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11/18/05 - Hallowell Resident Receives the 2005

1/25/2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Sara Brazer Brazer Communications (860) 355-8229 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 HALLOWELL RESIDENT RECEIVES THE 2005 SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD FROM THE MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Freeport, ME – November 18, 2005 – The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA), a leading provider of information and support to the lodging and tourism industry of Maine, recently awarded the recipients of this year’s MEIA Members awards at the MEIA 84th Annual Meeting & Conference, which was held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. The Special Service Award was given to Carolyn Manson of the Maine Tourism Association. This award is presented to an active lodging operator, an allied member or any other person in the lodging /hospitality /tourism industry who has contributed to the improvement of the industry as a whole. Manson has served as the public affairs manager of the Maine Tourism Association for four years. Prior to this position, she was the Executive Director of the Maine Campground Association, and before that worked for the Maine Office of Tourism. “I am honored to receive this award from the Maine Innkeepers Association, and to be acknowledged by my peers,” said Carolyn Manson. “There is such a strong sense of community in our industry here in Maine, and I am excited to be part of it.” The following five recognition awards were also presented to MEIA members: Allied Member of the Year Award – Tim LaPlante, Prudential Northeast Properties, Camden Hall of Fame Award – Marjie Wright, Bowdoinham President’s Award – Ron Churchill, Bear Spring Camps, Rome Community Service Award – Jan Barrett, Ware Street Inn, Lewiston Innkeeper of the Year - Gus Tillman, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland “It gives the Association great pleasure to be able to recognize the achievements of our members with these awards,” said Gregory Dugal, Executive Director, Maine Innkeepers Association, “We are excited that Carolyn Manson has been recognized for her hard work and contributions to our association and industry as a whole.” 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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