Congratulations To All Of The

2022 Finalists!

Saco-based Tanbark, a packaging manufacturer, earned our $50,000 LaunchPad Grant. True Fin, a sustainable seafood distributor, was awarded our surprise $5,000 grant. Our $10,000 Emerging Business Award went to Portland-based African language learning app, NKENNE.


Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad supports Maine ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit by celebrating the best of our small businesses. Whether you've just opened shop or you're looking to expand, LaunchPad has evolved to help more innovative small businesses at more stages of development than ever before.
2022 LaunchPad $50,000 Winner Tanbark Accepting Check

$50,000 LaunchPad Grant

The 2022 LaunchPad winner, Tanbark, a packaging manufacturer that creates custom, sustainable, recyclable, and often compostable molded fiber packaging using Maine trees and Maine labor received Gorham Savings Bank’s $50,000 grant.

NKENNE Accepting $10,000 Emerging Business Award Check with judges and emcees

Emerging Business Award

Once the five finalists have been selected, the Emerging Business Award finalists are chosen from the remaining applicants. This prize includes a grant of $10,000, along with another $10,000 of in-kind business and marketing-related services.