Author: Derek Miller

Wharf Street, Portland Maine

Industry Spotlight: Hospitality

January 27, 2022

Hospitality & Tourism in Maine: Maine’s hospitality and tourism market generates an average of $11 billion annually and is one of the state’s largest economic sectors. Portland is at the center of this sector as Maine’s largest city and one of the state’s biggest draws. Last year, I highlighted the pandemic-related challenges faced by Portland’s bustling restaurant industry. Twelve months … Continue reading Industry Spotlight: Hospitality

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“Winter is Coming” for Al Fresco Dining in Maine

October 27, 2020

If the title of the article didn’t give it away, I am a big fan of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. The Starks of Winterfell were known for a saying that always came true in the story’s fictional setting of Westeros, as it does in the beautiful state of Maine, and that is: “winter is coming.”

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Western Commercial Street, Portland

January 6, 2020

Portland’s Eastern waterfront area has been the subject of much press recently, and deservedly so. The neighborhood has undergone a tremendous amount of growth in a short period. This part of Portland has seen a boom of hotels, residential development, and office buildings housing some of Maine’s largest companies. The southwest corner of downtown, where the Old Port and West … Continue reading Neighborhood Spotlight: Western Commercial Street, Portland

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Spotlight: New Developments in the Greater Portland Area

April 11, 2019

Strong demand and real estate fundamentals have continued to drive a development boom in the Greater Portland area. Interest from local, regional, and national tenants looking to expand and attract new talent has created a wave of projects across the city. The hospitality sector continues to lead the charge with office not far behind. Below we highlight some new projects … Continue reading Spotlight: New Developments in the Greater Portland Area

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Let’s Meet!

August 6, 2018

The Right Way to Start a Business Relationship Business relationships by nature are created out of necessity and utility—a task that needs completing. When starting a new business relationship, the most important (and a sometimes underrated) part of the process is meeting in person. While it’s possible to work together while skipping this step, it can lead to problems of … Continue reading Let’s Meet!

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