ReVision Energy Receives 2021 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence

ReVision Energy was recognized as one of three recipients of the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence (GABE) in a virtual ceremony on Thursday. Presented by Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner Heather Johnson, the Innovation Award, presented to ReVision Energy, celebrates and recognizes business excellence through entrepreneurship and innovation.

“We are honored to receive this Innovation Award from Governor Mills in recognition of ReVision Energy’s ongoing efforts to be the change we want to see in the world,” said ReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe, “As a 100 percent employee-owned company we are proving that more equitable distribution of profits is not only the right thing to do, but also a powerful competitive advantage in the marketplace. Similarly, as a Certified B Corp, we are part of a global movement to make businesses a force for good in the world to help solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Thank you Governor Mills for celebrating our Maine-based company for business excellence.”

Acme Monaco Corporation won the Heritage Industry Award, and Ware-Butler Building Supply won the Rural Revitalization Award. Since 1991, the GABE award has recognized and celebrated Maine businesses with a high level of commitment to their community and employees, as well as exemplary performance in the manufacturing or service profession. Past recipients have included Luke’s Lobster, Rwanda Coffee Bean, Bigelow Brewing Company, and CourseStorm. This year, the award seeks to celebrate Maine businesses that constantly strive for excellence, even during global challenges.

“These extraordinary businesses continue to meet the challenges of the pandemic with innovation and ingenuity, adapting to meet the needs of Maine people. Every day they provide good-paying, rewarding jobs that keep people here in Maine, and attract talented people to our state,” said Governor Mills. “As we continue our work to strengthen Maine’s economy and make Maine more competitive across the world, these businesses are a critical part of our effort. I congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.”

“Nominated businesses from across the state all share a deep commitment to their community, devotion to creating a high-quality of life for their employees, and proven strategic business excellence,” said Commissioner Heather Johnson. “Today’s award recipients are models of success in meeting these standards, and I thank them for their contributions to Maine’s growth and prosperity.”

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