Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE) is proud to announce the creation of a new, annual award that will honor the entrepreneurial spirit of the businessman it is named for: the Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Gillis, a Salisbury native, has spent the last 35 years building his construction company into one of the largest general contracting firms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Along the way, he continues to give back through public service, including as an elected member of the Salisbury City Council, and as a board member for numerous charitable causes and foundations. He has been a leading voice in trying to make his community a better place.
The winner of MCE’s Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be someone who has taken the risk of starting their own business, created jobs, and has a business plan for the future. They have that fighting spirit that refuses to give up. They are sleep deprived and worn down, but ready to take on the world.
The business owner must reside in Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and nominations are open to the public.
The award will come with a monetary prize and the winner will be announced at MCE’s annual gala on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor,” said Hayley Gallagher, executive director of MCE. “Encouraging, nurturing and inspiring entrepreneurs is what MCE does best.”
To learn more about how to support this effort, or to nominate a worthy candidate, please click here.