Business

  • SBA Loan Aids Gallery

    MOUNT DESERT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a $19,400 Economic Injury Disaster Loan to the owners of Smart Studio art gallery in Northeast Harbor to help cover losses resulting from the fire that destroyed several Main Street buildings and caused smoke damage to the gallery on July 29, 2008.   Loans

  • Ecotourism Definition Discussed

    BAR HARBOR — The future of ecotourism was discussed by a panel of local experts during a session that was part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival on Sept. 17.   In a session at College of the Atlantic, panel members discussed the benefits and pitfalls of ecotourism. Last weekend’s festival was held up as

  • Business/Professional Briefs

    RainWise Inc. of Bar Harbor, one of the leading manufacturers of weather monitoring systems in the United States and abroad, has been awarded a manufacturing contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.   RainWise has developed a special upgrade kit for the over 2,500 precipitation gauges located throughout the country. The

  • Camden is Tops

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corporation has been named the 11th best performing mid-tier bank in the nation by USBanker magazine. As well, for the seventh consecutive year, Camden National Corporation has been ranked among the top 100 publicly traded mid-tier banks nationwide. Camden National Corporation, the parent company of Camden National Bank and Acadia Trust,

  • BHBT All-Stars

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has announced that Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., a prominent national research and financial advisory firm, has selected BHB for inclusion in its Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars – Class of 2009, which includes only 30 financial institutions nationally. The objective

  • Business/Professional Brief

    Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, recently announced that Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., a prominent national research and financial advisory firm, has selected the company for inclusion in its Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars —Class of 2009.   The list includes 30 financial institutions nationally. The objective of the

  • Advocate Leads Walk

    BAR HARBOR — Local elected officials, planning board members, town managers, Maine DOT officials, state legislators and others attended a breakfast and walk on Tuesday morning with Mark Fenton, renowned pedestrian and bicycle advocate and an authority on public health and community planning.   The ACHIEVE program, a partnership between the MDI YMCA and Healthy

  • MDI Rotary Roundup Quietside Club Proposed

    BAR HARBOR — MDI Rotary invites anyone interested in forming a Rotary Club in Southwest Harbor to attend a kick-off meeting at Chow Maine on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The new club would provide a more convenient way for those living on the western side of the island to become involved

  • Business/Professional Brief

    Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice recently announced that Maureen Giffin, RN, of Surry has accepted the position of community relations liaison. Giffin most recently held the position of hospice manager.  In her new role, Giffin will provide education about home care and hospice services to physicians, nurses, hospital and nursing facility personnel and the general

  • Business/Professional Brief

    The Island Astronomy Institute recently announced the appointment of Jim McKenna to its board of directors. McKenna earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography in 1996, and is an associate professor of marine biology at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. The institute was recently enlisted to present