Governor's Award for Business Excellence

2015 Governor's Award for Business Excellence

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor's Award for Business Excellence. The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 27. Please find the nomination form and corresponding instructions here (DOC 3.9MB).

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence!

  • Kepware Technologies, Portland
  • Huhtamaki Inc., Waterville
  • GAC Chemical, Searsport
  • Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough
  • Winxnet, Portland
  • Priority Real Estate Group, Topsham
  • Hall Internet Marketing, Portland
  • Haven's Candies, Westbrook

Governor Paul R. LePage honored the recipients at an event at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on September 19. The Governor's Award for Business Excellence, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and sponsored by FairPoint Communications, recognizes Maine businesses that are successful in a variety of ways. "These businesses represent the best of the best here in Maine," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "All of these companies are committed to quality workmanship, maintaining a loyal and dedicated workforce, and giving back to the communities they do business in. Their leadership and direction is solid and I am honored to recognize their efforts and I thank them for doing business in Maine."

Since the program's inception in 1991, 132 companies across Maine have received this honor.

Past Events

2014 Governor's Award for Business Excellence winners left to right: Corky Ellis, Kepware Technologies; Ray McMullin, Huhtamaki Inc.; Mike Reed, FairPoint (Sponsor); George Gervais, Commissioner DECD; David Colter, GAC Chemical; Kent Peterson, Fluid Imaging Technologies; Chris Claudio, Winxnet; Jim Howard, Priority Real Estate Group; Tom Hall, Hall Internet Marketing; Haven's Candies (not pictured).