Mainer testifies at Senate hearing on ‘encore entrepreneurs’

A Maine entrepreneur was scheduled on Wednesday to appear before a joint Senate hearing to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing seniors who start their own businesses. Elizabeth Isele, a part-time Portland resident, spearheads two organizations that provide resources to “encore entrepreneurs,” which is a term I like for individuals planning to start a business after […]

White House to serve Maine trout tonight

At the White House this evening, guests attending the state dinner for French President François Hollande will have the opportunity to try smoked trout from Maine. According to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office, the smoked trout comes from Ducktrap River of Maine on Belfast. It will be the only Maine product served at the state dinner, which […]

Miyake Diner opens tonight

Back in July 2013, I reported on Masa Miyake’s plans to open his third Japanese restaurant in Portland. After some delays, Miyake Diner will open Monday night, according to Miyake’s blog. The new restaurant joins the eponymous Miyake on Fore Street and Pai Men Miyake in Longfellow Square. Miyake Diner, though, is special because it marks Masa Miyake’s […]