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    January 18, 2020

    Bucksport Chamber hires new executive director

    The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced that Teri Doty has been appointed the new executive director of the organization, effective Jan. 7. According to the announcement, Doty has a marketing background with 18 years of experience in the publishing industry on both coasts. Plans call for her to work at strengthening the chamber's member base and forming civic and community partnersh...

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    January 15, 2020

    The Only Doughnut reopens after its first winter break

    It's been a little over a year since The Only Doughnut made its first appearance on the Belfast food scene, and the shop reopened Wednesday after its first winter pause. In the beginning, it was a booth at the United Farmers Market, putting a 21st-century spin on a traditional confection. Much has happened since November 2018. Inspired by an early fan base, owner Sally Jaskold and head baker Matt Wheeler, both of ...

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    December 1, 2019

    Camden National earns two awards for business lending

    The Finance Authority of Maine presented Camden National Bank with its “Lender at Work for Maine” Award Nov. 25. This is the bank's 10th FAME award. Camden National also received the 2019 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Award Nov. 15 for making "significant efforts" to increase the use of SBA loans and small businesses' access to capital. Over the past year, Camden National worked with ...

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    November 26, 2019

    Loyal Biscuit expands into new location

    After eight years in its space between Sweet Frog and Olympia Sports in Renys Plaza, Loyal Biscuit Co. simply ran out of room. When Sweet Frog closed in June, Loyal Biscuit owners Heidi and Joel Neal jumped at the opportunity to move one door down and double the size of their Belfast location. The new location, right next door, opened Nov. 14. The Neals have renovated the space and painted it with bright, upbeat ...

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    November 11, 2019

    SBA recognizes leading Maine lenders

    Bangor Savings Bank and Camden National Bank will be among SBA lenders to be honored Friday, Nov. 15, by the Maine district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA lender awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, at the Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. The event includes recognition for graduates of the SBA Emerging Leaders program and a presentation about the SBA Microloan program. In ...

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    November 4, 2019

    ReVision Energy named Clean Energy Company of the Year

    The Northeast Clean Energy Council has named ReVision Energy its Clean Energy Company of the Year. With Maine Gov. Janet Mills in attendance at NCEC's annual Green Tie Gala Oct. 17, ReVision Energy co-founder Fortunat Mueller accepted the award from NECEC founder and President Peter Rothstein. “Maine companies have a history of punching above their weight and ReVision Energy is proud to continue that tradition,” ...

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    October 21, 2019

    Camden Hills realtor celebrates 15 years of service

    Camden Hills Realty acknowledges 15 years of service by realtor Sandy Knowlton. "Sandy is very much a professional," said John Burgess, president and owner of Camden Hills Realty. "During her tenure, Sandy has participated in well over 200 transactions, mentored several young talents, completed over 150 hours of real estate education, as well as being a member of the National Association and Maine Association of ...

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    September 29, 2019

    Camden National Corp. recognized for financial services

    Camden National Corp., the parent company of Camden National Bank, has been named to the Sandler O'Neill Sm-All Stars Class of 2019. Camden National was one of 30 publicly traded banks and thrifts – and the only bank headquartered in New England – to be recognized. To earn Sm-All Star status, companies needed to have a market capitalization below $2.5 billion, a category that includes 394 depository institutions ...

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    August 16, 2019

    Bowen earns ACSR designation

    Amy Bowen, a business insurance account manager at Allen Insurance and Financial, recently achieved the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative in Commercial Lines from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Based in the company's office at 94 High St. in Belfast, Bowen has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2013. The ACSR designation program was developed to recognize ...

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    June 25, 2019

    Coyote Moon marks 30 years in downtown Belfast

    Michelle Walker's vision of a business through which customers reconnect with soul has become an icon. During the past 30 years the store has proven resilient through financial booms and busts and has been a keystone of downtown Belfast business. The beauty, calm and serenity that customers experience in Coyote Moon has nurtured a devoted following, Walker said, adding locals rely on the store, which is open ...

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