"This morning's conference was great!  It was a wide range of participants on the panels and that was a great way to hear a wide view of options and ideas from the panelists!  Kevin Hancock gets my vote for most open, honest and helpful answers to questions. He was outstanding and his thoughts today were very heartfelt and honest.  Take away the layers of "facade" and discuss the truth of what it's like and how you face the issuers."
- Janet Cole Cross, Career Coach, Cole Cross Connections, LLC

2017 Maine Family Business Awards

  • May 17, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101


  • Register yourself and/or several guests who are future members at one time.
  • Two complimentary tickets are reserved to congratulate our semi-finalists!
  • Register here for a single registration and/or with members and guests.
  • 18 years and under
  • Includes:
    - 10 reception and dinner tickets
    - Recognition at the table
    - Half page color ad in printed program

Registration is closed

Maine firms with shiny resumes will vie for honors on May 17th when the Maine Family Business Awards’ red carpet is rolled out to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the event.

The Awards, presented by the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business in partnership with MEMIC takes place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, beginning with 5:00 networking, then winding  its way to recognizing, in seven categories, some of Maine’s  most successful companies.  Awards categories include:

  • Renys Large Business Award (25-plus employees)
  • Chalmers Insurance Group Customer Service Award
  • Holiday Inn By The Bay First Generation Award
  • People's United Bank Innovation & Technology Award
  • Shep Lee Community Service Award
  • Maddy Corson Small Business Award (fewer than 25 employees)
  • HUB/Norton Insurance & Financial Services Environmental Leadership Award
Click here to see the 2016 Winners!

All finalists, nominated from within or outside their firms, complete a three-step application process before their submissions go to a panel of judges. Those independent jurors select winners based upon business success, positive business and family linkages, contributions to the community and industry, family participation, work environment, communication, innovative business practices or strategies.

For tickets click on the "Register" button to the top left  or contact the Institute office at 207.798.2667.


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