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23rd Annual Tourism Awards & Silent Auction
May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau is very excited to host the 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction on May 17th at the Cross Insurance Center. This event is recognizes both organizations and individuals who have helped our region through tourism and hospitality efforts and is made possible in part by our Presenting Sponsor, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor
The winners of the 2018 Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards are:
– Galen Cole – A WWII veteran, philanthropist, and manager of the Cole Land Transportation Museum and Walking Sticks for Veterans program will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Machias Savings Bank. Mr. Cole was chosen to receive this award for the numerous activities, organization s and charity drives he is involved in or spearheads.
– Risteen Bahr – recently retired marketing manager at Bangor International Airport and a 25-year veteran of the tourism and transportation industry in Eastern Maine will receive the award for Individual Achievement, sponsored by Bangor International Airport.
– The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame will receive the award for Organizational Achievement, sponsored by First National Bank.
– Bangor International Airport will receive the CVB Partnership Award, sponsored by the Cross Insurance Center.
– The Maine Science Festival will receive the GBCVB Impact Award.
In addition to the Eagle Awards, the GBCVB will be awarding two Eaglet Awards: The Maureen Waltz Spirit of Hospitality award and the Tourism Employee of the Year., as well as the Thomas H. Palmer II Volunteer of the Year award.
For information more information, to donate to the silent auction, or to purchase tickets to the event contact the GBCVB office at 207-947-5205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org