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Updated: December 27, 2022

Year in review: Maine business, nonprofit leaders we honored in 2022

Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year Photos / Tim Greenway Five individuals were honored as Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in 2022.

As we get ready to ring in the new year, here's a recap of Maine business and nonprofit leaders we honored in 2022, starting with our five Business Leaders of the Year award winners. All were profiled in the March 21 print edition and feted at a reception in Portland on April 6. 

Don Oakes, CEO of Sea Bags

Amber Lambke, co-founder and CEO, Maine Grains

Julie Butcher Pezzino, executive director, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Mark Swann, executive director, Preble Street

Nathan Szanton, president, Szanton Co.

2022 Mainebiz Women to Watch honorees

Women to Watch 5 honorees
Photos / David Clough, Soubanh Phanthay, Tim Greenway
Mainebiz Women to Watch in 2022 represented a range of sectors.

Each year since 2009, Mainebiz has honored a group of inspiring women business and nonprofit leaders. This year's Women to Watch honorees, profiled in the Aug. 8 edition of Mainebiz and celebrated at a Sept. 15 event in Portland, are blazing trails in sectors from chocolate to higher education.

Kate McAleer, founder, owner and CEO, Bixby Chocolate

Renee Kelly, assistant vice president for innovation and economic development, University of Maine

Kristine Logan, executive director, Midcoast Regional Development Authority

Mufalo Chitam, executive director, Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition

Laurie Lachance, president, Thomas College

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