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Portland nonprofit to build $300K kids’ outdoor recreation center

16 Sep 2022

Rippleffect, a Portland-based nonprofit that promotes youth development and leadership through outdoor activities, is teaming with the Portland Public Schools to build a $300,000 children's outdoor recreation center.

Inc. 5000 ranks 12 Maine companies among fastest-growing in US

22 Aug 2022

Maine has once again landed a dozen businesses on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. One of our member brands, Sea Bags, has made the list!

$1M gift will help LifeFlight of Maine buy specialized medical equipment

18 Aug 2022

Just weeks after opening three training centers for its airborne first responders, LifeFlight of Maine can now further expand its capabilities through a $1 million gift that will buy specialized medical equipment. The LifeFlight Foundation received the gift to establish its first named, endowed fund, from the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation.

Senate bill seeks to improve access to Katahdin Woods and Waters

18 Aug 2022

News of the possible expansion of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was welcomed Wednesday by area businesses and users of the wilderness park in the Katahdin region.

Chimani partners with Pacifico and LOGE Camps to support The Conservation Alliance

18 Aug 2022

Check into points of interest and help donate up to $100,000 to The Conservation Alliance Yarmouth, ME – August 11, 2022 – Chimani, a leading developer of mobile apps for the travel and recreation industry, is proud to roll out its most significant update to its popular tool for exploring our country’s vast number of parks and public lands! The new version has been rebuilt from the ground up with a completely redesigned user interface. It also features expanded content with the inclusion of state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges.

Maine Outdoor Film Festival tweaks formula for 2022

29 Jul 2022

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, promoted as an annual celebration of adventure, conservation and the arts, used to take place at venues across the state before launching a Portland flagship event in 2020. The annual gathering raises money for Teens to Trails, a Brunswick-based nonprofit that connects young people to outdoor activities. With less than a week to go until opening night July 28, Mainebiz caught up with festival director Nick Callanan for a sneak preview and for his assessment of Maine's film industry.

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