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Visit Portland's 38th Annual Meeting

“Power of Storytelling”

The tourism industry is all about inspiring people to experience new places!

Due to COVID-19 our Annual Meeting and other networking events are on hold until further notice.

 

Holiday Inn By the Bay

 

Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  |  Workshops

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  |  Networking Mixer

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM  |  Lunch Presentation & Awards

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  |  Workshops

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Awards

HOSPITALITY + TOURISM EXCELLENCE

Presented to a business whose values, efforts, and achievements best represent to visitors the authentic nature of the Greater Portland region. This business has contributed in numerous ways to our region’s reputation by providing creative thinking, world-class products and services, and exemplary customer service, which enhance our destination’s appeal among visitors, as well as those who work and live here.

2020 Winner: Bite Into Maine

2019 Winner: Maine Day Trip Tours * Watch Video
2018: Migis Hotel Group * Watch Video
2017: Allagash Brewing Company * Watch Video
2016: State Theatre & Port City Music Hall
2015: Maine Foodie Tours
2014: Coffee By Design

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BEACON AWARD

Presented to the member who is an icon in the Greater Portland region, achieved through continuing passion, excellence, and consistency. This business is a shining example of Greater Portland’s unique character, and is recognized and anticipated by visitors and locals alike.

2020 Winner: Harraseeket Inn

2019 Winner: Funtown Splashtown U.S.A. * Watch Video
2018: Casco Bay Lines * Watch Video
2017: Becky’s Diner * Watch Video

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BRING YOURS HOME AWARD

Presented to the local organization whose commendable efforts produced the convention with the largest economic impact.

2020 Winner: Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

2019 Winner: Willie Sawyer Grenier from Maine Agriculture in the Classroom * Watch Video
2018: Maine Ultimate * Watch Video
2017: MENADO (the Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center) * Watch Video

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MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Presented to a member business that significantly enhances the region and serves our community through their brand, values, products, and programs.

2020 Winner: Stay tuned… to be revealed on May 18

2019 Winner (For Service to Community and the Next Generation): David Turin | David’s Restaurant * Watch Video
2018 (for Landmark Revitalization): Cross Insurance Arena * Watch Video
2017 (for Creativity + Stewardship): Inn by the Sea * Watch Video
2016 (for Leadership + Education): USM Tourism + Hospitality Degree Program
2015 (for Leadership + Innovation): Amtrak

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LOYAL MEMBERS

Visit Portland will be recognizing members that have reached the 20 and 30 year tiers. Thank you to all our members that have been loyal members for 20+ years.

30 Years

Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.

Harbor Fish Market Inc

Wassamki Springs Campground

20 Years

Flatbread Company

NNEPRA Amtrak Downeaster

Sebago Brewing Company – Old Port