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Media Advisory: DECD to Present Southwest Harbor Business-Friendly Signage, Certification Thursday, November 20

11/19/2014

AUGUSTA - As part of the LePage Administration’s commitment to ensuring Maine is open for business, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Governor LePage Account Executive, Brian Mulligan, will present the Town of Southwest Harbor with its “Certified Business-Friendly” Community certificate and road signs on Thursday.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: DECD to Present Madison Business-Friendly Signage, Certification Monday, November 17

11/14/2014

AUGUSTA - As part of the LePage Administration’s commitment to ensuring Maine is open for business, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Governor LePage Account Executive, Brian Mulligan, will present the Town of Madison with its “Certified Business-Friendly” Community certificate and road signs on Monday.

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Madison, Southwest Harbor, and Van Buren Join Growing List of "Certified Business-Friendly" Communities

10/28/2014

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announce that three more communities have been designated “Certified Business-Friendly.” With the addition of Madison, Southwest Harbor and Van Buren, a total of 30 Maine communities have been “Certified Business-Friendly.”

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Maine Office of Tourism Wins Two National Awards for Destination Marketing

9/18/2014

AUGUSTA – Two 2014 Mercury awards were presented to the Maine Office of Tourism during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual ESTO conference in August. The National Council of State Tourism Directors recognized Maine for excellence and creative accomplishment in the Digital Campaign and Travel Website categories. A total of 13 awards were announced.

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Three New Members Appointed to Serve on Maine Small Business Oversight Commission

9/15/2014

AUGUSTA - Commissioner George Gervais of the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) recently appointed three new members to the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission. Adam Hobson, CPA of Hobson and Company in Saco, Heather Sanborn of Rising Tide Brewing in Portland, and Curtis Picard of the Retail Association of Maine in Augusta were all named to the 12-member board that oversees the Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program and advises the Commissioner on efforts to strengthen the support infrastructure for entrepreneurship in our state.

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