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Maine Family Business Awards
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PORTLAND, ME – Fifteen finalists, employees and well wishers are anticipating the Maine Family Business Awards on May 16 when they will learn who has garnered honors in the 12th year of the Awards.
The event, at the South Portland Marriott, is an opportunity to network during a 5:30p.m. reception, and later hear from Howard “Howdy” Holmes, keynote speaker, CEO of family-owned JIFFY Mixes and a former Indy 500 racecar driver. The public is welcome and reservations are available for reception, dinner, and awards by dialing 207.797.7130 or go to The cost is $75 per person.
Hosted by the Institute for Family-Owned Business, the Awards showcases outstanding family businesses by naming three winners whose practices and strategies have impacted the business community.
There are nine finalists for the Maddy Corson Award (fewer than 25 employees): Brooks Garage, Robbinston; Cape Porpoise Lobster Company, Kennebunkport; Dean’sSweets, Portland; Eagle Rental, Waterville; Halcyon Yarn, Bath; Lee’s Family Trailer Sales & Service, Windham; LT’S Inc., Portland; My-FIT-24, Gorham; and Robert A. Skilling & Sons Excavation, Gray.
 Six for the Leon Gorman Award (25-plus employees): AlliedCook Construction, Portland; Bisson Transportation, Westbrook; CedarWorks, Rockport; Day’s Jewelers, Waterville; Pioneer Telephone, South Portland; and Port Harbor Marine, South Portland.
 All finalists are considered for the Shep Lee Award (community service).
The Institute is a non-profit organization whose dedication and support efforts are defined by workshops, consulting, and networking opportunities. The Website contains information for businesses interested in the Institute’s programs and membership.

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