Maine officials are seeking companies that have demonstrated a commitment to its employees, customers and community this year.

The Department of Economic and Community Development is accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. Businesses can apply themselves or be nominated. Companies must have been in Maine at least five years to be considered.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the award will go to a for-profit company that shows significant attention and dedication to excelling in manufacturing and service.

Nominations must be submitted by March 28.

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