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Event of Interest: 2019 Maine Family Business Awards

Who: Institute for Family-Owned Business

What: 2019 Maine Family Business Awards

Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay – 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101

When: Wednesday June 05, 2019 –  5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Members and Non-members -$95.00

  • Student – $60.00 (18 years and under)

  • Table Sponsor – $1,400.00

- 10 reception and dinner tickets
- Recognition at the table
- Half page color ad in printed program

Register & RSVP at:

Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) for the 2019 Maine Family Business Awards. Hosted by Cindy Williams, NEWS CENTER Maine anchor, with Shawn Gorman, Executive Chairman of L.L.Bean, as the keynote speaker. Gorman is the great-grandson of company founder L.L. Bean, was appointed Chairman of the Board of L.L.Bean in May of 2013, and was named Executive Chairman in 2016.

Now in its 20th year of recognizing family businesses with the awards, we present them in partnership MEMIC.  Since its inception, 89 businesses have been recognized for various categories of excellence. This year we had 157 nominations, 32 semi-finalists25 finalists and we will announce the 7 winners live at the awards show!

The gala attracts family businesses large and small with an audience of over 400. The Maine Family Business Awards (MFBA) is a celebration that pays more than just recognition; it serves as a vehicle for networking and opening up all shades of possibilities for families seeking to grow their business.

The awards celebrate the accomplishments of small and large businesses that exemplify the following criteria:

· Business success
· Positive business and family linkages
· Contributions to the community and industry
· Family participation
· Work environment
· Communication
· Innovative business practices or strategies

Awards are presented in seven categories:

·Renys Large Business Award (25 or more employees)
·Chalmers Insurance Group Customer Service Award
·Holiday Inn By The Bay First Generation Award