LA Metro Chamber February Breakfast~Maine's Hospitality Industry: What We've Learned and Where We Go from Here hosted by The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
Join us this month, when Steve Hewins, President + CEO of HospitalityMaine shares his views on what the hospitality industry has learned while navigating through the pandemic, and how the future for Maine’s restaurants and hotels will be much different in the post-Covid hospitality world.
Hospitality is one of the biggest employers of LA's workforce, and has been hardest hit by the pandemic; with restaurants and lodging seeing disruptions to operations and crippling restrictions from Maine CDC and DECD. Steve will provide an overview of the region’s hospitality industry in perspective to the state and regional economy, and share both heartbreaking stories and silver lining successes learned so far; finishing with notes about what to look for in 2021 and beyond.
Steve Hewins has a long career in travel and hospitality. After graduating from the University of Maine, he started Hewins Travel from his Portland apartment, eventually becoming the largest travel agency in Maine with 11 offices and 70 employees. He sold the business to AAA Northern New England in 2007 becoming AAA’s VP of Travel and Operations. Leaving AAA in 2013 to focus on Maine, he become the executive director of Portland Downtown District, and in 2016 was hired by the organization he leads today.
Please note that this is a Virtual Breakfast and only those who completed their registration for the virtual attendance by February 4th will receive their "breakfast bags" by mail and anyone who registers after February 4th will need to pick up their bags here at the LA Metro Chamber on February 9th or 10th.
What to Expect:
Here is what you can expect from a virtual breakfast:
Join us by 7:30 am to chat and network with people.
Stay until the end, and look for your chance to win a door prize from your breakfast bag ticket.
Please drop off a handful of business cards at the Chamber offices byFebruary 1st, for us to include in other breakfast bags to support networking.
We encourage you to connect with other members! Look for the new connections, or find a colleague or friend!