Maine campground owners to receive SBA award

ST. AGATHA, Maine — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Tuesday that the winner of its annual Jeffrey Butland Award for 2013 is the Derosier family, owners of Lakeview Restaurant & Camping Resort in St. Agatha, reports the St. John Valley Times.

Lakeview was founded in the early 1980s as a small diner, which has since been expanded into a 275-seat restaurant with a staff of 50. In 1995, the Derosier family expanded the business to include a 75-site campground, says the St. John Valley Times.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and recognizing those who work so hard to facilitate their success is truly an honor,” said Marilyn Geroux, new SBA district director for Maine, in a press release from her office. “It is a particular privilege to present this award to the Derosier family because they have achieved success in their own small business for multiple generations, which is truly impressive.”

The St. John Valley Times reports that the Derosier family will be honored at a luncheon on June 4, 2013 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

For the complete story from the St. John Valley Times, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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