PORTLAND, Maine (Thursday, October 26, 2023) – Due to the mass shooting event in Lewiston yesterday, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce has canceled tonight’s annual dinner and awards ceremony taking place at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland.
“The senseless, unspeakable scale of violence has taken loved ones away from families and punctured the tranquility of the famously tight Lewiston-Auburn community,” said Patrick Woodcock, president and CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. “Our attention, hearts, and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy, their loved ones, and the community of Lewiston and Auburn. We thank local, state, and federal law enforcement and join the entire State in mourning this devastating tragedy.”
The Maine State Chamber will reschedule the event and celebrate the awardees at an appropriate time.