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082413CruConAward (132)

MOULTONBORUGH — Sandra Cleary, owner and President of  CruCon Cruise Outlet ,was honored during a ceremony at Vacation.com’s 15th International Conference held in Orlando, Florida on June 14. This is the third straight year that the specialty travel agency has received the Chairman’s Award as the top travel agency in the United States.

The award was presented by Vacation.com President John Lovell. CruCon Cruise Outlet is the only United States agency, in a network of more than 5,000 agencies, to be honored with this prestigious award.

Vacation.com is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and is the largest travel service marketing organization in North America. CruCon was founded in 1995 by Sandra Cleary. She and her team of 75 cruise travel experts provide their unique concierge level of service from their offices in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 08:54

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083013WinniHistoricalAntiques

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting its annual Antiques Appraisal Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Three experts will be available to appraise items. A $5 fee per item will be charged. The proceeds will benefit the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. 

For more information about the event call 366-5950. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Route 3 in the Weirs section of Laconia, next to Funspot.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:59

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090613CaregiversMiniGolf

MEREDITH — The third annual Family Fun Mini-Golf Tournament sponsored by the Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers will take place at Paradise Falls Mini-Golf in Moultonborough on Saturday, Sept. 7. Registration is at 1 p.m. followed by the shotgun start at 2 p.m.

Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers is pleased to have Shep Brown's Boat Basin for the third year as the Gold sponsor. Silver and Bronze sponsors are a new addition this year. McCarthy Lawn & Property Management is the Silver sponsor, and Fran Cook Goldsmith is the Bronze sponsor.

Structure sponsors this year are: Atlantic Valuation Consultants, Meadow Pond Animal Hospital, Henderson Family Foundation, Skiffington Homes Inc., Inter-Lakes Animal Hospital LLC, Eisenberg Chiropractic, Preferred Vacation Rental, LRGHealthcare and Y-Landing Marina.

Ben and Jerry's will be supplying ice cream and the fixings for a sundae treat after the event and CG Roxane will be supplying water to keep all the golfers cool.

For more information call 253.9275, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:49

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081713 CruCon Groundbreaking

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandra Cleary, owner and President of CruCon Cruise Outlet has announced that construction is underway for a new office building. CruCon Cruise Outlet is a specialty cruise travel agency that currently has 75 employees, but the new building will allow for the expansion of the staff to approximately 150 by the spring of 2014.

The land for CruCon's new office building was purchased by Cleary in 2012 and construction is now underway at the new location, which is across the street from their current location on Whittier Highway. The building will be 30,000 square feet and will feature an auditorium complete with stage and electronic presentation capabilities, as well as a recreation room, exercise room with men's and women's locker rooms and showers, and a staff lounge.

The building is a steel frame and will accommodate parking for over 150. CruCon has over 300,000 clients in North America and their clients seldom visit the office as their services are all provided via phone and email. The new building is solely for the expansion of staff and the need for a place to provide the extensive training from which every employee benefits.

"We have a unique business model that seems to work and each and every person who joins our team is personally trained. We teach them how to become a cruise expert, a service professional, and build a successful, long-term career here," states Cleary.

The search has already begun to fill the staffing needs of the growing company that was started by Cleary in 1995. Many of the current employees have been with the company over 10 years and, according to Cleary, it is due to their camaraderie and working as a close-knit team that they have chosen to stay.

"From the day I started this company, my goal was to build a team of professionals who understood the high level of concierge-type service we provide and enjoyed a fast paced environment. They are rewarded heavily for their hard work; but one of the best rewards is just being able to live and work in the Lakes Region!"

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:39

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