Join us at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine

October 29-30th

 

Not to be missed!

 

Highlights:

  • Tackling The Workforce Challenge
  • Green Operations: Profiting from Sustainability
  • Taste of Bangor Reception served up by local Restaurant Members and Beer Tasting with Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company 
  • Free Slot Play Voucher from Hollywood Casino for the night of the 29th
  • Lisa Kolb of Acorn Internet Services, Inc. on Google Best Practices
  • Managing and Reducing Costs for Restaurants
  • Share Ideas with Peers at Round-table Discussions
  • Keynote Presented by Travis Mills

Registration Information Coming Soon!

 

For registration questions contact: jennifer@maineinns.com

Deals for new members apply, contact: Kathleen@MaineRestaurant.com

Staying over? The following Members have generously offered room rates:

The Residence Inn 28-30th – $169 Call: 207-433-0800 and reference Hospitality Summit or Book Here

The Charles Inn 28-30th – $89.99 Call: 207-992-2820   WEBSITE PROMO CODE: INNKEEPER   Transportation will be provided.

The Vacationland Inn 28-30th – $79.99 Call: 207-989-5450   WEBSITE PROMO CODE: INNKEEPER   Transportation will be provided.

The Fireside Inn 29-30th – $119.99 Call: 207-942-1234 and reference the Maine Hospitality Summit

Hollywood Casino Hotel 28-30th – $99  and reference the Maine Hospitality Summit

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 AGENDA

 

The Cross Insurance Center and Hollywood Casino & Hotel 

 

Monday, October 29th – Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

 

9:00am – Registration Opens in the Lobby

 

10:00am – First Annual Member Meeting of Hospitality Maine – Ballroom

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Light Buffet Lunch – General Session – Official Welcome       

Our CEO Steve Hewins and members of the Bangor community greet attendees and a Legislative Update with Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs.

 

1:30pm – 1:45pm Free-Time

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm – The Hospitality Workforce Challenge

 

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Green Operations: Profiting from Sustainability

Green is the new profitable. How Maine hospitality benefits from eco-friendly practices — from rich pr and marketing opportunities to the bottom line. We hear from a hospitality professor, PR manager of a green forward inn and director of a wildlife habitat turned restaurant. Panelists include:  Peter Cooke of Manomet, Rauni Kew – PR and Green Program Manager at Inn By The Sea.

 

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Free-Time

 

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Taste of Bangor Reception – Cross Center Pre-function Area

Taste of Bangor Reception served up by local Restaurant Members and Beer Tasting with Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company 

 

7:00pm – 8:30pm – Dinner at the Cross Center

Salad-Maine Wild Blueberry goat cheese on a bed of arugula with maple walnuts and Cinnamon Pear Balsamic

Petite Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Shallots & Fresh Thyme drizzled with truffle oil and Seafood Strudel with Lobster and Haddock with Shrimp Cream Sauce

Buttered Poached Maine grown Pinto Gold Potatoes and a Fresh vegetable Medley.

 Vegetarian Alternative Offering:

Eggplant strudel with roasted sweet peppers, carrots, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, fresh basil and marinara and Portabella Florentine.

Butter Poached Maine Grown Pinto Gold Potatoes and a Fresh vegetable medley.

 

8:30pm – Dessert and Entertainment at Hollywood Casino & Hotel – Lancaster Room

Each guest will receive a free slot play voucher usable the night of the event!

 

Tuesday, October 30th – The Cross Insurance Center

 

8:00am to 9:00am Breakfast at The Cross Insurance Center

Start your day with fresh hand cracked scrambled eggs, crisp Applewood smoked bacon,

Maine potato home fries, fresh fruit wedges, Stuffed Baked Blueberry cream cheese French toast with warm Maple Syrup

Premium coffee and specialty tea

 

9:15am to 10:15am – Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout #1 – Google Expert Lisa Kolb of Acorn Internet Sevices, Inc.

Breakout #2 – Reduce and Manage Restaurant Costs

 

10:30am to 11:30am – Round-table Sharing Event

Share Ideas with Peers at Round-table Discussions!

 

12:30 – 2:00pm – Lunch and Keynote Presentation with Travis Mills

Travis Mills’ keynote speech teaches and inspires audiences nationwide to “Never give up. Never quit.” no matter the obstacles or circumstances. Travis’ larger-than-life personality, sense of humor and incredible spirit for life engages audiences from the moment he takes center stage. Travis’ story has been featured on local and national news including Fox News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, and CNN with Barbara Starr.

info@travismills.org www.travismills.org @ssgtravismills

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Cross Insurance Center
Hollywood Casino & Hotel

Cross Insurance Center

Bangor, ME

Along the historic riverfront in the quintessential New England city of Bangor, Maine, the Cross Insurance Center can host up to 2,000 convention guests with an 8,000 seat arena and room for 260 exhibit booths, offering you first class hospitality, and providing an unparalleled, original New England experience. Just minutes from Bangor International Airport, the state-of-the-art new facility has easy access to diverse dining and nightlife, boutique and unique shopping, and is just a scenic hour’s drive to breathtaking ocean views at Acadia National Park.

The Cross Insurance Center guarantees complete satisfaction for patrons with specific seating needs. Whether you need bulk quantities of event tickets for a large group or organization or special considerations for disabled guests, the Cross Center staff will see to your every need.

www.crossinsurancecenter.com

Hollywood Casino & Hotel

STRICTLY A-LIST

After a full day of non-stop gaming action, you can relax at our luxurious hotel, featuring 148 deluxe rooms and four suites. It’s the perfect escape.

The hotel has a daily amenity fee of $10 tax inclusive. This fee includes: basic Wi-Fi, unlimited local calls, a $5 food credit that can be used at all food outlets, two bottles of Poland Springs water, gym access, newspaper (available at front desk), printing of boarding passes, self-serve business center, and covered parking.

Our facility is 100% smoke free. No pets allowed. Check-in time: 3 p.m., check out time 11 a.m. Valid photo identification is required upon check-in. Room rate does not include tax or amenity fee. A valid credit card is required for check-in for room rate, tax, amenity fee and a $50 incidental hold, or a full cash payment for room rate, tax, amenity fee and a $250 incidental cash deposit.

www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com

Travis Mills

Travis Mills’ keynote speech teaches and inspires audiences nationwide to “Never give up. Never quit.” no matter the obstacles or circumstances. Travis’ larger-than-life personality, sense of humor and incredible spirit for life engages audiences from the moment he takes center stage. Travis’ story has been featured on local and national news including Fox News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, and CNN with Barbara Starr.

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is 1 of only 5 quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive such extensive injuries. Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, the prayers of thousands, and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Travis continues to overcome the obstacles of living life as a quadruple amputee. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound everyone with his progress and with his amazing spirit. SSG Travis Mills is a genuine American hero, and for
his incredible sacrifice, we are forever in his debt. Travis’ story inspired the creation of the award-winning documentary film,
Travis: A Soldier’s Story, which after a nationwide theatrical run is now available at www.travisthemovie.com. Travis has also written a New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough As They Come, chronicling his courageous journey.

In September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans. Travis’ foundation is building a first class, fully-accessible “smart home” facility dedicated to the recreational and reintegration needs of recalibrated veterans and their families in Rome, Maine.
info@travismills.org www.travismills.org @ssgtravismills

 

Rauni Kew, PR and Green Program Manager at Inn By The Sea

Rauni Kew’s background is in marketing and public relations. Currently she manages PR & Green Programs for  Inn by the Sea.  The Inn has achieved LEED ® Silver,  was selected by Preferred Hotels for their GIFFTs Sustainability Award in 2014 & again in 2018, and was honored with the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Sustainable Industry Award in 2017.

Ms. Kew served on the Maine Tourism Commission and as Chair of the Greater Portland CVB. She frequently has published articles on sustainable hospitality in industry journals.

Previously Ms. Kew was Marketing Director for a Chemical Process manufacturer, launching dispersion equipment that reduced sludge in activated wastewater treatment plants, worked in the technology sector for an Internet screen sharing provider, and in production for CBC television news in New York and at the United Nations.

Lisa Kolb

Bed and Breakfast Website Design & Inn Marketing Specialists

From working in a top 10 banking software company in Atlanta, Georgia, doing software development, installation, customer support and quality assurance to working for MCI/WCOM in Colorado Springs, Colorado, together Mark and Lisa have over 40 years of combined experience that can be put to work for you.

In 1996, after almost a decade of solely working in the corporate world of software development and design, Mark and Lisa moved to Colorado Springs to open a Bed and Breakfast. While doing software support and development for their bed and breakfast and a local bed and breakfast organization’s Web site, the need for a low-cost quality solution for the online marketing needs of other small businesses became glaringly apparent.

In January of 2002, Mark and Lisa formed Acorn Internet Services, Inc. Acorn IS is currently providing service for hundreds of satisfied Web site clients, and we are proud to say our customer base is growing daily. Currently, Mark provides support for the Acorn Webserver maintenance, database design for large customers, Webserver security and technology research, and Lisa oversees the day-to-day operations including weekly Webinars, Acorn University and On-Site Guest Speaking.

  • Lisa has her BS in Computer Science from Slippery Rock University in PA, 1988

 

Peter Cooke

Businesses and organizations need tools and the knowledge of how to use them to become more sustainable. As Program Manager of the Grocery Stewardship Certification program, Peter has discovered creative ways to engage businesses and organizations to raise their contextual awareness and make them measurably more sustainable.

He has performed sustainability assessments and audits for hundreds of businesses over dozens of industry sectors. He has also created environmental certification programs for Hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores. Peter is ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certified, Commercial Energy Auditor trained, Building Operator Certified, and Hazardous Waste Operations (OSHA 1910.120) certified. When he isn’t at Manomet, Peter teaches as an adjunct lecturer at Antioch University, University of Southern Maine, and Tufts University.

In his spare time, Peter organizes an international ultramarathon running competition based on a Moby Dick theme and is also an avid whitewater paddler and surfer.

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