How the feds became the main patrons of the arts

Since its inception in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded grants totaling approximately $ 5 billion. A new federal arts venue support program called Save Our Stages will provide $ 15 billion. “It’s great that the federal government has finally recognized the economic power of the arts …

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The first federal community bank promotes employees

The First Federal Community Bank recently promoted employees Scott Finnell, Erick Stealey and Danielle Western. Finnell has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Credit. He has been a banker for 30 years. The bank grew its commercial loan portfolio from $ 36 million to $ 372 million and its …

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Tax compromises on PPPs are still inconclusive

The legislature is still trying to find a compromise to avoid taxing thousands of companies for the profit they made under the federal paycheck protection program. AUGUSTA, Maine – Three weeks after the Mills administration announced a plan to tax thousands of Maine businesses for a portion of their PPP …

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