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Lindsay (Gifford) Skilling

Lindsay (Gifford) Skilling, part of a fifth generation of ice cream makers, has led the family company as general manager since 2011 and now as CEO, as of this year. Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream recently completed the most significant expansion … Continue reading

Rodney McCrum

In the late 1990s Rodney McCrum, a fourth-generation potato farmer, teamed up with a group of other farmers to open a potato processing plant in Mars Hill. Now, 20 years later, the company employs 200 people and has added more … Continue reading

ZamZam Mohamud

ZamZam Mohamud, the first Somali immigrant to be on the Lewiston School Committee, has served a prodigious role in her adopted hometown since arriving in 2001. She’s a certified nursing assistant at Central Maine Medical Center, where she also works … Continue reading

Bob Moore

After 21 years with Dead River, Bob Moore is retiring as CEO of the heating fuel company. Moore says he stayed at the South Portland- based Dead River for more than two decades because the company and its 1,200 employees … Continue reading

Matthew Polstein

“I’m fortunate to wake up every morning looking across Millinocket Lake at Maine’s most iconic mountain, Katahdin,” says Matthew Polstein, president at the New England Outdoor Center. He founded the resort in 1982 as a whitewater rafting center. Like the … Continue reading

Reza Jalali

“As a human rights and civil rights activist, I find advocating for Maine’s newest immigrants a natural role, and a calling,” says Reza Jalali, an author and the coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of … Continue reading

Justin and Danielle Walker

“It is no secret that Justin and I are passionate about food,” says Danielle Walker, general manager at Earth at Hidden Pond, where her husband, Justin, is executive chef. “We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our ability to … Continue reading

Deborah Carey Johnson

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center, has been with the hospital for over four decades, beginning as a nurse and working her way up to president and CEO in 2004. A lifelong resident of the … Continue reading

Jonathan Bush

“There is a natural empathy fiber and empathy gene that exists in Maine, and I don’t know of other places where it exists,” says Jonathan Bush, CEO and president of athenahealth. The company, based in Massachusetts, provides internet-based services for … Continue reading

Fortunat Mueller

ReVision Energy cofounders Phil Coupe and Fortunat Mueller share the philosophy that a successful business can be used to create positive social change. The renewable energy contracting company became a Certified B Corporation last year, after meeting rigorous standards of … Continue reading