Maine Business Hall of Fame South

The Maine Business Hall of Fame South recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact on both our economy and our community. Now in its 28th year, this is one of our most popular events. Join us next year for a night of delicious food and inspiring company, and celebrate the careers of three remarkable contributors to Maine's economy. The 2017 event took place on May 1st from 5:30-8:30pm at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 laureates. 

The 2017 Laureates

Jonathan Ayers

Bill Burke
Chairman, Portland Sea Dogs

Fred Forsely

Melissa Smith
President and CEO of WEX Inc.

Shawn Moody

Rob Tod
Founder of Allagash Brewing Company


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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor:

Dead River Company


Diamond Sponsors: 

Bank of America


Memic Junior Achievement of Maine


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