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Mali and its Orange Money

Mali and its Orange Money

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel in Africa, particularly in Mali. The Republic of Mali, an independent country since 1960 was once, over 6 centuries ago, part of a powerful empire controlling gold and salt and other commodities, with cities like Timbuktu as...

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The State of Maine – The Ultimate Turnaround?

The State of Maine – The Ultimate Turnaround?

TMA Portland Maine Presents: State of Maine Finances - What's Ahead? Presented by: State of Maine Treasurer - Bruce Poliquin Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:30 – 9:00 AM Marriott at Sable Oaks 200 Sable Oaks Street Portland, ME With a new administration in place and just a few...

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The Y’s annual Adaptive Services Auction is coming up!

The Y’s annual Adaptive Services Auction is coming up!

Mark your calendars.  Save the date. And don’t forget - the Y’s annual Adaptive Services Auction is coming up! Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn 5 Park Street Freeport, ME All proceeds from this annual gala event will directly support the Casco Bay...

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Reflections on the Japan Crisis

Reflections on the Japan Crisis

As we continue to watch in sadness as the tragedy in Japan unfolds, I have been struck by how well prepared Japan was in minimizing the immediate human impact of the earthquake and tsunami.  While there has still been devastating tragedy on the local and family level, on a...

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Thinking Outside of the Lobster Pot

Thinking Outside of the Lobster Pot

Great article in the Press Herald today covering the Calendar Islands Maine Lobster Co.'s vertical integration efforts: http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine-lobster-moving-out-of-the-pot-into-new-dishes_2011-02-15.html Kudos to the principals for creative thinking in reacting...

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Cop-out Post

Cop-out Post

Things have been so active at Opus recently that I have to admit I don't have any fresh material that isn't confidential.  So I'm going to cop-out and post some of my favorite recent blog posts written by others: "Top 10 Reasons Small Businesses Fail"...

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