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Drive for Energy Independence Creates Rare Earth Dependence

The New York Times ran an interesting article today which you can find here: Business Day U.S. Called Vulnerable to Rare Earth Shortages By KEITH BRADSHER Published: December 15, 2010 A report from the Energy Department says that it could take 15 years to break American dependence on Chinese supplies...

Maine’s not on the Business Map

Jacques and I headed down to Boston yesterday to attend the Annual Venture Capital Gathering and Holiday Party at the Boston Harbor Hotel, co-sponsored by my former colleagues at Goodwin Procter along with PwC and Globespan Capital Partners.  Before the party we caught up with...

Hannukah Party

I attended a wonderful Hannukah Party last night.  Besides the delicious latkes and matzo ball soup, I was particularly heartened by two pieces of information that I gleaned through the many delightful conversations I had throughout the evening.  First, I had the pleasure of meeting Beth...

MTI Mixer

Last Wednesday night, Ethan, Jacques and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Maine Technology Institute's (MTI) 10th Annual Mixer.  In an earlier blog post we recounted a trip that Ethan and Jacques made to visit with the good folks at MTI.  That post...

Cranberry Island Kitchen Whoopie Pie Throwdown with Bobby Flay

We are thrilled that Opus clients, Carol Ford and Karen Haase of Cranberry Island Kitchen, will be "throwing down" with Bobby Flay to see who makes the best whoopie pie. The Throwdown will air next Wednesday, December 8 at 9pm ET/PT on the Food...

John Harker

Jacques and I had the pleasure of meeting with John Harker on Wednesday. John has worked for the Maine Department of Agriculture for 25 years advocating on behalf of Maine’s farmers. John’s work has included developing and administering business development programs like the...

Meeting with the Maine Technology Institute

Jacques and Ethan headed to Gardiner last Friday to meet with the good folks at the Maine Technology Institute (MTI).  If you're not familiar with MTI, you should check out their website @ www.mainetechnology.org. To paraphrase from the MTI website: MTI was established in 1999 by the...

Opus Consulting Group joins Movember

Jacques Santucci and Ethan Gamage, from Opus Consulting Group, have decided to donate their faces to raising awareness about cancers that affect men.  Their commitment is the growth of their moustaches for the entire month of “Movember”, which we know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter....

What is the difference between a Bookkeeper, Controller and CFO?

As a provider of part-time CFO and Controller services, the above question is usually the first question asked by potential clients.  Titles such as Bookkeeper, Controller and Chief Financial Officer(CFO) can get tossed around rather loosely in the small and medium size business world.  Today...

Maple’s Organics

"Organic ice cream maker heads south for more space",  a great article about Maple's Organics, an Opus CG client, in the Portland Press Herald....