Wednesday June 16, 2010 | 09:15 PM

Port City Music Hall was rocking tonight during the second annual Entreverge awards bash. In contrast to your typical staid business ceremony, this awards party took place in a night club, included a performance by the Jason Spooner Trio and handed out guitars instead of trophies.

Hosted by PROPEL, the young professional club of the Portland Regional Chamber, the event recognizes relatively new companies with great potential for innovation and growth. From a field of 40 nominees, the following five business owners were honored tonight:

Nathan Deyesso who owns DSO Creative Fabrications, a custom furniture manufacturer known for using reclaimed materials. He is shown here holding the guitar which event chair Susan Pye, of Merrill Lynch, just handed to him. To the left of him is event committee member June Usher, of Bangor Savings Bank, and to the right is the evening's emcee Erin Ovalle, who hosts Good Day Maine.

Next to the stage was Rich Brooks, who owns Flyte New Media, a web design and internet marketing company.

He was followed by Charlotte Leavitt, who owns Chart Metalworks, a company that incorporates nautical charts into jewelry.

Then an award went to Kim Anderson, who owns North Star Music Cafe, an entertainment venue and restaurant serving local & organic meals.

Finally Kristie Green, who owns Maple's Organics, which makes organic gelato and sorbetto from local ingredients, scooped up the fifth guitar. She's shown here with her husband, David Milliken, and daughter, Violet Milliken.

A big congratulations to all the winners and all the nominees.

I'll have a bunch more photos from the party and all the details about who was there and what they had to say in the June 20 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Be sure to pick up a copy.

Until then I hope to see you out and about.

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