2017 Small Business Award Winners

Small Business Person of the Year
Leigh Kellis
The Holy Donut
194 Park Ave., Portland
https://theholydonut.com
Nominated by Nancy Strojny, Portland SCORE

 

Home Based Business of the Year
Justin and Alisa Carney
Afterlife Affections, LLC
235 Perham Rd., Washburn
Nominated by Josh Nadeau, Northern Maine Development Commission

 

Micro-Enterprise of the Year
Kate Beever
Maine Music & Health, LLC
307 Main St., Saco
http://www.mainemusicandhealth.com

Nominated by Sarah Guerette, Women's Business Center

 

Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
Devin McNeill and Charles Friedman
Flowfold
15 Holly St., Unit 202, Scarborough
https://www.flowfold.com

Nominated by Nancy Strojny, Portland SCORE

 

Veteran Owned Business of the Year for Maine and New England
Joshua Broder
Tilson Technology Management, Inc.
245 Commercial St., Suite 203, Portland
https://tilsontech.com

Nominated by Sarah Guerette, Women's Business Center, and Nat Henshaw, Coastal Ventures, Inc.

 

Woman Owned Business of the Year
Pamela Laskey
Maine Foodie Tours
PO Box 1905, Portland
www.mainefoodietours.com

Nominated by Nancy Strojny, Portland SCORE

 

Small Business Exporter of the Year
James Banfield
Terra Speakers
228 Old Portland Rd., Brunswick
terraspeakers.com

Nominated by Gerry Brown, ScaleUp Portland

 

Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year
Alison and Scott Snell
Wilsons on Moosehead Lake
66 Wilsons Rd., Big Moose Township
www.wilsonsonmooseheadlake.com
Nominated by John C. Muth, Bangor Savings Bank

 

Minority Owned Small Business of the Year
Naima Abdirhmon
ARWO Learning Center, LLC

1037 Forest Ave., Portland
www.arwochildcare.com
Nominated by Tae Chong, CEI

 

Financial Services Champion
Ann Marie Swenson
People's United Bank
https://www.peoples.com

Nominated by Sarah Guerette, Women's Business Center