FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg Dugal CEO/President Maine Innkeepers Association 207 213 2060 David Dudley of Ocean Point Inn Presented with Maine Innkeepers Association 2014 Hall of Fame Award Augusta Maine- December 3 2014….The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) presented David Dudley of Ocean Point Inn located in East Boothbay with a 2014 Hall of Fame Award at the annual meeting held at Point Lookout Resort in Northport on November 6th announced MEIA President and CEO Greg Dugal. The Hall of Fame award is presented to a retired tourism professional who over a period of ten years or more contributed though personal involvement and interest to the betterment of the Association and the lodging/hospitality/tourism industry in the State of Maine. The award was presented to Dudley by Laure Honey of Fisherman’s Wharf Inn in Boothbay. The inscription on the award read: “David has been an incredibly valuable member of the Board for many years. David served in a leadership capacity as President in 1988 and was recognized as Innkeeper of the Year in 2001. David testified at the Legislature on many occasions and could be counted on to assist in achieving the Association’s legislative goals.” Dudley has been a part of the lodging industry for years and has given back to the industry he loves by serving on the Maine Innkeepers Association Board of Directors for approximately 30 years. David served on the Executive Committee and ultimately became the volunteer leader of the Association as President in 1988 and was honored as Innkeeper of the year in 2001. Dudley and his wife Beth and partners have owned and operated the Ocean Point Inn since 1985 when they purchased the property from Warren and Mattie Barnes. The inn has operated as a lodging property since the turn of the last century and celebrated its 116th birthday in 2014. Dudley and his partners were long time employees of the Barnes’ and were the perfect fit to take the inn to the next level at the time of purchase. Photo: Laura Honey (left) presented David Dudley of Ocean Point Inn with the 2014 Hall of Fame Award with Greg Dugal President and CEO of MEIA at the annual meeting of the Maine Innkeepers Association. more Page two- Maine Innkeepers Association 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