 by the Maine district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Presentations about the use of SBA loan programs in acquisitions and changes in ownership of small businesses were part of the program. Bangor Savings Bank approved 37 loans in the 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program totaling over $3.4 million, making it the leading SBA 7(a) ...

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    November 13, 2020

    Regulators approve merger of Bangor Savings, DB&T

    Bangor Bancorp, MHC, parent company of Bangor Savings Bank, and Maine-based Damariscotta Bankshares Inc., parent company of Damariscotta Bank and Trust Company (DB&T), announced they received final approval Nov. 10 from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the final required regulatory approval for the banks' merger. The merger of DB&T into Bangor Savings Bank received approval from the Federal Reserve Oct. 22 and ...

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    October 27, 2020

    Scone Goddess expands into new production space

    The Scone Goddess officially opened its new production location at 21 Verona St. with a ribbon-cutting Oct. 22. "We are pretty excited to have this new space in order to offer curbside pickup of our fresh-baked scones, as well as more space for the production of our scone mixes in original and gluten-free recipes," owner Veronica Stubbs said in a press release. The Scone Goddess offers both wholesale and direct-to...

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    October 12, 2020

    Farming classes, grants available

    United Farmer Veterans of Maine has announced the following upcoming classes and grant information for farmers: Business Planning The FarmSmart Farm Business Planning class, developed in conjunction with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, was designed for farmers with at least two years' experience. The class is fully online and self-paced with 15 modules, and participants will gain ...

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    October 12, 2020

    Voting opens for 60th annual Chamber Awards

    The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce has named nominees for its 60th annual Chamber Awards and now seeks votes from members and the community at large for the businesses, organizations, and/or individual(s) they think are deserving of the awards. Online voting will be open through Sunday, Oct. 25. This year's awards will be presented for Business Growth, New Business, Hometown Heritage, Waldo County Business, ...

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    September 3, 2020

    First National Bank to acquire former DB&T branch

    First National Bank, a subsidiary of The First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: FNLC), and Bangor Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Bangor Bancorp, MHC, jointly announced today that the two banks have signed a definitive agreement for First National Bank to purchase the Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co. branch in Renys Plaza. As part of the transaction, First National Bank will acquire deposit accounts totaling approximately $16.5 ...

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    August 27, 2020

    Maine Maple Weekend rescheduled to Oct. 9-11

    The Maine Maple Producers Association announced that its postponed Maine Maple Sunday, traditionally held the fourth Sunday in March, will be held the weekend of Oct. 9-11. There will be new virtual elements and in-person experiences at a variety of sugar houses. The event will be held in conjunction with the new North American Maple Tour in the U.S. and Canada. "Based on guidelines from CDC and local government ...

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    August 24, 2020

    Young veteran takes reins of longtime business

    Even in challenging times, entrepreneurs press ahead and make things happen. In Belfast, a few new businesses have opened up or changed hands despite the uncertain retail environment, IMAGES Belfast LLC among them. Occupying the left side of the historic Steego Building at 15 Main St., IMAGES Belfast is a rebirth of the steadfast print and copy center and office supply shop that Belfast has come to rely on. ...

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