2023 Maine Small Business Administration Awards Ceremony


Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street
Freeport, ME 04032

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SBA participating event

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps power the American dream of business ownership. The annual SBA awards are an opportunity to recognize the amazing work being done by Maine’s small businesses.

Join us to celebrate this year's inspiring winners. You'll hear from the small businesses about what motivates them, and who has helped them grow. You'll have the opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs, SBA Resource Partners, lenders, and other members of our small business community.

There will be heavy appetizers and a cash bar.


We will recognize the following awardees at this year's ceremony.

• Maine Small Business Person of the Year: Carolyn Delaney of Journey Magazine of Portland

• Maine and New England Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year : Gwen Brodis of Brodis Blueberries of Hope Maine

• Maine and New England Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year: Theresa Patten of Credere Associates, LLC of Westbrook

• New England Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year : Michelle Goulet of Kidz Go Eco Nature School of Saco

• Maine Home Based Business of the Year: Kim Napolitano-Perry of Perry Home Naturals of Oxford

• Maine Woman Owned Small Business of the Year: Laura Marston of GoGo Refill of South Portland

• Maine Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Elissa Nally of Something to Wag About of Ellsworth

• Maine Minority Owned Small Business of the Year: Selina Chan of Tealight Studios of Portland

• Maine Micro-Enterprise of the Year: Holly Arbuckle of Singing Pastures of Newcastle

• Maine Small Business Manufacturer of the Year: Betty Crush of Mom’s Organic Munchies of Freeport

• Maine Financial Services Champion of the Year: Daniel Wallace of CEI