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Jim Littlefield Awarded Hall of Fame

12/15/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew kewr@glance.net 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal, Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association Maine Innkeepers Association Announces Jim Littlefield of Oakland House Seaside Resort Awarded Hall of Fame for 2009 Freeport , Maine December 5, 2009……….Jim Littlefield of Oakland House Seaside Resort was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Maine Innkeeper’s Association (MEIA) at their 88th Annual Meeting & Conference held at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor, on November 3, 2009. This award is presented to a retired tourism professional who, over a period of ten years or more, contributed though personal involvement and interest to the betterment of the Association and the lodging/hospitality/tourism industry in the State of Maine. Littlefield was very active with the Maine Innkeepers Association and also served on the Board of the Maine Restaurant Association. Littlefield and his wife, Sally, supported the Association with work on numerous legislative initiatives pursued by the Association over many years. Littlefield has been working in the hospitality industry for over 40 years starting as a teenager, helping his mother at the Oakland House Seaside Resort after his father passed away. Innkeeping is truly in his blood as the property has been operated by his family since 1889. Photo: Sally and Jim Littlefield (left) accept the Maine Innkeeper’s Association (MEIA) Hall of Fame Award for 2009 from MEIA board member Alvion Kimball.(right) 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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