Maine's "Open Lighthouse Day" Welcomes the Public with FREE Admission - September 8


AUGUSTA ‚€“ Maine‚€™s iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during Maine‚€™s 10th Annual Open Lighthouse Day, to be held Saturday, September 8th, in locations from Kennebunkport to Lubec. 23 lighthouses, including many not typically open to the public, will welcome visitors with free entry on this one day. This popular family-friendly event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually for an exploration of Maine‚€™s historic lights and the rich history of its lighthouses and lightkeepers.

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Maine Office of Tourism Earns National Award for Tourism Marketing Efforts


AUGUSTA - For the second-consecutive year, the Maine Office of Tourism‚€™s marketing campaign has received a Mercury Award from the U.S. Travel Association for ‚€œexcellence and creative accomplishments in destination marketing and inspiring the continued development of imaginative promotional programs.‚€

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Nominations Open for 2018 Governor's Award for Business Excellence


AUGUSTA ‚€“ The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor's Award for Business Excellence.

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ConnectME Launches Statewide Broadband Action Plan


AUGUSTA - The ConnectME Authority has developed a Statewide Broadband Action Plan in partnership with the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) through collaboration with broadband experts, communities, input from stakeholders and review of models utilized in other states. The Action Plan sets forth initiatives that will ensure Maine‚€™s broadband needs are met within five years of initial funding and envisions meaningful local, state, federal and private-sector investment.

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Maine Tourism Prepares for Busy Summer Season


AUGUSTA - With Memorial Day and the summer travel season just around the corner, the Maine Office of Tourism looks forward to another good year for the tourism industry in Maine, amid national reports of optimism for U.S. domestic leisure travel.

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