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W W W. M A I N E B I Z . B I Z 45 J U N E 1 3 , 2 0 1 6 from the New England Professional Development. Nadeau is a center director and certifi ed business advisor in Caribou and Harriman is a certifi ed business advisor in Portland. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins received the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Statesmanship Award from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonprofi t, non-partisan organization that seeks to promote pluralism, defend demo- cratic values and fi ght terrorism. Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland, the local chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, was awarded Winner of Margaret M. Horvath Education Award and runner up of the Karolyn E. Frost Public Relations Award at the Region 1 conference. Luke Reinhard, a private wealth advi- sor with Ameriprise Financial in Portland, earned membership in the company's Diamond Ring Club. Ace Hardware Corp. announced that Plummer's Ace Hardware in Buxton, Limerick and Waterboro achieved designation as Platinum Performance Retailing stores for outstanding performance. Marcelo Lopes, culinary professional at LongHorn Steakhouse in South Portland, was recognized as the regional winner of the restaurant's "Steak Master Series" competition. Stantec, an engineer- ing and architecture fi rm, said Tim Merritt was selected as the Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineer of the Year award winner. Merritt manages the fi rm's surface transportation group in Scarborough and has over 23 years of experience in the planning, design, man- agement and construction of highway, power, and industrial building structures. U.S. Sen. Angus King, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, was named a "Fiscal Hero" by e Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpar- tisan movement to put America on a better fi scal and economic path. King was one of 21 U.S. senators honored. e SCORE Association awarded SCORE Portland Maine the 2015 Platinum Leadership Award, the highest recognition possible for any local chapter. C ontrary to the often-cited trope that 95% of all businesses fail in the first year," the SBA has some good news for entrepreneurs: About 50% of new businesses started in the United States will celebrate a five-year anniversary. The question then becomes "How does a new small business end up in the right half?" Among other considerations, the right public relations partnership can support an ambitious startup's long-term success. By raising the profile of a company's good work, supporting growth into new markets, and identifying a Call (207) 619-7350 today. Learn how a proactive public relations strategy can help sustain your business's vitality. Only about half of new businesses survive five years. firm's most vital audiences, an effective public relations campaign helps build engagement with customers while minding the bottom line. From restaurants to real estate, Broadreach Senior Account Executive Michael Geneseo has worked with small businesses to achieve their goals for over 15 years. He understands the value and impact of a consistent, proactive communications discipline. Call Broadreach to learn how a consistent and proactive public relations campaign can attract new customers, build community goodwill, and accelerate your success. JUNE 16 Bowdoin College, Brunswick 7:30–10:30am For more information contact Rebekah Roy at 207.761.8379 x341 or Understanding an ESOP as part of a succession plan Register for a table of 10 people and save 10% off the ticket price. Tickets are $30 and include breakfast. R E G I S T E R T O DAY ! T H I S Y E A R ' S T O P I C FOLLOW US @MBEVENTS #MBInsights16 SP ONSORED BY PA N E L I S T S MODERATOR Steve Tenney Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, UBS David Colter CEO, GAC Chemical Corporation Susan Scherbel Founder, Bellview Associates Mark Adams CEO, Sebago Technics Kevin French Vice President, Landry/ French Construction Co. Tim Merritt

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