The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. The award is presented annually to for-profit companies that consistently demonstrate high levels of achievement in manufacturing and service excellence, and a steadfast commitment to employees, customers and the community.

Companies that have been in business in Maine for five or more years may be nominated or may nominate themselves. DECD encourages businesses of all sizes to apply. Completed nomination forms, available on DECD’s website (, are due at DECD by Friday, September 14. Winners will be notified prior to an award ceremony to be scheduled in December.

For more information, visit DECD or email Torrey Gray at