Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to all Tourism Award Winners and Mini-Grant Recipients, and thank you to our sponsors, state and municipal officials and all attendees for making our event a very special evening. Please CLICK HERE to access our photo gallery.
North of Boston CVB Annual Meeting, Tourism Awards
& Mini-Grant Ceremony
Thursday, November 8, 2018
55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
5:30pm to 9:00pm
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5:30pm – Check-in and Cocktail Hour
6:30pm – Dinner
7:15pm – Awards Presentation
8:00pm – Remarks/ Board Inductions & Thank you for Service
8:30pm – Closing Remarks
2018 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS
2018 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award
Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
This leadership award was renamed in 2012 in honor of our colleague and friend Anne Turcotte. The award is given to an individual or organization whose innovation, expertise and energy serves as an inspiration for others in the tourism industry.
2018 Geoff Woodman Hospitality Award
Residence Inn Boston/Danvers
The Geoff Woodman Hospitality Award is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the tourism industry of the North of Boston region and honors the NBCVB member who best exemplifies the region’s hospitality.
2018 Story Teller Award
Cogswell’s Grant, Historic New England
The Story Teller Award honors the region’s best storytellers-the individuals, who share not only their company’s story, but all the rich history and culture of the region in everything they do in celebration of the North of Boston’s regional theme: “A Story in Every Mile”.
2018 Small Business Award
Salem Historical Tours & Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
The Small Business Award is given to a small business owner who recognizes the importance of the tourism industry and is committed to servicing the visitors of Essex County.
2018 Frontline Hospitality Award
Salem Witch Museum
The Frontline Hospitality Award, given for the first time in 2012, has been designed to honor a member of the region’s frontline service ambassadors. The friendliness, knowledge and customer service of these individuals set the tone for a visitors’ stay within the region. This individual regularly goes beyond to provide excellent customer service and encourage guests
to explore the region while visiting.
2018 New Member Award
The New Member Award is given to a new member of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors’ Bureau that recognizes the importance of tourism within the region and has made great strides within their first years of membership to support tourism.
2018 Award of Appreciation
Massachusetts House of Representatives
The Award of Appreciation is given out to those individuals who have gone above and beyond to promote tourism in Essex County.
2018 Special Recognition Award
Congratulations to our 2018 Tourism Mini-Grant Recipients
|Cape Ann Chamber of Chamber of Commerce||2018 Cape Ann Guide + Directory|
|Destination Salem||2018 Salem Guide & Map|
|Essex Agricultural Society DBA Topsfield Fair||Topsfield Fair Google Adwords Project|
|Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.||Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Rack Card|
|Gloucester Tourism Alliance DBA Discover Gloucester||2018-19 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide Souvenir|
|Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce||Greater Haverhill Visitor Guide|
|Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce||2018 Visitor and Resource Guide to Greater Newburyport|
|Marblehead Chamber of Commerce||2018 Marblehead Visitor Guide and Map|
|Marblehead Museum||Exterior Lee Mansion Signs|
|Montserrat College of Art||Summer Immersives (classes) postcard/website and social media promotion|
|Rockport Chamber of Commerce, a Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce||2018 Rockport Visitor’s Map and Guide|
|Rockport Cultural District||Rockport Rack Card 2018|
|The House of Seven Gables Settlement Association||Translation of informational site maps|
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Jennifer Close, Chair – Peabody Essex Museum
Tami O’Brien, Vice Chair – Encompass Premiums & Apparel
James O’Brien, Treasurer – Topsfield Fair
Bethany Groff Dorau, Secretary – Historic New England
Krista Marchand, At Large – Wylie Inn & Conference Center
Karen Nascembeni, At Large – North Shore Music Theatre
Kate Fox, Immediate Past Chair – Destination Salem
Board of Directors
Matt Anzivino, Rockport Inn & Suites
Julie Arrison-Bishop – The House of the Seven Gables
Elizabeth Carey, Discover Gloucester
Kassandra Gove, Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation
John Orlando – The Harborview Inn
Ann Ormond, Town of Andover
Drew Russo – Lynn Museum/LynnArts
Merry Ward- Salem Witch Museum
Ann Marie Casey, North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau – Ex Officio
Tara B. Bassett – Boston Marriott Peabody
Joe Bevilacqua – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
Jo Broderick – Montserrat College of Art
Heather Dagle – 7 Seas Whale Watch
Jeanne Hennessey – Beauport Hospitality Group
Gia Page – Davio’s Lynnfield
Robert Simonelli – The Landing Restaurant
Michael Bevilacqua – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
George Carey – FINZ Seafood & Grill and Sea Level Oyster Bar
Linn Parisi -Over the Bridge Tours
Eva Valentine – Aegis Financial Strategies, Inc.
Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP – Wolfe Adventures and Tours, LLC
Rhonda Woodman – Woodman’s of Essex
Thank you to our sponsors.