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10/12/04 - Scarborough Employees Announced As 2004

10/12/2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Sara Brazer Brazer Communications (860) 354-5260 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 LOCAL SCARBOROUGH EMPLOYEES ANNOUNCED AS 2004 STARS OF THE (HOSPITALITY) INDUSTRY Freeport, ME – October 12, 2004 – The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA), a leading provider of information and support to the lodging and tourism industry of Maine, last month announced the winners of its 2004 Stars of the Industry Awards at a luncheon held at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. Awards were given to 48 recipients in five categories. Five of those winners were from Scarborough. The following winner was announced as “Front Desk/Guest Service Employee of the Year”: Roger Sandberg, Black Point Inn, Scarborough ~ “Roger always goes above and beyond what is expected of him, and has good guest service skills”, said Management, Black Point Inn. The following winner was announced as “Maintenance & Groundskeeping Employee of the Year”: Paul Putnam, Black Point Inn, Scarborough ~ Paul Putnam serves as the Inn’s 24 hour Maintenance person. “…and is always pleasant,” says Management, Black Point Inn. The following winner was announced as “Housekeeper/Roomkeeper Employee of the Year”: Cheri Waterman, Black Point Inn, Scarborough ~ Cheri Waterman has been at Black Point Inn for 2 years, and is reporter as always having a positive attitude. Always willing to help others and conquer any tasks given to her, she always trains new hires. “This past winter was a trying time and she was the only full time room attendant. Cheri’s rooms are immaculate!” exclaims Management, Black Point Inn. -more- The following winner was announced as “Food & Beverage Employee of the Year”: Leslie Cavarlho, Black Point Inn, Scarborough ~ “Leslie is always here early for his shift, no matter the time; and always smiling,” says Management, Black Point Inn. The following winner was announced as “Recreation & Spa Employee of the Year”: Aaron Banks, Black Point Inn, Scarborough ~ “Aaron does whatever he is asked, and will work in several departments when needed,” says Management, Black Point Inn. This is the second time that the Maine Innkeepers Association has hosted the Stars of the Industry Awards, and it had enormous response, with all types of lodging members - B&Bs, hotels, inns, motels and resorts - responding with nominations. There were 48 Stars of the Industry being honored, each best representing the quality, service and spirit of hospitality, and demonstrating exemplary professionalism, exceptional service, outstanding personal performance and commitment to their property and guests. In addition to the keepsake awards program, each employee received a special Star of the Industry t-shirt, a certificate of recognition and a unique laser engraved Star of the Industry Maine-made award. “It is wonderful to be able to honor those people who are behind the scenes in our industry – they are really what make hospitality tick in Maine.” said Greg Dugal, Executive Director, Maine Innkeepers Association. “Their dedication, loyalty, and kindness all add to their professionalism, and make us proud to be an association that represents them,” he continued. 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 800 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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