August 15, 2019

FAME Recognized for Fifth Straight Year as a Best Place to Work in Maine

FAME RECOGNIZED FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR AS A BEST PLACE TO WORK IN MAINE For the fifth year in a row, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program, created in 2006, is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management–Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Department of Labor, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, 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 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in various size categories. “Our associates are the reason we have earned this designation for a fifth straight year. FAME associates are dedicated and care deeply about the work they do because our mission is to provide financial solutions that help Maine people achieve their business and higher education goals,” stated Bruce Wagner, FAME’s Chief Executive Officer. “Engaged and happy employees are productive employees, and one of FAME’s strategic goals is to improve customer satisfaction by deploying processes that help all FAME associates perform to their highest potential.” Companies from across the state enter the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consists of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Kim Getchell, a commercial loan officer who recently joined FAME from the private sector, states: “I really appreciate the supportive, flexible, fun work environment here. We work hard but have an important public mission, which makes coming to work each day enjoyable and satisfying.” The FAME staff is deeply committed to providing superior customer service to its customers, the people of Maine, and believe that being a Best Place to Work creates a positive and productive work environment. On average, FAME customers have rated the agency a 4.63 on a scale of 5.0 over the past five years. FAME will be recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Maine awards gala on October 2nd and will be listed 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, visit or contact Jackie Miller at (717) 323-5237. FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that provides financial solutions that help Maine people achieve their business and higher education goals. FAME’s vision is to create a Maine workforce that with good-paying jobs by focusing on the nexus of economic and educational development. To learn more about FAME, please visit