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Maine Tourism Association to Honor Greg Dugal

5/15/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew Greg Dugal, Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association kewr@glance.net (207) 865-6100 Greg Dugal to be Honored with Maine Tourism Association 2009 Hall of Fame Award Maine Innkeeper’s Association Executive Director to be recognized For longstanding dedication to Maine’s Tourism Industry Freeport, ME – May 5, 2009 – Greg Dugal, Executive Director at Maine Innkeeper’s Association will be honored with the Maine Tourism Association’s (MTA) 2009 Hall of Fame Award at MTA’s annual meeting on May 20th, in Bangor. Vaughn Stinson, chief Executive Officer at MTA announced the upcoming presentation in the Association newsletter saying the award recognized Dugal for uncompromising loyalty and dedication to Maine’s tourism industry. Greg Dugal has been involved in some aspect of the tourism and hospitality industry for over twenty-five years. As Executive Director of the Maine Innkeepers Association, he has represented over 700 member B&Bs, camps, cottages, hotels, inns, resorts and suppliers across the state since 2003. Previously, Dugal worked at the Samoset Resort for 16 years where he held a variety of positions including Food and Beverage Director and Director of Sales and Marketing. During his tenure as the Executive Director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce, he was honored with Chamber Executive of the Year by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and received honors as Restaurateur of the Year in 2000 from the Maine Restaurant Association. Dugal also serves on the Board of Directors of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland, the Maine Tourism Association, the International Society of Hotel Association Executives and is a member of the Maine Jobs Council and Maine Tourism Commission. In the Maine Tourism Association newsletter Stinson noted that he has worked with Dugal for eleven years. “He has been unrelenting in advancing tourism issues on every front to include resorts, chamber of commerce and the association world. His background and knowledge have made him instrumental in the many tourism successes we have enjoyed as an industry and in his role as board member of the Maine Tourism Association.” About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association, a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors, represents nearly 700 B&Bs, camps, cottages, hotels, inns, motels and resorts across Maine, and their suppliers. Through communication, education, promotion and government affairs, the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport, ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com. ###

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