Mainebiz Reports on Innovation Initiative Between Colby and CMGC

The Central Maine Growth Council has been selected to join the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, “which helps rural communities create digital economy jobs with an innovation hub strategy,” Mainebiz reports. Colby will partner the council as another component of its ongoing relationship with the city. “We’re eager to continue partnering with the Growth Council and others to advance...

Statewide Media Covers New Chocolate Store Announcement

Colby’s announcement that chocolatier Bixby & Co. will be opening a store and café in Waterville was covered by the Morning Sentinel Dec. 17.  “Bixby & Co., the Rockland-based chocolate maker, is set to open an artisan chocolate cafe and store this spring on Main Street in downtown Waterville, but the company is looking to bring more...

Opening of Alfond Commons on Front Page of Morning Sentinel

The headline reads “Colby students living in downtown Waterville dorm look forward to roles in community” on the Aug. 27 front-page story in the Morning Sentinel. The story highlights student residents Matt Reasor ’20 and Moeketsi Justice Mokobocho ’19, both of whom are community advisors (CA) in the residence, and their enthusiasm for the civic engagement requirement of...

Free Wireless Will Make Waterville’s Downtown Among Most Connected in Maine

Through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), Waterville will soon have free wireless in public spaces downtown, making access to the Internet available to all. The investment is designed to support local businesses and attract new ones, enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to downtown, and...

Downtown Development Adds Jobs, Money to Area

As the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons rapidly become a reality on Waterville’s Main Street, the brick cladding and spacious windows of the 100,000-square-foot apartment complex represent more than an upcoming infusion of activity on the street. The project has also brought a significant economic boon to the area. The Alfond Commons project alone...

MaineBiz Reports on Downtown Development Progress

In a story titled “Colby’s first Waterville downtown development piece is in place,” MaineBiz highlights the completed renovation of 173 Main Street. “There are some ways development progress is easy to measure,” MaineBiz reports Feb. 28. “For instance, a fully-occupied four-story, 22,000-square-foot building that had been mostly vacant for decades.” The story also tells of the historical connection the...