LACONIA — The Lakes Region Tourism Association will hold its annual meeting on October 2, at The NASWA Resort's Blue Bistro in Weirs Beach from 5:30-8 p.m.
The meeting will begin with the President's welcome and reports followed by the Executive Director's Marketing and Advertising overview. This overview will demonstrate how the Lakes Region Tourism Association promoted the region in state, out of state, and internationally, increasing the number of visitors to the region to create a positive economic impact on businesses.
Following the Executive Director's overview will be the announcement of two scholarships and the Annual Tourism Award.
The Lakes Region Tourism Association awards the Mildred A. Beach Hospitality Scholarship and the Mel Borrin Scholarship each year at their annual business meeting.
The Mildred A. Beach Hospitality Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a college, university or technical college in the Lakes Region and is pursuing a degree in tourism, hospitality and/or culinary arts. The Mel Borrin Scholarship is awarded to a student that has shown enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills and is self-motivated to succeed.
The Annual Tourism Award was established to be given to an individual or business that has made a difference during the past year to bring visitors into the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire. Examples include the enhancement of an event or attraction, development of an event or attraction, outstanding marketing/promotion of a related achievement that had an economic impact by bringing visitors to the area.