Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces ‘The Best of 2013: The Year in Review’ Awards
Dream Local Digital, the national digital marketing and communications agency based in Rockland, Maine, has been named Small Business of the Year by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. They will receive the award at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on February 12 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Maine’s 4th largest Chamber, is based in Camden and Rockland and serves 24 communities in the Knox, Waldo, and northern Lincoln county regions, representing over 1,000 businesses and organizations. The gala, slated, ‘The Best of 2013: The Year in Review,’ will recognize businesses and individuals for Economic Enhancement, Small Business Development, and Innovation in Business. Awards are also given to the Community Person of the Year and Community Volunteer of the Year.
The Gala, expected to draw 450 people from surrounding communities, will be topped off by an after-party at the aptly named Dream Local Digital Midnight Lounge, at the Samoset Resort, and will feature the company’s exclusive drink, the ‘Dream Catcher.’
“On behalf of the entire Dream Local Digital Dream Team I would like to say we are thrilled and honored to have been chosen for this prestigious award. Each day we work hard to effectively tell our clients’ stories online to grow their businesses, and this intense customer focus has allowed us to expand our business nationwide as well. This allows us to bring national best practices and experience to small businesses in local markets. I am proud to be here in Midcoast Maine and an active member of this terrific chamber, proud to be creating jobs and strong customer value, and most of all proud of all of the Dream Local Honey Badgers that get it done every day.”
Dream Local Digital, recipient of the Chamber’s 2010 ‘Innovation in Business’ award, continues its significant growth, having created 26 local jobs over the last three years and slated to add another 25 this year alone. The company was recently selected for Blackstone Accelerates Growth’s, Accelerated Ventures Program and founder, Shannon Kinney was named a Mainebiz Woman to Watch last summer. Dream Local Digital’s portfolio continues to broaden nationally, as they currently have partners in 19 markets, with plans to expand to 30 additional markets in 2014. The ‘Dream Team’ is sticking close to their roots, renovating an old newspaper building on Main Street in downtown Rockland, to help support the growing team.