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Small Business Week Recognized by Governor and Commissioners: DPFR Commissioner Presents Certificate to Falmouth Salon


May 16, 2014



Commissioner Anne Head of Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (DPFR) joined Governor Paul R. LePage and other state officials in recognizing the outstanding efforts and contributions of small business owners, operators and employees during Small Business Week, May 12-16, 2014.

“Small businesses throughout Maine are deserving of recognition and appreciation,” Governor LePage said. “They provide jobs, needed goods and services, and a strong foundation for Maine’s communities and economy. Those we visit and recognize during Small Business Week are representative of outstanding companies in each Maine town and city.”

As part of the week’s initiatives, Governor LePage and Commissioner Head issued and signed a Certificate of Appreciation to The Studio Upstairs for its contributions to the people and economy of Falmouth and surrounding communities. Commissioner Head presented the certificate today to Linda Lord, owner of the Cumberland County cosmetology salon.

“Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is pleased to join the Governor and other officials in celebrating our State’s vibrant, creative and indispensable small businesses,” Commissioner Head said. “My recognition of The Studio Upstairs is meant to honor all those businesses and individuals licensed by my Department who benefit Maine families and communities by offering exceptional services.”

Commissioner Head noted that DPFR licenses and regulates thousands of businesses and individuals in the insurance, banking & credit union, securities and other financial services industries. The Department also licenses an additional 100,000 individuals in nearly 40 other professions and occupations. She used today’s Small Business Week announcement to encourage individuals who wish to become licensed to contact DPFR or her office directly for information and assistance.

“The Department stands ready to help any individual or business to become licensed and meet all necessary requirements for providing services to the public, in order to realize their professional and business goals,” Commissioner Head added.

More information and assistance is available at www.maine.gov/pfr or by calling 207-624-8525.