Governor LePage Congratulates Two Maine Businesses for Receiving Prestigious Award

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today congratulated Bow Street Market of Freeport for being chosen as 2013 Grocer of the Year - and GrandyOats of Brownfield for being selected as 2013 Producer of the Year during the recent 2013 Maine Food Means Business Summit.

Bow Street Market recently tripled the size of its downtown Freeport location, which currently employs nearly 100 people. GrandyOats is continuing to capitalize on recent success with its granola-producing facility and has become the single-largest employer in the rural - Western Maine Town of Brownfield.

“Both of these family-owned Maine businesses are doing it the right way,” said Governor LePage. “By investing in their employees and local communities, Bow Street Market and GrandyOats have sharpened their competitive edge and established a foundation for success and continued prosperity.”

In issuing his congratulations, Governor LePage reiterated his goal of continuing to fight for a better business climate here in Maine. “I want to see this kind of prosperity in industries large and small across our great state,” said the Governor. “We can do this, if we commit to making Maine as competitive as possible for private investment.”