Insurance Automation Group moves to Larrabee Road

Insurance Automation Group moved to a new office space at 207 Larrabee Road in Westbrook. The move was made to accommodate the software company’s expanding staff. Insurance Automation Group develops software that helps firms automate time-consuming and costly challenges. 

Cheney Insurance makes three marketing moves

Cheney Insurance of Damariscotta announced a new website, a new logo and a new partnership with North American Insurance Services. The changes are part of a strategy intended to improve Cheney Insurance’s marketing capabilities. Visit the new website at

Lots of Learning Academy gains state accreditation

The state of Maine approved the accreditation of Lots of Learning Academy in Windham. The new school is a private full-day kindergarten. For more information contact Marcia Black at 207-310-4711. 

Putney Inc. now supplies generic carprofen for pets

Putney Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company, now supplies FDA-approved carprofen caplets to VetCentric. VetCentric is a national pharmacy that works with veterinarians to provide home delivery of pet medicines. Putney Inc.’s new drug is a generic that costs 60 percent less than branded carprofen caplets. 

Brunswick bus company opens Maine Street station

The Brunswick Explorer, a bus service based in Brunswick, opened Maine Street Station July 1. The new station will be the operations and ticketing center for the bus route. The Brunswick Explorer will eventually have 12 stops in the Brunswick-Bath area. 

Two new businesses open, one moves in Ogunquit

The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce announced two new business openings and one location change for the month of July. Banditos Burritos, 68 Shore Road, serves Mexican dishes. Ogunquit Beach ‘n’ Sport moved to 68 Shore Road where it will continue to sell beach items. Herringbones Design Shop, at 309 Shore Road, sells Maine arts and antiques. 

Keffler Insurance in Caribou joins with United Insurance

Kieffer Insurance in Caribou merged with United Insurance on June 2. The merger will help provide better costumer care and prices for Kieffer Insurance’s costumers. 

Perkins Thompson lawyer begins blog on elder law

Phil Hunt, a lawyer at Perkins Thompson in Portland, launched a blog on Maine Estate Planning and Elder Law. The blog can be accessed at

Amy Sneirson to specialize in special education law

Amy Sneirson has established a new law practice in Yarmouth focused on education law. Her practice specializes in helping parents advocate for their children’s disability-related needs in Maine’s schools and Child Development Services. Sneirson began her career as an attorney in 1995 and spent more than nine years litigating cases involving state and federal education and disability laws. Sneirson can be contacted at

Tech-security firm Inlution opens business in Easton

Inlution, Inc., an integrated technology solutions firm, opened in Easton July 14. Inlution specializes in customized security solutions and technology for home heating and air conditioning. For more information visit

New nonprofit uses horses to foster mental health

A new non-profit organization, Work of Heart: Horse as Mentor, provides direct mental health and experiential learning services to the public. The non-profit will also help educate, research and disseminate information about the psychosocial healing and growth benefits of the connection between horses and humans. For more information call 751-7708 or visit

New website offers coupons for use at local companies

A new Portland based online company launched July 8. The website will feature coupons from locally owned businesses in Maine and New Hampshire. Users will be able to print the coupon in their home for future use. For more information visit

Northeast Charter & Tour updating its vehicle fleet

Northeast Charter & Tour Company, based in Lewiston, is investing more than $1 million to expand its fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles. The new motor coaches will reduce fuel consumption by more than 3 miles per gallon relative to older models. In addition, the company announced a five-year partnership to provide transportation for Auburn/Lewiston YMCA. 

Good Shepherd Food Bank opens Portland warehouse

Good Shepherd Food Bank opened a new warehouse and distribution center at Pine Tree Industrial Parkway in Portland. The 20,000-square-foot building will be used to help supply food to more than 140 food pantries, soup kitchens, after-school programs and shelters in Cumberland and York counties. 

Bailey & Elliot Consulting moves into Yarmouth office

Bailey & Elliot Consulting moved into a new office at 325 Main St. in Yarmouth. The consulting specialties offered include aviation, business management, conflict resolution, image consulting, and more. 

French, Landry join to open construction company

Kevin French and Denis Landry announced have created a partnership that will provide professional construction services to clients throughout the state. Together French and Landry have more than 50 years of experience in Maine’s commercial construction industry. The new company is called Landry/French Construction and is located at 68 Mussey Road in Scarborough. 

Evergreen Garden Center opens business in Portland

Evergreen Garden Center opened for business in early July at 301 Forest Ave. in Portland The new store sells indoor and outdoor gardening supplies and equipment. In addition, the store carries specialty items such as hydroponics systems, organic soils and other botanical care equipment. For more information on store hours and merchandise call 761-2803.