Mainebiz celebrates the 2022 Women to Watch in-person on Thursday, September 15!

September 9, 2022

On Thursday, September 15, Mainebiz will be celebrating Five inspirational women leaders in-person at the 2022 Mainebiz Women to Watch reception. Mainebiz launched its Women to Watch award recognition program as a way to bring attention to top-notch women executives, women whose daily work strengthens their organizations and by extension, Maine’s economy. Now, after 14 years, Mainebiz has honored 68 women, including this year’s newest honorees.

The 2022 honorees are Kate McAleer, Founder/Owner and CEO of Bixby Chocolate; Renee Kelly, Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development at the University of Maine; Kristine Logan, Executive Director for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority; Mufalo Chitam, Executive Director for the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition; and Laurie Lachance, President of Thomas College.

Mainebiz welcomes the business community to celebrate at a special in-person networking reception and awards presentation. Attendees will enjoy cash bars and passed hors d’oeuvres while networking with attendees from Maine’s business community.  The Women to Watch reception will be hosted on Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The reception will be held at The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in the grand ballroom.

Interested in a virtual ticket? This hybrid event offers access to in-person or virtual tickets so attendees are able to enjoy the event in either format. To learn more and purchase your ticket visit

The Women to Watch reception is sponsored by Baker Newman Noyes, Drummond Woodsum, Northeast Delta Dental, TD Bank, and Vistage. Our supporting partners are the Westin Portland Harborview and Headlight Audio Visual. To register for the event and to read more about our honorees visit

Mainebiz is Maine’s premier business news source, covering business news from Kittery to Fort Kent. With its website (, Daily Report, Weekly Report, Real Estate Insiders, and Events Enews, as well as its flagship print publication, Mainebiz continues to expand its reach, bringing vital news to Maine’s business community through varied media.

Questions about sponsorship or about attending Mainebiz events? Contact Alison Nason, Marketing/Operations Director, at or 761-8379 ext. 326.

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