Title

Approximately one-third of Maine businesses are owned by women. With a look at

Authors

Kaitlin Thomas

Source

Salt

Date

1-2000

Pages

112-123

Abstract

Approximately one-third of Maine businesses are owned by women. With a look at the self-made, Portland-based businesses of Magda Adrien, 30, a native of Haiti and owner of Adrien's Society, which makes bras for larger women; Madeline "Maddy" Corson, 60, publisher and chairman of the board of Guy Gannett Communications, a family-held company that is the largest communications company in Maine; Gabriella Melchionda, owner of Mad Gab's, a lib balm business she started as a hobby and tries to guide by an ideal of "enlightened capitalism;" and Pam Plumb, a former Portland mayor and director of Portland Landmarks, who began her consulting business when she was in her 40s.

Subjects

Adrien's Society Portland, Guy Gannett Communications, Mad Gab's Elephant Lube, Women in business, Adrien, Magda, Corson, Madeleine G, Melchionda, Gabrielle, Plumb, Pamela

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