More than 350 people gathered in Portland Thursday night to honor outstanding family businesses.
This year’s Maine Family Business Awards drew 166 nominations for recognition, from which seven winners were named. The event, held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, was organized by the Institute for Family-Owned Business in Portland.
The awards recognize Maine firms that demonstrate excellence in family involvement, business success, and commitment to employees, customers and community. An independent panel of judges selected the winners from among 20 finalists.
Here are two outstanding companies who won!
• Hanson Enterprises LLC of Ogunquit was named the Chalmers Insurance Group Customer Service Award winner. The two-generation hospitality business, which comprises three lodging properties and a restaurant in the Wells-Ogunquit area, has earned industry honors from leading travel companies like Trip Advisor and Expedia.
• Capozza Tile and Floor Covering Center was named the Renys Large Business of the Year, designated for companies with more than 25 employees. The company, founded in 1974 by Joseph Capozza Jr., is now run by the third generation of Capozzas and has grown to three locations, including its newest location in Lewiston. The company provides a full range of flooring services for residential and commercial customers throughout southern and central Maine.
For more of the winner's stories visit The Portland Press Herald.