PROPEL, the young professional arm of the Portland Regional Chamber, hands out five awards during its second annual Entreverge party Wednesday at Port City Music Hall in Portland. The awards recognize business innovation and contribution to the local economy.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception, featuring a cash bar and a selection of appetizers. At 6:30 p.m., the awards ceremony takes place. All five winners will receive an electric guitar in lieu of a trophy. Following the ceremony at 7:30 p.m, the Jason Spooner Trio will perform.

Tickets to the event cost $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and can be purchased by calling 772-2811.

This year’s nominees include:, Apothecary By Design, Aucocisco Gallery, Bear Essentials Fitness, Bella Cheesecakes, Brook There, Chart Metal Works, Cottage Road Service Center, Deyesso Creative Fabrications, DSO Creative Fabrications, Eco Kids Usa, Eco-Elegance, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, Eternal Otter Records,, Flyte New Media, Good Earth Furniture, Good East Boutique, Greener Postures, Harbor Light Films, Kristie Green, Lincoln Kayak and Canoe, Local Sprouts Cafe, MADGirl World, Maples Organics, North Star Music Cafe, Mowbi, LLC, Ponoma, Port City Music Hall, Portland Taps, Portland Velocipede, Pulp and Wire (formerly T.Doc Creative), Putney, Inc., R.O.O.T.S. Enrichment Center, Sarah Moore Photography, Sea Bags, Seacoast RVs, Shamrock Sports, The Acadia Sessions/Acadia Recording, Tilson Technology Management, and Yay for You.