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Sahro Hassan (center) surrounded by friends and family modeling her designs. Reporter Tracy Mumford, April 28, 2014 Sahro Hassan sticks out, which is hard to do when you’re maybe five feet tall. This girl wears cheetah print on cheetah print. Her skirt’s like a disco ball. Sahro is a Somali immigrant, one of thousands who immigrated to the United […]


Lisbon Street Revitalized by Renovation

by Connor Regan on July 19, 2013

  Lisbon street is being transformed as entrepreneurs take up shop in vacant buildings. With more and more inquires about renovating other old downtown buildings, this movement is far from over. Argo marketing group considered many factors before choosing Lisbon Street. When Argo Marketing Group found itself in a position to expand operations, the company […]


What Ales You, Baxter Brewing Prospers

by GeneGeiger on June 14, 2013

Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston is celebrating a lot of success – and it has expanded to meet demand. “We are in the middle – well, actually on the tail end – of a 400-percent brewery expansion,” owner Luke Livingston said last week. “I think my business plan was strong and detailed for my first […]

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Lessons From Entrepreneurs

by GeneGeiger on July 8, 2012

Prepare to Suffer – and Other Lessons of Small Business Entrepreneurship By Chip Morrison, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce At a recent Trade Show Breakfast, four local business entrepreneurs shared their secrets of success.  Panelists were Eric Agren of Fuel, Kathie Leonard of Auburn Manufacturing, Scott Riccio of Northeast Charter andTours, and Peter Rinck of […]

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A City Of Immigrants

by GeneGeiger on July 2, 2012

Lewiston/Auburn was built by immigrants — Irish, Canadians, Jews from Europe, and others.  This article explains why they were and are the drivers a community's growth.  This rationale is why the Future Forum has taken a strong position in favor of a welcoming in-migration policy and program. Immigrants and Small Business June 30, 2012 Immigrants […]

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