“Julian, myself and our entire staff cannot possibly thank you enough for your recommendation and for the Institute for Family-Owned Business Board’s decision to honor us with the Shep Lee Award! We were absolutely shocked, humbled and delighted all at once. The awards dinner was truly wonderful to sit amongst such amazing entrepreneurs and family business owners. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and are ever grateful for the inspiration and validation to continue working harder than ever to give back to our community!”
Members and future members of the IFOB are encouraged to apply for the awards. You do not need to be a member of the IFOB to apply. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. The nominations are open to ALL family-owned businesses in Maine.
Family businesses can be nominated for one or more awards, simply pick from the list below for what categories would be the best fit. Businesses can only win once in a category. They can win in others. For a list of past winners click here.
Maddy Corson Small Business Award: The Maddy Corson Small Business honoree is a company with fewer than 25 full-time employees that demonstrates excellence in the following areas:
Renys Large Business Award: The Large Business honoree is a company with 25 or more full-time employees that demonstrates excellence in the following areas:
Shep Lee Community Service Award: The Shep Lee Community Service honoree is a business of any size that demonstrates excellence in the following areas:
Chalmers Insurance Group Customer Service Award: The Customer Service honoree is a company of any size that demonstrates excellence in the following areas:
People's United Bank Innovation & Technology Award: The Innovation & Technology Award honoree is a company of any size that demonstrates excellence in any or all of the following areas:
Holiday Inn By The Bay First Generation Award: The First Generation honoree is a company of any size, with at least one family member serving as an active equity owner and at least one family member active in the business on a regular basis. The business must not have transitioned yet from one generation to the next. The honoree will be chosen based on overall excellence among the awards listed above.Varney Agency Environmental Leadership Award: Environmental Leadership Award honoree is a company of any size that demonstrates excellence in any or all of the following areas: