State seeks business excellence nominees

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.

“Every year I look forward to recognizing Maine businesses that go above and beyond and demonstrate a commitment to investment, innovation, employees, and communities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. 

Candidates should exhibit a combination of manufacturing and service excellence and a steadfast commitment to employees, customers and the community. This award is presented to for-profit companies that consistently demonstrate high levels of attentiveness and dedication in each of these areas.

“For the past 25 years, the GovernCompanies that have been in business in Maine for five or more years may be nominated or may nominate themselves. DECD strongly encourages businesses of all sizes to apply. Completed nomination forms are available on DECD’s website at, and are due by Friday, July 29.


Winners will be notified prior to the award ceremony, which will be scheduled this fall.