Sanford Businesses are Winners at 12th Annual York County Business Awards

November 18, 2016

At York County Community College's 12th Annual York County Business Awards, Sanford's home-grown businesses walked away with two of the top prizes. Heidi's Heavenly Pot Pies won the 2016 Small Business of the Year award, while Above and Beyond Catering won the 2016 Medium Business of the Year Award. The awards dinner was held November 10 at Duffy’s Tavern & Grill in Old Orchard Beach. The Courtesy Photo at right shows this year's winners (left to right): Marc Feldman/ ThinkTank Coworking, Sarah Mace Diment/Beachmere Inn, Kathy Baker representing Gail Arnold/Kennebunk Beach Realty, Gina Sawtelle/Above & Beyond Catering, Heidi Maurais/Heidi’s Heavenly Pies, Jessica Ricker/Got Baked Bakery, Margen Soliman/Mug Buddy Cookies.

Mill 67 Restaurant, another Sanford favorite, was also among the nominees this year.

Gina Sawtelle (left) and Heidi Maurais (right), Sanford winners of 2016 York County Business AwardsAt left, Sanford winners Gina Sawtelle of Above and Beyond Catering (left) and Heidi Maurais of Heidi's Heavenly Pot pies (right) are shown with their awards (photo courtesy of Gina Sawtelle). "We are beyond thrilled to have received the award," said Sawtelle. Maurais, who also won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at this spring's Synergize Sanford Awards, said she never imagined her business would be where it is today when she first started her business with only a crock-pot.

More details about the York County Business Awards and a full list of this year's winning businesses can be found on YCCC's website.