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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

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Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic shipping company, Eimskip, will receive the 2017 Economic Development Achievement award. Receiving the 2017 Business of the Year award is Bristol Seafoods. Think Tank Coworking will receive the 2017 Small Business of the Year award and Fork Food Lab will receive the 2017 New Business of the Year award. The PDC was created by the Portland City Council in 1990 to foster economic development within the city.


“I want to congratulate these worthy businesses for being honored with these awards and thank them for the role they play in Portland’s economy,” said Mayor Ethan Strimling. “The award recipients are credited with making significant contributions to Portland’s economic growth through international cargo shipping, sustainable seafood processing, remote work space with networking opportunities, and our food economy.”

Members of the PDC Board, Mayor Ethan Strimling, Portland City Council members, City Manager Jon Jennings, City Economic Development staff, and company awardees will be joined by representatives from the city’s business community in honoring these businesses on November 30 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Think Tank Coworking on Congress Street.  


“We are honored to receive this award, and to share the stage with great Portland companies like Eimskip, Think Tank Coworking, and Fork Food Lab,” said Bristol’s President & CEO, Peter Handy. “Our neighbors at Eimksip, in particular, are a vital partner not just for Bristol but Portland at large. The work done by its Managing Director Larus Isfeld and his team has been an instrumental part of our recent growth.”

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