Friday, October 29, 2021
The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) held its Annual Meeting, in person, at the Greenhouse at Highland Farm on October 12, 2021.
The event featured networking, presentations on the Scarborough Community and Project of the Year announcements.
The in-person event was moved from the traditional location at the Black Point Inn, to the Greenhouse at Highland Farm, which provided an outdoor venue. In August, the SEDCO Board made the change to an outdoor venue to address concerns regarding COVID. Board Chair, Andrea Killiard, thanked both the Black Point Inn and The Green House at Highland Farm for working with the Board on the move.
“We could not have made the transition without the flexibility and cooperation of the two venues,” said Killiard. “I also want to thank the sponsors that made the event possible including Hannaford, The Downs, Piper Shores, Risbara Brothers. Biddeford Savings, Androscoggin Bank, Katahdin Trust Company, Enterprise Business Park, Infinity Credit Union, Gawron Turgeon Architects, NCS Civil Engineers, Roxane Cole Commercial Real Estate, Nonesuch River Brewing, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, The Dunham Group and University Credit Union.
Among the 75 attendees, were the Project of the Year honorees for both 2020 and 2021. The SEDCO Board of Directors recognized the Hospice of Southern Maine as the Project of the Year for 2020 and Scorebuilders as the Project of the Year in 2021. The Board also recognized The Dairy Corner as the Legacy Business of 2020. The Legacy Business honor recognizes a business that has been in Scarborough for at least 15 years and one that is recognized as an important part of the community.
SEDCO Executive Director, Karen Martin presented a slideshow of what’s happened in Scarborough over the last year and Dan Bacon, representing Crossroads Holdings, provided an overview of development taking place at The Downs.
“The Greenhouse at Highland Farm was a perfect venue for bringing the Scarborough Community together in a great outdoor setting. We are so happy that we could celebrate Scarborough after such a challenging year,” said Killiard.