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5/17/12 - Save the Date: SBA Annual Awards Luncheon


Please join us for the SBA's Annual Awards Luncheon on May 17 at the Augusta Civic Center

On May 17, 2012 Maurice Dube, District Director for the Small Business Administration, will present this year’s awards to Maine’s Small Business Person of the Year and Champion Winners at a luncheon hosted by the Women’s Business Center at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME from 11:00 to 2:00 pm.The cost for the luncheon is $35.00 per person.We will send out registration link/info on April 23rd.
This year’s winners are:
Michael R. Cote, Maine Small Business Person of the Year
President & CEO
Look’s Gourmet Food Co. Inc.
Whiting, ME
Nominated by Harold Clossey, Sunrise County Economic Council
Howell Laboratories &  Division Shively Labs, Small Business Exporter Award
Shively Labs
Bridgton, ME
Nominated by Dale Ladner, Shively Labs
Kate & Steve Shaffer, Home-Based Small Business Champions
Black Dinah Chocolatiers
Isle Au Haut, ME
Nominated by Ruth Cash-Smith, Women’s Business Center
Harold W. Clossey, Financial Services Champion for Maine and New England
Executive Director
Sunrise County Economic Council
Machias, ME
Nominated by Josh Bragg, Sr., CES Inc.
Scott Robinett, Maine Veteran Small Business Champion
Maine Small Business Development Center
Portland, ME
Nominated by Lee Cheever & Chris Long, Maine SBDC
Key4Women (Sherry Brown, Susan Pope, Jane Harmon, and Bonita Pothier), Maine Women in Business Champions
Key Bank
Portland, ME
Nominated by Gillian Britt, gBritt PR
Patricia Rice, Minority Small Business Champion
Veazie, ME
Nominated by Timothy Love
District Director's Awards for FY 2011 will also be presented to:
Bangor Savings Bank-top performing 7(a) lender
Bangor Savings Bank– overall top dollar volume lender
Bangor Savings Bank– top performing 3rd Party lender
Granite State Economic Dev. Corp.-top performing 504 lender
Atlantic Regional FCU-top performing Credit Union
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.-top performing Microlender
This year’s Emcee is Deb Neuman.
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