Impact of AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative: $22M

GREENVILLE — The Appalachian Mountain Club’s spending on activities such as land conservation, sustainable forestry, construction, trails, programs and salaries in the Moosehead Lake and 100-Mile Wilderness region has contributed nearly $16 million to the Piscataquis County economy and $22 million to the Maine economy since its Maine Woods Initiative was launched in 2003, according to a new economic impact report. Read More »

Word with the Boss: Customer service comes first for Bristol Seafood chief Peter Handy

Peter Handy says he’s been “inching his way toward Maine” since his birth in California, college in Philadelphia and work on Wall Street. He has finally arrived, promoted last week from vice president of business development to president and chief executive officer of Bristol Seafood. The 24-year-old company, located on the Portland Fish Pier, has 85 employees and about $40 million in annual sales of haddock, cod, mussels and scallops. Read More »