Maine Accounting Business Enjoys Growth Spurt

Renee Philbrook, who once ran a bookkeeping business at her Rockland, Maine, home while raising six children, now is CEO of her own business that serves clients from Maine to Oklahoma.

The Bangor Daily News, in a feature on Philbook, said she now employs 13 people and Philbrook & Associates has grown by 29 percent every year. She is doubling her office space to 4,000 square feet to accommodate the growth. Her clients include nonprofits, home health businesses, carpenters, contractors, restaurants and artists, the newspaper reported.