August 25, 2016

FAME Again Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine

For the second year in a row, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management–Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and Maine HR Convention. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees), and large (250+ U.S. employees). FAME was selected once again as part of the small employer category. “We are pleased and honored to receive this designation for a second year in a row, which confirms what we’ve known all along: FAME is a special place to work due to its unique, can-do mission and its terrific staff and board, all of whom are dedicated to expanding economic and educational opportunities for all Maine citizens,” stated Bruce Wagner, FAME’s Chief Executive Officer. Companies from across the state competed in the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine, and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. FAME will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on October 4, 2016, and will be profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz. The final rankings will be announced at the event. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, please visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.