MEDIA ADVISORY: LePage Administration Celebrates Small Business Week

AUGUSTA – Small businesses are the backbone of Maine’s economy. As part of National Small Business Week, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner George Gervais will join other members of the LePage Administration this week in celebrating Maine small businesses.

“We appreciate our small businesses and recognize the important role they play in driving the success of our economy,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “My Administration remains committed to creating and maintaining an environment where private investment is welcome and where more Mainers have the ability to earn a good paycheck.”

On Tuesday, May 13 DECD Commissioner George Gervais will visit several small businesses in Cumberland and York County.

“This is our opportunity to thank them for doing business in our state,” said Gervais. “Many small businesses across Maine are expanding and we want them all to know they have an ally in Augusta, a Governor who continues to go to bat for them.”

According to the latest figures provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA), 97 percent of businesses in Maine have fewer than 500 employees, which classify them as a small business.

Below is a list of visits scheduled for Commissioner Gervais on Tuesday May 13 as of release time.

• 8:15 a.m. – Gelato Fiasco – 2 Industry Rd., Brunswick • 9:15 a.m. – Maine Distilleries – 437 U.S. Route 1, Freeport • 10:00 a.m. – DeLorme – 2 DeLorme Dr., Yarmouth • 11:00 a.m. – Maine Standards Company – 221 U.S. Route 1, Cumberland • 12:00 p.m. – Portland Yacht Services – 58 Fore St., Portland • 1:30 p.m. – Allagash International – 1 Madison St., South Portland • 2:30 p.m. – Wentworth Technology – 77 Industrial Park Rd., Saco • 4:00 p.m. – winxnet – 68 Marginal Way – Portland

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DECD Commissioner to Visit Several Small Businesses - Tuesday, May 13