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Barton Brass Awarded Allied Member of the Year 09

12/15/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew kewr@glance.net (207) 865-6100 Greg Dugal, Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association Barton Brass of Turkish Towel Company Awarded Maine Innkeepers Association Allied Member of the Year 2009 Freeport , Maine December 5, 2009…..Barton Brass of The Turkish Towel Company was presented with the Allied Member of the Year 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 allied member of MEIA that is active in the hospitality industry and has made a significant contribution to it on behalf of the supplier community. Brass has generously supported MEIA with both time and sponsorship of the Association’s Education Foundation scholarships for several years. He is also well known as the provider of Turkish golf towels for MEIA’s annual Hospitality Golf Classic. Brass began his career first working for his family’s business in the towel industry prior to starting his own company. He has worked with a Turkish towel manufacturer, to produce high end organic towels for the hospitality industry for the past ten years. Brass and his company have over 50 years of industry knowledge. Photo: Peter Schultz of Dirigo Stitching (left) presents Barton Brass of The Turkish Towel Company with the Maine Innkeepers Association’s Allied Member of the Year Award for 2009. 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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