29th Annual Meeting
29th Annual Meeting – Keynote Speaker
Mark H.C. Bessire – Director of the Portland Museum of Art
29th Annual Meeting – Award Winners
Each year the SEDCO board of directors looks at the business community to identify those companies, projects and individuals who make an impact on their industry and or the community. In 2014 the board chose to honor three companies and an individual.
El Rayo – Project of the Year
Tod Dana and Alex Fisher brought El Rayo to Scarborough in July 2014. They transformed the former strip center into a vibrant and exciting restaurant. it’s a destination bringing folks from all over the area to Oak Hill. Their success is proving that Scarborough has the market to support year round full service restaurants.
HEIDI’s HO– USE — Outstanding Legacy Business
Heidi’s goal is to provide an atmosphere of gentleness and respect that encourages children to care for themselves and others. The children are encouraged to develop their own personalities, to hold their own thoughts, opinions and ambitions, and to express themselves comfortably and freely. The goal is to foster the development of independent, articulate, confident child.
Broadturn Farm – Hidden Gem of Scarborough
John and Stacy Brenner share the work of running the farm and developing their integrated approach to the business of farming. They’ve scaled up from an initial vision to production and feature organic crops, weddings, a floral business and many other aspects of a success family based farm.
Rocco Risbara (1943-2014) – Outstanding Individual Contribution
Rocco started his business, R. Risbara Construction Co., Inc., in April 1968 with Marcia and his father’s help. They built it into a successful business now called Risbara Bros. Construction, Inc. based in Scarborough. In addition, he and Marcia started and ran Maine Properties Inc. and Agency 1 Real-Estate. The companies grew along with the growth of the town of Scarborough, and he was responsible for building many homes and neighborhoods in Scarborough, as well as other areas throughout greater Portland.