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Jeanne Carpentier Awarded Community Service 09

12/15/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207-602-8500 kewr@glance.net Greg Dugal, Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association Jeanne Carpentier of Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown Presented With Community Service Award for 2009 by Maine Innkeepers Association Freeport , Maine December 5, 2009……….Jeanne Carpentier of Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown was presented with the Community Service Award for 2009 by the Maine Innkeepers 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 an active lodging operator who has taken part in community activities, and who has made a contribution personally, or in the name of the industry or her property toward the community. Carpentier has been affiliated with MEIA’s Education Foundation since its inception and has been a long standing member or chair of the Education and Scholarship Committee. She has been instrumental in the Association’s hospitality curriculum initiatives by serving on committees and mentoring hospitality interns. Jeanne is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown and is also active with town government. She serves on the Board of the Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the newly created Freeport Chamber of Commerce, and is currently 2nd Vice President for the Maine Innkeepers Association. Photo: Jeanne Carpentier of the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown accepts the Maine Innkeepers Association Community Service Award for 2009 from Greg Goforth, Innkeeper of the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. 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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