Governor LePage Account Executive Helps Welcome New Ski Business to Bethel

AUGUSTA – With snowfall just around the corner, Maine’s ski industry is gearing up for what will hopefully be another blockbuster season. In western Maine, those looking to suit-up and hit the slopes will soon have another option.

On Saturday, October 12, Sport Thoma will hold a grand opening for its new store on Route 2 in Bethel. This will be Sport Thoma’s sixth store in New England, but the first ever in Maine.

Governor LePage Account Executive Brian Doyle, recognizing the owner’s need for speed in getting the business up and running, helped move the process along.

“This is a great example of state government moving at the speed of business,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “My team of Business Account Executives at the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development was able to work with MaineDOT to get the ball rolling in a timely fashion, so this new business could get up and running as soon as possible.”

“I expected the worst but in the end, I was pleased with the result,” said Sport Thoma owner Peter Kailey. “Once our traffic study was completed, we were able to get answers in a remarkably short period of time and move forward with our new business project.”

According to Kailey, his family was one of the original founders of Sunday River and being able to come home to Maine and open a new business near the resort is very gratifying.

“I wish him the best of luck and am more than willing to continue helping him in any way possible,” said Governor LePage Account Executive Brian Doyle.