Annual Tourism Awards Announced By Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced who the recipients of the annual Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards will be. The following are the winners that were announced during a media event at Hollywood Casino and Hotel:
Organizational Achievement Eagle Award: Dennis Food and Paper Services. The third generation owned company has been in business for 106 years now. They distribute over 9000 products to area businesses including locally produced Maine products. They operate out of a 55,000 square foot facility on the Mecaw Road in Hampden.
Lifetime Achievement Eagle Award: George Brountas. A former Bangor mayor and city councilmen, owned Captain Nicks restaurant and the Greyhound Bus station and was very well known and well liked in the Bangor business community. Brountas passed away at the age of 79 in 2006.
Individual Achievement Eagle Award: Larry Killam. Killam is the general manager of the Sea Dog restaurant.
Impact Eagle Award: Bangor Police Department. Heather McCarthy, the Executive Director of the American Folk Festival spoke at yesterday's media event about the Bangor Police Department. "In order for people to spend their hard earned money and valuable time to make a conscious decision to attend a major event, they really need to have the assurance of safety. Without the skillful planning and execution of safe procedures of the Bangor Police Department, the American Folk Festival would struggle to find a way to ensure that safety for the roughly 100,000 festival-goers who attend this event annually from all across the country.
The Spectacular Event Center in Bangor will be the scene of the awards ceremony on Tuesday night, May 6th. Tickets can be purchased at www.VisitBangorMaine.com.