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GBCVB announces 2016 Tourism Awards

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BANGOR - The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and presenting sponsor, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards. Peter D'Errico will receive the Lifetime Achievement Eagle Award, Anah Shriners will receive the Organizational Achievement and the Maine Brewers Guild will receive the GBCVB Impact Eagle Award. The awards will be handed out during the 21st Annual Tourism Awards Event & Silent Auction on May 11, 2016 at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

'It's always special when we have the chance to honor people and organizations in our industry,' said GBCVB board chair Risteen Bahr.'This year in addition to the Maine Brewers Guild and the Anah Shriners we will be honoring Peter D'Errico, who was so important to the airport.'

The award winners were on hand at a media event held on Wednesday, March 23th at the Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway in Bangor to announce the recipients. Each of the award winners has had a significant impact on the community, local economy, and hospitality industry.

'Once again the GBCVB is honored to present awards to some truly deserving individuals and Associations. The Maine Brewers Guild has supported the emerging beer industry in our region from the very beginning and look what is going on around us,' said Kerrie Tripp, Executive Director of the GBCVB. 'Anah Shriners have given back to our community for as long as they have been a group. The Circus and 'Fez-tival of Trees' are two unique and engaging events that encourage families to visit our community while allowing the Shriners to complete their larger mission of supporting the Shriners Hospitals. And this year Peter D'Errico is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter has dedicated the majority of his life giving back to this region as an Airport Director and visionary, Economic Development Director and City Councilors to just name a few.'

In addition to the Eagle Awards, the GBCVB will also be awarding two Eaglet Awards; the Maureen Waltz Spirit of Hospitality award and Tourism Employee of the Year, as well as the Thomas H. Palmer III Volunteer of the Year award. These focus on the frontline workers in the tourism industry who offer exceptional customer service and/or community service and involvement. Winners will besurprisedwith the award on the night of the ceremony.

Tickets are now available for the awards ceremony, set forWednesday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m.at the Spectacular Event Center. For more information on the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau, the annual awards, to purchase tickets for the awards ceremony, or to nominate someone for an Eaglet Award (Tourism Employee of the Year or the Spirit of Hospitality Award), please visitwww.VisitBangorMaine.comor call207-947-5205.

Last modified on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:20

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