PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In a roundtable discussion Wednesday morning, small business owners from the greater Portland area met with staff members from Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud's office; their message: don't let a shutdown happen again.
The group ranged from coffee shop and brewery owners to those in real estate.
Rising Tide Brewing was planning to release a new beer outside of Maine, but they needed federal approval on the label of the beer.
Because of the shutdown, they never got it and now they're restricted to selling within state borders.
Owner, Heather Sanborn, says it's frustrating to be held back by the administration that's meant to help you.