New Brunswick Business Delegation To Maine

Opus Consulting Group is working with Atlantica Group LLC to welcome a business delegation from New Brunswick to Maine. On September 19 – 20, 2011, a business delegation from New Brunswick, Canada will be visiting Bangor and Portland, Maine with the goal of making productive connections...

“Intern”al Reflections

As a French and Economics double major at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, I had always wanted to work for a financial-services firm in Maine for the summer. Spending my summer here at Opus was one of the most informative and interesting summers of my life. I was fortunate enough...

Borders – final chapter!

In February, Borders Group and its bookstores filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  On July 19, 2011, Borders announced that Borders bookstores across the country will be liquidated, beginning as soon as Friday. Earlier this year, we posted on our Blog...

Couldn’t Agree More

Chuck Lawton gets to the heart of the matter re: Maine job creation: http://www.pressherald.com/business/another-maine-distinction-loss-of-employers_2011-05-29.html...

After Palm, RIM…

I have been an early adopter of the Palm technology and how it helped us in our daily business life, starting with the Palm Pilot then the Tungsten and finally my favorite pda the Treo...

Bad News, Good News for the Maine Economy

Opposite ends of the spectrum re: economic development in the Press Herald today: First, the bad news -- I had been hopeful that Phil Congdon would be an effective DECD Commissioner based on some early comments that he made.  It didn't take long to crush that...

Opus-Style Thinking from a Maine Government Official

The Press Herald ran an op-ed earlier this week by Judge Dana Hanley of the Probate Court who also spent ten years in the Maine House and Senate. Judge Hanley dishes out some Opus-style wisdom supported by a case study. Three cheers for...

Firehouse…

Do you know Firehouse Subs? 16 years after opening their first restaurant, the brand has grown to more than 415 restaurants in 21 states… Two firefighting brothers came together to create a new American icon in the restaurant business and in the sandwich industry.  With a family history of more...

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...