A Damariscotta restaurant was one of seven family-owned companies recognized during the annual Maine Family Business Awards gala Tuesday, June 7.
The family behind King Eider’s Pub received the Shep Lee Award for Community Service for contributing to the community through nonprofit boards and volunteer efforts, the Portland Press Herald reports.
One of the owners, Todd Maurer, founded The Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County with Charlie Ault and Robert Clifford. The fund provides aid to people who might not qualify for state or federal heating assistance programs, but still need help to heat their homes. The Community Energy Fund has served more than 2,000 families in Lincoln County and raised more than $1 million to help those in need.
The Maine Family Business Awards gala recognized companies from across the state for excellence in family involvement, business success, and commitment to employees, customers, and community.
The judges received 180 nominations for this year’s awards, according to the Portland Press Herald. King Eider’s Pub was one of seven recipients chosen from 20 finalists.