Press Release

Maine Family Business Awards to be given on May 13

Contact: Gina Weathersby, executive director, 207.798.2667

PORTLAND, ME – Twelve finalists, with support from customers, employees and family, come together May 13 for the Maine Family Business Awards at the Marriott Hotel in South Portland.

Open to the public, reservations can be made for reception, dinner and awards, starting at 6 p.m. by dialing 207.797.7130 or go to The cost is $75 per person.

Hosted by the Institute for Family-Owned Business, in partnership with the law firm Verrill Dana, the Awards showcases outstanding family businesses whose strategies, practices and values impact the community.

The finalists are Agren Appliance & Television, Auburn; Butterfield Technologies, Portland; Central Street Farmhouse, Bangor; Close Buy Catalog, Portland; D. Cole Jewelers, Portland; Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth; Hannan’s Electric, South Portland; Karkos Group, Lewiston; Now You’re Cooking, Bath; The Maine Sportsman, Augusta; The Wolak Group, Falmouth; and Wizbe Innovations, Manchester.

Awards categories are Morong Falmouth for large companies (25-plus employees), Maddy Corson for fewer than 25 employees, Customer Service, First Generation and Innovation, a new award. All finalists are eligible for the Shep Lee Award for community service.

The Institute is a non-profit organization committed to supporting, strengthening, and empowering family-owned businesses through educational programs and networking opportunities that are scheduled throughout the year. For information go to the website or dial the Institute office at 207.798.2667.