Building the Granite Ridge Barn and getting the wedding business started less than a year ago today oxford_hills_chamber_logowas not a small task. It became a mission of passion, joy, hard work, perseverance and pride for the entire Granite Ridge Team.  The continued support of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce was an invaluable resource throughout the project.  Executive Director John William's continual optimism and guidance will not be forgotten. Our recent award as being named one of the "Rising Star Businesses of the Year" was a dream come true for us. We wanted to build a business that celebrated the beauty of Maine and particularly the small town of Norway we call home. This award not only acknowledges our efforts, but allows us to step back for a minute and realize our dream came to fruition. Over the last several years, our downtown already has started to revitalize and we hope to continue to build a businss that helps those efforts.

What is the Rising Star Award?

This distinction is Granite Ridge Barn Constructionawarded to a business owner or employee who is up-and-coming and is positively contributing to make the Oxford Hills an exciting and dynamic place to live and work.

Granite Ridge took a community to build and will take a village to maintain. Too often in real estate projects, what's reported is the expense of the project, the chatter of something new and unknown, or the optimistic forecast on what the new business will bring to the area. Often times, the businesses that made the project possible are overlooked. Here is the list of all the Maine business that made Granite Ridge Estate & Barn possible:

We can't wait for the Awards Dinner on March 7th at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet. Congrats to all of the winners, we couldn't be more proud to stand next to you.

Granite Ridge Estate and Barn Wins Rising Star Award 2014

The annual business award winners gathered at the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce office on Western Avenue in South Paris on Monday morning. From left are Monica Laverdiere of Bearfoot Realty in Oxford, Jim Cameron of Papoose Pond Resort and Campground in Waterford, Anthony Fratianne and Melanie Roy of Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway, and Victor Hodgkins and Dick Gleason of WOXO and Gleason Media Group in Norway.

- Christopher Crosby/Sun Journal

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is one of the owners of Granite Ridge Estate & Barn. It's her mission to make sure her couples have the best day of their lives. She writes about all things weddings, event planning, and romance in Maine. She was married at Granite Ridge to her husband Gabe and is now the proud mom of Joanna (a.k.a Baby Jedi).

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