FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg Dugal Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 ALLYSON CAVARETTA OF MEADOWMERE RESORT IN OGUNQUIT AWARDED COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR 2013 BY MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Freeport Maine November 20 2013…… Allyson Cavaretta of the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit was honored with the 2013 Community Service Award by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at their 92nd annual meeting and conference held November 6-7 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in South Portland. The Maine Innkeepers Association Community Service Award is presented annually to lodging operators who have taken part in community activities and who have made a contribution personally or in the name of the industry or property to the community. The award reads: Allyson is consistently involved with providing volunteer leadership and generous contributions to many worthy and notable causes including our very own Hospitality for Habitat. She has been active with her local chamber and our Association among many other charitable endeavors. The Meadowmere Resort is extremely environmentally conscious and was one of the first properties in Ogunquit to receive the Environmental Leader Award from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and in 2013 was awarded the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. Cavaretta received a grant from the USDA to install a state-of-the-art commercial solar thermal hot water system to preheat a significant portion of the domestic hot water for the building. The Meadowmere Resort participates in the Hospitality for Habitat program and has more consistently raised funds that contribute to the association’s donation of approximately $17000 for Habitat for Humanity each year. Cavaretta has personally served on the Board of Directors of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce the Friends of the Winn House and been very active with the Friends of the Ogunquit Heritage Museum and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Other favorite causes for the Meadowmere include the One Fund of Boston York County Shelter Program the American Heart Association and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the American Red Cross. Photo: Allyson Cavaretta of the Meadowmere in Ogunquit accepts the Maine Innkeepers Community Service Award for 2013 from Sarah Diment of the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit. 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