Maine Small Business Coalition

Angus King

Welcome Center will integrate immigrants, incubate new businesses

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Senator Angus King and Portland City Councilor Pious Ali helped open a new Immigrant Welcome Center in downtown Portland. The Welcome Center provides a

Maine Small Business Coalition

Maine business owners oppose Trump’s attempt to weaken health and safety rules

The Maine Small Business Coalition has submitted a letter to the offices of Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, signed by a hundred Maine small business owners, asking them to

health care

It’s time to protect and expand Medicaid, say Maine business owners

Lewiston-area business owners gathered this week at Grace Street Recovery Services, an opioid addiction treatment center, to share why they believe preserving and expanding Medicaid coverage is not only critical

state budget

Maine small business owners speak in defense of successful referendum to tax the wealthy

At a marathon budget hearing at the State House on Monday, members of the Maine Small Business Coalition waited until late into the evening to testify before the Taxation Committee

health care

Maine small business owners head to Washington to save the ACA

Nine small business owners from across Maine traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with the state’s congressional delegation and request that they vote to preserve the core of

small business

Maine small business owners ask Sen. Collins not to repeal health coverage

On Thursday at the headquarters of Portland manufacturer Zootility Tools, Maine small business owners shared why they support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and called on the state’s congressional delegation,

fair wages

Maine minimum wage victory a bright spot for progressives in a dark election

Even as an unexpected conservative wave lifted Republican Donald Trump to the presidency and swamped down-ballot races across the country, the success of a set of left-leaning ballot measures in

Every Child Matters

Three things your restaurant boss won’t tell you about raising Maine’s minimum wage

The subminimum wage for tipped workers is a shady and often-misunderstood aspect of Maine’s labor laws. Most Mainers don’t realize that workers who receive at least $30 a month in

human rights

Small business owners back Question 2 and Penobscots protest a pipeline

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Will Ikard of the Maine Small Business Coalition joins Mike as a guest host to discuss Question 2, the referendum to increase school funding

Chris Lu

Bangor business owners to Deputy Secretary of Labor: ‘It’s time to raise the minimum wage’

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu visited Fork & Spoon in downtown Bangor on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion with local business owners, community advocates and workers on the

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