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MWVCC and N. Conway Village Assoc participate in 2012 Tourism Summit

News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Contact information: Janice Crawford, 603-356-5701,  


Concord, NH, September 12, 2012 – A coalition of tourism-related business groups representing hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees has announced the details of the Gubernatorial Tourism Summit, featuring invited guests Democratic candidate Maggie Hassan & Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne.  The Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at the Grappone Center in Concord. 

“With tourism’s impact on employment and the economic picture in NH being so critical to our quality of life,” said Alice Pearce, President of Ski NH, “it is important for the different components of NH’s tourism community to be a part of the debate between the two major candidates seeking to be our next governor.   Not only are there 19 organizations from all across the state sponsoring this event but we are anticipating well over 100 attendees to be listening to the two nominees.” 

“In order to maintain neutrality for the forum,” said Mike Somers, President of the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association, “we have asked James Pindell, a notable observer of NH’s political landscape through his role as WMUR-TV’s Political Director, to moderate the morning’s deliberations.   James knows this state from many different angles and will be an excellent moderator for this forum that is designed to allow the nominees to share their vision for how the tourism economy can thrive in an ever-changing environment.” 

Peter Ramsey, Chairperson of the NH Travel Council, added, “With so many diverse members of the state’s tourism community, we are looking forward to a very informative session with the candidates.” 

The participating members of the Gubernatorial Tourism Summit are the  NH Lodging & Restaurant Association, Ski NH, NH Campground Owners Association, NH Travel Council, Lincoln/Woodstock Chamber, Mount Washington Valley Chamber, North Conway Village Association, White Mountains Attractions, Plymouth Regional Chamber, Lakes Region Tourism Association, Lakes Region Chamber, Lake Sunapee Regional Chamber, Greater Portsmouth Chamber, NH Grand, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospitality Council, NH Bed & Breakfast Association, NH Grocers’ Association, Retail Merchants Association of NH, and the League of NH Craftsmen.  For registration information, interested attendees should contact their tourism organization.



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