Held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at University of Southern Maine, entreverge brought together hundreds of members of Greater Portland’s business community to awards five local entrepreneurs and innovators: Double Blue Sports, Farm to Table Kids, The Maine Brew Bus, The Open Bench Project, and Plucked Fresh Salsa. These winners will receive the 2015 entreverge prize package to help grow and improve their businesses. All finalists and winners are also invited to “Refine Your Pitch,” a workshop with leadership coach Seth Rigoletti. See the winners’ videos here!
entreverge Awards Package 2015
Thank you to our awards partners for making this prize package possible, which includes:
- entreverge trophy – an electric guitar from Guitar Center
- Financial planning services from Wells Fargo Advisors
- Business banking services from Bangor Savings Bank
- :60 promotional video from Bowman Productions
- Membership ($300 value) from Buoy Local
- One Year Chamber membership from Portland Regional Chamber
- SEO marketing services from Mainely SEO
- Website, social media, and email marketing visibility from PROPEL
- Consulting services ($250 value) from Voss Consulting Group
- Employment law services ($800 value) from Littler Employment and Labor Law
Congratulations to all of our 2015 finalists!
Alaina Marie | Be The Katalyst | Cast Aside Productions | Double Blue Sports Analytics | Dutch’s | ELC Management | Erin Kroll Photography | Eucalypt Media LLC | Farm to Table Kids | Flowfold | Fogdog Coaching & Consulting | Jackie Real | K&L Social Media | Keeping Kids Safe | Landry’s Confections LLC | Lanman Rayne, PLLC | LiveME | Lola Studios | Maine & Loire | Maine Line Cleaning | Monopol Films | Open Bench Project | Party Palooga | Plucked Fresh Foods, LLC | Portland Gear Hub | ReVision Heat | Sailwinds Trading Company | Speak About It | Sur Lie | Tao Yuan Restaurant | The Fine Feline Grooming Salon LLC | The Maine Brew Bus | Traps Eyewear
On a daily basis, greater Portland’s entrepreneurs innovate, work hard and work together strengthening the local business community and the economy in Maine. Since 2009, PROPEL has produced entreverge, our signature event, to recognize the local entrepreneurs whose businesses exhibit a scalable vision for the future and a long term commitment to the people, place and prosperity of Maine. entreverge supports the mission of PROPEL by connecting entrepreneurs and PROPEL members with the resources and people who will help them reach their greatest professional potential.
At our annual entreverge awards event, five winners receive an entreverge awards package designed to connect the winners with free or discounted services to help develop and grow their businesses. Businesses are nominated for an entreverge award by clients, colleagues or friends in an open nominations process. Nominees are then invited to complete an application for review by the selection committee.
Every year, hundreds of members of Greater Portland’s business community join us for the entreverge awards. Winners are revealed at the event and presented with their prize package. The awards portion of the evening lasts about 45 minutes and the remainder of the evening, in PROPEL style, is dedicated to networking and fun.
“As a small but growing company trying to build web sites with high standards for usability and accessibility, it’s fantastic for Pemaquid to be recognized by entreverge, an organization dedicated to promoting innovation here in Portland. I’ve been able to build a terrific network of advisors who will continue to support my business, and we’ve benefited tremendously from the increased awareness of what we’re all about. entreverge is a great thing for Portland. It’s a sign that this city cares about supporting great ideas and connecting people who are trying to solve problems creatively.” — Rob Landry, Pemaquid Communications