NEWPORT, Maine — Newport business owner Lisa Giulianelli’s Oats Any Time, O.A.T. Fruit Filled Crumb Tarts, recently were included in a Taste of Maine event, hosted by U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, at a Capitol Hill reception arranged by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The spring event included more than 20 Maine farms, restaurants, breweries, distilleries and vineyards, showcasing an array of Maine’s many culinary products in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. Taste of Maine featured Maine Wild Blueberry and Maine Cranberry O.A.T. Crumb Tarts.
“After just a year in business, it was a quite an honor to be included in the event,” said Giulianelli.
Before founding Oats Any Time in 2012, Giulianelli spent more than 32 years in the travel and hospitality industry in southern California, Chicago and most recently in Maine where she launched Executive Cottages in 2010 as a residential extended-stay option for business travelers. When the economy soured and the travel and hospitality industry downsized, Giulianelli looked for ways to reinvent herself. She credits the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community with helping her start her new Oats Any Time business.
“With all her travel industry experience, Lisa had a great business sense from the very first class she took,” said Jane Searles, North Central Regional Manager for WWC. “We were happy to help her with small-business tools and are thrilled that Oats Any Time is another WWC success story.” Giulianelli is a member of the WWC Ambassadors Club and is on the board of directors of the Newport Cultural Center.
O.A.T. Crumb Tarts are both gluten-free and vegan. With more than 21 options, O.A.T. Crumb Tarts are home milled in small batches, baked fresh to order and sold locally at the Natural Living Center in Bangor, and Bud’s Shop ’n Save in Newport and Pittsfield. They also are sold online and are available for shipping nationwide from OatsAnyTime.com or by special order at 207-341-0623.