Governor's Award for Business Excellence

Nominations Open for 2018 Governor's Award for Business Excellence

The Governor is seeking nominations for the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. Companies that have been in business in Maine for five or more years may be nominated or may nominate themselves. The Department of Economic and Community Development strongly encourages businesses of all sizes to apply. Completed nomination forms, available on DECD’s website at, are due to the Department by Friday, September 14, 2018. Winners will be notified prior to an award ceremony to be scheduled in the fall of 2018. For more information on the award, please visit or email Torrey Gray,

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence!

  • First National Bank
  • Caron Engineering
  • Rockport Automotive Inc.
  • International Grand Investment Corporation
  • CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies, LLC
  • Vets First Choice

During a Blaine House ceremony in December, these six outstanding Maine businesses were presented with a Governor's Award for Business Excellence. "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."

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. Since the program's inception in 1991, 152 companies across Maine have received this distinguished honor.