• Chamber recognizes six of the best

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    November 18, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    Chamber recognizes six of the best

    The Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce recognized six local businesses
    as a recent auction and appreciation ceremony. Chamber of Commerce

    SACO — Six local companies, both large and small, were recognized by the Biddeford + Saco
    Chamber of Commerce + Industry at its annual Auction and Awards Celebration, held at
    Thornton Academy Nov. 2.
    The winners were selected by members of the Chamber Board of Directors based on
    nominations solicited from the membership.
    “We’re always thrilled to recognize outstanding contributors to our local economy and
    community,” said Chamber Executive Director Jim LaBelle. “We’re fortunate to have so many
    great companies and organizations in the area to consider for our annual awards.”
    The Family-Owned Business of the Year award went to Haley’s Metal Shop, cited for their
    expertise and service over five generations and for more than 100 years in business in
    The Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Doug Sanford, owner and developer of the
    Pepperell Mill Campus. Sanford was recognized for being one of the pioneering leaders in
    the growth and revitalization of the area.
    Keep it Local Maine received the Small Business of the Year award. LaBelle said nominators
    praised owners Todd and Kim Regoulinsky for their “customer-centric” approach and focus
    on building and supporting Maine’s local economy through their unique print publication
    that offers information and value to businesses and consumers.
    The Large Business of the Year was awarded to Saco & Biddeford Savings for their enduring
    commitment to giving back to the community in so many ways and is a cornerstone of their
    company culture, he said.
    The Business Excellence Award went to Amtrak Downeaster, nominated for their reliable
    daily rail transportation service from the Saco Transportation Center since 2001.
    Southern Maine Health Care received the Non-Profit of the Year award, recognized for their
    compassionate care and dedicated team of employees in providing health service
    leadership to the region.
    At the event, Thornton Academy was singled out for appreciation as a long-time partner of
    the Chamber and for donating their facilities for the annual celebration.
    For information on the Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce + Industry,
    visit :biddefordsacochamber.org

    Biddeford+Saco Chamber
    (207) 282-1567