Nominations Open for the 2013 Governor's Award for Business Excellence

~ Annual award program recognizes for-profit companies that demonstrate high levels of attentiveness and dedication to service ~

For Immediate Release – Jan. 2, 2013

Media Contact: Drew Morris drew.morris@maine.gov; 207-624-9812

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Governor's Award for Business Excellence.

Business excellence is epitomized by a balanced combination of manufacturing and service excellence and a steadfast commitment to employees, customers and the community. This award is presented to for-profit companies that consistently demonstrate high levels of attentiveness and dedication in these areas.

"The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence showcases business innovation and spirit that has earned Maine a reputation for top-quality workmanship, service and a commitment to excellence," DECD Commissioner George Gervais said. "We encourage all of Maine’s for-profit businesses to get involved."

Companies that have been in business in Maine for five or more years may be nominated or may nominate themselves. DECD strongly encourages businesses of all sizes to apply. Completed nomination forms, available on DECD’s website here, are due to the department by Friday, Feb. 15. Winners will be notified prior to an award ceremony to be scheduled in the spring of 2013.

The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence was created in 1991, and 117 companies to date have received the award. DECD is proud to administer the excellence awards and to work with a selection committee comprised of past award recipients and business people. For more information on the award, please visit here or email Brian Doyle, Governor’s Account Executive.

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