Posts Tagged: Business

  • Coffee Express closing Tuesday

    Coffee Express closing Tuesday

    ELLSWORTH — The Coffee Express location in Ellsworth will be closing its doors for good at noon on Tuesday, March 31. The closing was announced via a note posted at the store and on its Facebook page. Owner Laura-jean Eckard confirmed the closing in a phone call this week, but declined to talk about why

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces promotions

    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently announced several promotions.       Terry Tracy has been promoted to vice president of retail banking operations. Tracy joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 1992 as a vacation teller, transitioning to part-time then full-time Teller, working at the Ellsworth branch. From there she worked in deposit operations,

  • Auction held at Bucksport mill

    Auction held at Bucksport mill

    BUCKSPORT — Thousands of items were on the auction block this week, as the company that bought the local paper mill from Verso Paper Corp. earlier this year comes closer to demolishing the hulking facility. AIM Development, a Montreal-based scrap metal recycler that’s demolished several paper mills in the United States, held the auction as

  • Bucksport chamber hands out annual awards

    Bucksport chamber hands out annual awards

    BUCKSPORT — When this town was down a town manager early last year, it looked to three employees, as well as Mayor and Town Councilor David Keene, to divvy up the administrative duties. Those employees were Town Clerk Kathy Downes, then-Finance Director Katherine Hickson and Economic Development Director Dave Milan. In part because of their

  • Ellsworth Chamber announces nominees for annual business awards

    Ellsworth Chamber announces nominees for annual business awards

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for three award categories, with the winners to be announced at the chamber’s annual meeting in May. The categories are new chamber business, revitalization and customer service. Chamber members made their nominations in each category earlier this year, and a selection committee picked

  • Sweet Pea Gardens under new ownership

    Sweet Pea Gardens under new ownership

    SURRY — Sue Keating has sold Sweet Pea Gardens, including the storefront in the village, to Rebecca Bell of Brooklin. In a press release, Keating stated that Ray Levesque of Surry will be joining Bell in the venture. “Together they plan to continue building on the reputation we have built for service and design and

  • State lists top lottery ticket sellers

    State lists top lottery ticket sellers

    ELLSWORTH — The fried chicken isn’t the only hot commodity at Tideway Market in Hancock. Lottery tickets fly off the shelves just as quickly. Once again, the Route 1 one-stop shop sold more lottery tickets than any other vendor in Hancock County. Tideway had a total of nearly $447,772.50 in sales. Total sales are a

  • Spring job fair one of the largest in the state

    Spring job fair one of the largest in the state

    ELLSWORTH — Employers and prospective employees flocked to the Mill Mall on March 18 for the Hancock County Spring Job Fair. Three dozen businesses were there, making the job fair one of the largest in the state according to a news release from Governor Paul LePage’s office. He called that “proof that employers are hiring.”

  • Injunction may ease H2B visa logjam

    Injunction may ease H2B visa logjam

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unopposed motion for an injunction clearing the way for the federal government to resume issuing H2B visas critical for staffing Maine’s summer tourism businesses was filed in federal court here Tuesday. The move could affect more than 200 people employed by Mount Desert Island hotels and restaurants. According to Greg Dugal,

  • Grasshopper Shop going out of business

    Grasshopper Shop going out of business

    ELLSWORTH — A long-running downtown business will close its doors for good in less than a month. The Grasshopper Shop of Ellsworth announced Friday that it is going out of business. Its last day of operation will be Saturday, April 11. Owner Elizabeth McMillan said Monday the decision to close the store was not made lightly