We'd heard that we should really be at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce awards dinner Saturday night, so we had an inkling that something was up.

Still, we didn't dare think we might be named Small Business of the Year.  Not until the presenter referred to this year's winner as "geekishly committed to their mission," with the aside that "it's on their website, so I'm going with it," did we even consider it.

To be honest, it didn't really sink in, even when Richard was thanking the 430 members of the Chamber and community.   “This is such a talented, dedicated business community,” he said, “ and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the support of so many of you.  It’s an honor to be recognized as Small Business of the Year.”

And it is.