Business Awards Program

The City of South Portland's Economic Development Committee administers a Business Awards Program that recognizes outstanding businesses within the community on an annual basis.

Businesses are chosen based on their accomplishments and achievements, which may include demonstrated excellence through one or more of the following: Exceptional growth; creation of jobs; innovative products or services; exemplary customer service; exemplary employer; and/or contributions to the community.

The Award Categories are as follows:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Community Impact Award
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Business of the Year


2018 Nominations are now open, with a deadline of October 19, 2018.

The Business Awards event where winners will be announced is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  

Nomination Form

Nomination Forms should be submitted to:

Michele Howard at the City Manager’s Office, by email: or mail to PO Box 9422, South Portland, ME 04106-9422