Come be inspired as we celebrate the innovative and enduring work MDF, its partners, members, leadership alumni and collaborators are doing to drive economic improvement and enhance the quality of life for all Mainers.
The day will feature our annual Leadership Alumni Breakfast, MDF Annual Business Meeting and our annual Champions of Economic Development Awards Lunch.
Hannah Pingree, Director of the Maine Office of Innovation & the Future
Eric Soelberg, VP of Customer Insights & Analytics for L.L. Bean
Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias.
“Fireside chat” about the statewide 10-year economic strategy under development with Bruce Wagner, CEO of the Finance Authority of Maine, and Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Community & Economic Development.
This year’s awardees:
President’s Award – Mainebiz & Publisher Donna Brassard
William F. King, Jr., Downtown Champion – Robert Abbey, Gardiner Main Street
Champion of Rural Economic Development – Stephen Schley, FOR/Maine Coalition
Champion of Education and Workforce Development – Maine Adult Education System
Kenneth M. Curtis Leadership Award – Matt Polstein, LM, Mu Class
ICL Distinguished Alum Award – Adam Burk, ICL, Sigma Class