FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg DugalCEO/President 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 Maine Innkeepers Association Presents Alvion Kimball of Orland House B&B Innkeeper of Year 2014 Award Augusta Maine- December 17 2014….The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) presented Alvion Kimball of the Orland House B&B with the coveted Innkeeper of the Year Award at their annual meeting held at Point Lookout Resort in Northport on November 6th announced MEIA President and CEO Greg Dugal. Connie Russell of the Samoset Resort presented the prestigious award presented annually to an active Innkeeper who has significantly contributed to the development of the Maine Innkeepers Association. The inscription reads: “To an Innkeeper who has been instrumental in growing the tourism industry in Maine specifically in his beloved Downeast Acadia region. Alvion is blessed with a quiet leadership style that has served him well. He has been a true leader in our Association.” According to the Association Kimball’s greatest attribute is his support for community. He is the founder of Lights of Orland trustee at the Orland Methodist Church Board Member of the Bucksport Bay Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Bucksport Garden Club. Kimball is an Eagle Scout and was the recipient of the Hans Honders Community Volunteer of the Year Award as well as being named the Bucksport Chamber Business of the Year. Kimball has also served his community and his industry at the Regional and State level by participating as a member on the Downeast Acadia Region Tourism (DART) Board for many years and has most recently served as its liaison to the Regional Assistance Committee (RAC) that oversees the regional grant monies. Kimball also served on the Maine State Tourism Commission and has served on the Maine Innkeepers Association Board since 2007 and on the Executive Committee since 2010. more Photo: Alvion and Cindy Kimball of the Orland House B&B accept the Innkeeper of the Year Award from Connie Russell of the Samoset Resort. 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 Augusta ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com