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Come for the lobsters and lighthouses, and find yourself surprised by our amazing array of arts, entertainment and shops. Let our cobblestone walkways greet you as you stroll around the Old Port. Experience every outdoor activity imaginable and enjoy our exceptional culinary scene and accommodations... Welcome to Maine. Enjoy a region where business meets adventure and natural beauty inspires productivity. More than a meeting place, Maine is an exciting getaway that will keep your delegates entertained in every season of the year. When you think of a great meeting, conference or event you’ve attended, it’s usually the location that has left its impression on you. Whether it’s the beauty of the place or the combination of activities and sights you’ve been able to take in on your free time, the choice of destination will leave its mark on your meeting or event for years to come. Now imagine a destination where spectacular scenery and a wealth of exciting activities create the perfect backdrop for your meeting, and you’ve just envisioned Greater Portland, Maine. Once you hold a meeting in Maine, you’ll see why the state’s renown as a vacation destination is becoming matched by its reputation as a first-class meetings destination. Stunning natural beauty, rich culture and entertainment, exciting outdoor adventures, exceptional shopping, and extraordinary service all come together to create a magical place for your delegates to gather. And gather they will—the mystique of the country’s most northeastern state is in part responsible for the large attendance of meetings held in Maine. The quality of service you’ll experience here will ensure your event is one of the most successful ever. So stop imagining that ideal destination and come experience Maine for yourself. We look forward to sending you home refreshed, energized and thoroughly pleased to have discovered Maine’s magical fusion of business and adventure at last.

94 Commercial Street Portland, Maine 04101 (207) 772-4994 (207) 874-9043 fax sales@visitportland.com visitportland.com How to Reach Us or sales@visitportland.com or fill out an online RFP at visitportland.com President Lynn Tillotson / ext. 233 ltillotson@visitportland.com Director of Convention Sales Elissa English / ext. 227 eenglish@visitportland.com Convention Sales Manager Anca Potvin / ext. 225 apotvin@visitportland.com Destination Wedding Manager Celeste Reali / ext. 239 celeste@visitportland.com Call or email us at: (207) 772-4994 x227

Photo this page: DeLorme’s Eartha in Yarmouth, Maine – Tim Greenway

CONTENTS

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8-15 Area Introduction 12-14 Festivals & Annual Events 16 Transportation 17 Maine State Map 18-19 Downtown Portland Map 21-30 Directory of Convention Services CAPACITIES & AMENITIES CHARTS 30-33 Accommodations 33 Outdoor Resorts 35 Exhibit Halls & Auditoriums 35-38 Facilities & Restaurants 38-48 Photos & Features Guide 49 Index of Businesses

ON THE COVER: Numerous Portland eateries offer relaxed outdoor dining in an historic atmosphere. Photo by Corey Templeton.

PHOTOS THIS PAGE: NightScene,Fence,Lobster—CynthiaFarr-Weinfeld;

Attendees Walking – Jennifer Kearnes; Portland Waterfront – Robert Witkowski

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FREE SERVICES.

Your staff was immediately on top of my request for assistance and within a couple of days I had eight proposals for meeting services in my inbox! Thank you for providing such a valuable service” — Sheila Comerford, Maine Psychological Association

At the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau, your meeting or event is of utmost importance to us and, together with our partners in the hospitality industry, we’ll work to make it one of the most pleasurable you’ll ever hold. Welcome to Maine. Our goal is to provide you with the assistance you need to make your meeting in Maine well attended, successful and enjoyable. And our services are free of charge; check out how we can help! AT THE PRE-BOOKING STAGE • Official Letters of Invitation • Overnight Accommodations & Function Space Availability • Bid Proposals & Assistance with Presentations • Site Inspections & Area Tours • Logistical Assistance (such as obtaining city or state permits) • Publicity/Promotional Materials

MOTORCOACH TOURS

The Bureau offers assistance directed specifically at the needs of motorcoach tour planners and operators. Our goal is to help you fill coaches and provide lasting memories of Maine for attendees. OUR MOTORCOACH SERVICES ARE FREE! Let us help with the following: • Overnight Accommodations • Activities • Restaurants • Parking • Step-on Guides

AT THE POST -BOOKING STAGE • Referrals to Convention Service Vendors • Itinerary & Program Ideas • Destination/Attendance Building Literature • Delegate Gift Ideas • Housing Bureau & Registration Service Referrals

Whatever your preference or budget, we can help you find the perfect facility in which to hold your meeting, convention, or event. Choose from sophisticated urban settings, elegant coastal resorts, rustic lakeside cabins and charming bed and breakfasts. The listings and ads which begin on page 30 highlight the amenities of our accommodations and function facilities. Our convention sales and service staff can provide more information to help you choose an event location. Small or large, your group will enjoy traditional New England hospi- tality, with extraordinary attention to your meeting’s details.

• Itinerary Planning • Motorcoach Maps • Hi-resolution Photography for Publications

DON’T MISS THE NEXT HARVEST ON THE HARBOR October 22-25, 2014 Portland Waterfront

Four days celebrating the bounty and creativity of Maine’s cuisine. harvestontheharbor.com Group discounts available.

Photo on right: Focus Photography

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WEDDINGS.

It’s the day you have always thought about or you’re a wedding planner looking to make a dream come true. With breathtaking scenic views and loads of charm, Maine pretty much sells itself as the perfect wedding backdrop. Welcome to Maine. Whether you prefer a seaside service, mountaintop marriage or cityscape ceremony, a Maine locat i on can enhance your wedding with its stunning, natural beauty. Maine is a wonderful wedding destination that will excite your guests, and one that they can easily incorporate into a longer vacation. Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and we want it to be perfect! Our seasoned staff provides personal assistance throughout the planning process and is your one-stop connection to all the services you’ll need to create your magical wedding. If you want someone to take care of all the details for you, you’ll want to avail yourself of one of the area’s excellent event planners; we can point you in the right direction there, too.

THINGS WE CAN HELP YOU WITH How to Get a Maine Marriage License — Hiring a Maine Wedding Consultant — Recipes to Make Your Wedding Uniquely Maine — How to Mix Lighthouses with Lobster and Love — and more… Email us at weddings@visitportland.com or visit us online marryinmaine.com CLIMATE The sea tempers Maine’s climate, making for mild winters and cool summer breezes. Temperatures range from comfortable 60’s - 80’s (with low humidity) during the summer months to 20’s - 40’s during the winter. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MONTHS HIGHS LOWS January 34° 17° February 35° 17° March 40° 25° April 54° 33° May 64° 42° June 75° 55° July 79° 59° August 79° 60° September 70° 50° October 61° 39° November 50° 32° December 38° 22°

LET US HELP YOU WITH • Wedding Venue • Guest Accommodations • Rehearsal Dinner • Tent & Other Rentals • Photographers • Caterers

• Visitor Literature • Wedding Favors • Printers • Entertainment • Florists • Transportation

We want to get legally married in a state where marriage equality is extended to everyone and we’ve heard so many good things about Maine. We’re particularly interested in supporting vendors who are LGBT allies as we are.” — Eve Feucht, North Carolina “

Photos on right: top left – emilie inc. photography; top right – Cuppa Photography; center – emilie inc. photography; bottom left – Kate Crabtree Photography; bottom right – Bethany & Dan Photography

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SPORTS.

From the mountains to the sea, Maine sports venues have played host to youth, amateur, national, international, university-level, and professional-level sports. Two years in a row Maine scored a winning goal as host of the Region 1 Soccer Championship Tournament; teams from Virginia to New England delighted in the comfortable climate Maine offered their players and the many activities available to their families . Welcome to Maine . Maine and sports—it’s a natural fit. With its diversity of terrain and changing climate, Maine is a destination fortunate to have an array of distinct, unique four-season sports activities. Maine has the space to hold large competitions and the services to ensure they run smoothly. From marathons & triathlons, to cycling and golf, to motor sports, sailing regattas and much more, the state’s natural resources allow for the widest range of sporting events. And the Maine Sports Commission will help assist existing events increase their reach and operational capacity by sharing knowledge and best practices from other organizations that have successfully held their events here. While visiting, your delegates may want to catch one of the region’s semi-pro teams in a home game. Consider taking a family member or corporate client to cheer on the Red Claws, Portland’s basketball affiliate of the Boston Celtics. Or bring a group to the bleachers of Hadlock Field to take in a Portland Sea Dogs game and watch the Red Sox AA affiliate as they “play ball!” Greater Portland is geared up for the excitement of organized sports and our convention team is eager to help you navigate the logistics of hosting a major league event in Maine. From skiing and skating, to dance and cheerleading competitions, to field sports – even beach volleyball – Maine has the resources to make your sporting event a slam dunk. “ Maine’s bid stood out because of the excellent competitive venue within close proximity to major cities and airports, a robust volunteer base and favorable weather.” — Andy Lee, USA Ultimate

US National Toboggan Championships Feb 7-8, Camden Maine Pond Hockey Classic February 7-9, China Lake Sebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby Feb 15-16, Sebago Lake Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races Feb 28-Mar 4, Fort Kent NCAA DIII Men’s Ice Hockey Championships Mar 21-22, Lewiston USA Ultimate Northeastern HS Championships May 10-11, South Portland Sugarloaf Marathon May 18, Carrabassett Valley Untamed NE Adventure Race Jun 17-22, The Forks The Color Run Jun 22, South Portland New England Forest Rally Jul 18-19, Newry TD Beach to Beacon 10K Aug 2, Cape Elizabeth Shipyard Cup Aug 7-10, Boothbay Harbor Senior League World Series Aug 9-16, Bangor REV3 Triathlon Aug 24, Old Orchard Beach The Dempsey Challenge Sep 27-28, Lewiston/Auburn Lobsterman Triathlon Sep 6, Freeport Maine Madness Roller Derby Battle Early Sep, Portland Wife Carrying Contest Mid-Oct, Newry SMALL SAMPLING OF UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS IN MAINE Dressage Forum May 24-25, Pineland Farms

Photos on right: top left – courtesy Sunday River; top right – Patrick McCarthy, courtesy Maine Sports Commission; bottom – MS Regatta, photo Tim Greenway

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WATERFRONT CI T Y.

Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine’s south coast region, Portland is a lively city that incorporates an historic atmosphere into a modern, urban environment. Welcome to Maine. Older architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along the working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the Old Port section of town. Portland is easy to navigate by foot, taxi or bus. Small parks and squares dot the landscape, offering comfortable respite for urban explorers. Intriguing shops and cozy coffee and teahouses beckon to passersby. Harbor cruises, trolley and architectural walking tours, as well as a wealth of galleries, are within easy reach, nestled along the waterfront. The region’s culinary scene is also bustling. Maine lobster continues to have a devoted following and a lobster and clambake with all the fixings, on the beach or other setting, can add that extra excitement that your delegates will long be talking about. In addition to the freshest of seafood, a smorgasbord of culinary tastes is on offer in a wide variety of casual to elegant venues. Greater Portland’s microbrew movement is thriving; locally brewed beer is served at most restaurants and pubs and you can take a tour and sample the wares at many of the region’s popular microbreweries. Maine’s largest city has been steadily gaining a national reputation for its innovative restaurants and award-winning chefs. Join us in October for Harvest on the Harbor, a four-day waterfront festival celebrating the fantastic food, wine, products, and creative preparation that contribute to the state’s culinary renown. Experience seminars and demonstrations, wine, beer and spirit tastings, and a culinary marketplace, all with a backdrop of ferries, gulls, and salty sea breezes. harvestontheharbor.com

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Art Museums & Galleries • Professional Dance, Theatre, Symphony & Opera • Entertainers, Performers, Downeast Humorists ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS • Brewery & Distillery Tours • Lighthouse Photography Tours • Baseball & Basketball Teams • Parks & Wildlife Viewing • Paint Your Own Pottery • Sightseeing Tours • Maine Indoor Karting • Monkey Trunks Adventure Park • Casino Gaming • Scenic Railroad Tours • Art Night Out • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens • 19th Century Willowbrook Village • Songo River Queen Paddle Wheeler DINING • Lobster, Seafood & Clambakes • “Taste of Maine” Receptions • Local Microbreweries • Culinary Tours SHOPPER’S DELIGHT • Old Port Boutiques • Arts District Galleries & Shops • Freeport & Kittery Outlets • L.L. Bean • The Maine Mall

Once your delegates get a taste for Portland, they’re sure to want more!

Photos on right: top left – Tim Greenway; top right – Amy Tolk, Chris Lawrence; bottom – Corey Templeton

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ADVENTURE.

When we say business meets adventure, we mean it—since Maine is one of the nation’s great outdoor playgrounds, you may want to combine your business meeting or convention with an exhilarating recreational outing. Or let your delegates discover their own adventure; just knowing what’s available to them is likely to make them more eager to attend your event. Whenever you come, a dazzling variety of activities await. Welcome to Maine. The Western Lakes and Mountains region offers superb downhill skiing, snowmobiling and rafting, while most other outdoor activities are easily accessible in Greater Portland. You can paddle gently in a canoe through the state’s largest salt marsh in Scarborough or take in a panoramic view of brilliant foliage on a fall hike up Bradbury Mountain in Pownal. Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Portland, Falmouth and Freeport are the ideal place for bird watchers to roam while golfers will find excellent country and coastal links, some ranked within the top courses in the nation. Biking and kayaking are two of the most popular outdoor activities that can be done as a group and experienced guides are available to lead your group in both. Elegant schooners will sail your party down the bay for a close-up view of forts and lighthouses. Or you can don rubber gloves and haul traps with a Maine lobsterman. Try ice-fishing or skating on Sebago Lake where the ice goes on for miles… From golfing to deep-sea fishing, we’ll help you find the perfect outdoor activities for your group. Or you may simply want to enjoy the views as you conduct business amid a natural backdrop conducive to productivity and clear thinking.

HISTORICAL SITES • Transportation Museums • Museum Homes • Center for Maine History • Architectural Walking Tours • Poland Spring Preservation Park • Museum at Portland Head Light • Kennebunk Historical Society • Portland Observatory • Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse ON & AROUND THE SEA • Harbor Cruises • Lighthouse Museums • Windjammer Cruises • Fishing (Deep Sea & Fresh Water) • Lobstering Tours • Whale & Puffin Watching • Land & Sea Tours OUTDOOR ADVENTURES • Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking • Whitewater Rafting • Golf • Moose Watching • Nature Walks • Ice Skating & Sleigh Rides • Snowshoeing • Skiing (Downhill & X-Country) • Bicycle Touring & Trail Riding • Challenge Course & Zip Line • Horseback Riding • Lobster & Clam Bakes • Kayaking & Canoeing • Sunset Sailboat Charters

“ I have gotten nothing but compliments from those who attended the meeting. My husband and I even stayed a few extra days and enjoyed some great time in the area.” - Alison Brown, Texas Instruments

Photo on right: Matt Garand

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GOING OUT.

Don’t be fooled by Portland’s small-town flavor—you’ll find a diversity and sophistication of cultural, historic and entertainment offerings typically encountered in much larger metropolitan regions. Be sure to leave some time on the itinerary for your attendees to experience and explore

FESTIVALS & ANNUAL EVENTS 2014 MARCH 5-9 / Portland Flower Show Annual exhibition of Maine horticulture & landscaping professionals. 14–16 / Maine Boatbuilders Show Portland’s gathering of the finest craftsmen & boatbuilders on the East Coast. JUNE 8 / Old Port Festival in Portland. Crafts & food booths, kids’ activities, music & live entertainment. 24–25 / Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor. Fully rigged windjammers sail into the harbor. Concerts, antique boat parade, & fireworks. 26–28 / Greek Heritage Festival in Portland. Greek foods, arts and crafts,and live entertainment. JULY JUN 29–JUL 27 / Bar Harbor Music Festival. Outstanding up & coming talent from jazz to brass to strings & even opera. 18–20 / Yarmouth Clam Festival Celebration includes a parade, races, games, entertainment & all the clams you can eat. AUGUST JUL 30–AUG 3 / Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. New England’s fun festival where lobster is king. 2 / Beach to Beacon10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth. 5,000+ runners race from Crescent Beach to Portland Head Light. 9 / Art In The Park in South Portland. Paintings & prints by artists from the entire Eastern Seaboard. 14–23 / Portland Chamber Music Festival in Portland. Evening performances by outstanding young musicians.

our sights and attractions. Welcome to Maine.

Portland, the cultural hub of northern New England, is home to professional theater and dance troupes, a fabulous art museum, and its own opera company and symphony orchestra. Historic homes and maritime museums honor the past’s legacy and bestow an appreciation for how a long and fruitful association with the sea continues to shape the region today. Throughout the summer, the skies fill with the sounds of outdoor concerts. A host of annual festivals celebrate every- thing from Maine performers and artisans, to the bounty of autumn’s harvest, to the delights of winter. If the family is along, there’s plenty to keep children actively entertained: baseball, hockey and basketball games, a children’s museum and planetarium, ice-skating and rollerblading, parks and wildlife. Maine is a safe and comfortable destination where delegates often combine a family vacation with business travel. If you are looking to mix pleasure with business, hold your next meeting in Maine. You may run out of time, but never things to do. We couldn’t have chosen a friendlier, more walkable, and more enjoyable city than Portland, Maine to hold our Annual Convention. The Old Port area with its quaint shops and unique restaurants was a perfect backdrop to the well-rounded trip Downeast. Having held meetings all across the country – Portland, ME is a step above.” - Shayne Gill, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Photos on right: top – Thomas Mitchell; bottom left – Corey Templeton; bottom right – Jonathan Reese, courtesy Portland Ballet; Portland Museum of Art, photo Tim Greenway

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Your delegates may want to extend their stay in Maine with a variety of pre- and post-conference trips. Our service team can suggest daytrips or weeklong outings; from the mountains to the sea, there’s so much to discover and so many reasons to turn a business trip into a real vacation. Popular Pre / Post Conference Trips SOUTH & MID-COASTAL MAINE Charming towns and villages dot the coast both south and north of Portland. Enjoy forts and lighthouses, amusement parks and maritime museums, salt marshes and beaches. Kittery and Freeport are home to wonderful outlet shopping, and outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean, in Freeport, is a destination unto itself. BAR HARBOR & ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Maine’s only national park is located less than four hours north of Portland, near the resort town of Bar Harbor. The Park Loop Road, hiking trails and carriage paths offer spectacular views and a variety of activities. As you head north, visit the quaint villages of Boothbay Harbor, Rockport and Camden, boasting terrific art galleries, shops and windjammer cruises. MOUNTAINS & LAKES REGION Rustic cabins, camping, swimming and boating in the clear waters of Maine’s lakes…if you love to be active outdoors, this is the region for you! Enjoy mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, cross-country or downhill skiing, and the wildlife of these unspoiled landscapes. THEMED TRIPS There’s something for everyone in Maine! Art lovers can follow the Maine Art Museum Trail and immerse themselves in works of art from ancient to contemporary. If lighthouses set you aglow, you can seek out the more than 60 beacons that illuminate the craggy coast. The Maine Birding Trail, is a valuable resource for avid birders who want to see Maine’s feathered friends. Moose watching, whale watching and other wildlife tours are also available in various regions throughout the state.

FESTIVALS & ANNUAL EVENTS (Continued from page 12) AUGUST 15–17 / Italian Street Bazaar in Portland. Ethnic celebration featuring band music, children’s games & Italian food. 15–17 / MS Regatta Harborfest on Casco Bay. Sailboat race, tug boat display, music & food on Portland’s waterfront. 22–24 / American Folk Festival in Bangor. Music, song & dance from across the country & the world, 21–27 / Cumberland Fair Large agricultural fair with crafts. 27–28 / Freeport Fall Festival. Over100 artists will exhibit at this annual event. OCTOBER 22–25 / Harvest on the Harbor in Portland. Food & Wine Festival celebrating Maine culinary arts. NOVEMBER 1 / Maine Brewers Festival in Portland. Sample products from the majority of Maine’s microbreweries NOV 28-DEC 21 / Light Up Your Holidays in Portland. Downtown is alive & merry with joy-filled celebration on its streets. 5–7 / Sparkle Weekend in Freeport. Parade, carol singing & horse-drawn carriage rides. 4–7 & 12–14 / Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport . Annual celebration with tree lighting, candlelight ceremony, caroling, & crafts fairs. held on the Bangor waterfront. 23 / WCSH-6 Sidewalk Arts Festival in Portland. 350 booths featuring artists from all over the country. SEPTEMBER with music & food. DECEMBER

Photos on right: top left – Sunday River; top right – David McLain; bottom – Thomas Mitchell

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COMMERCIAL AIRLINES SERVING PORTLAND • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue Airways • Southwest Airlines • United • US Airways NONSTOP FLIGHT CITIES Atlanta

Air access to Portland is excellent, with service from commercial and regional carriers averaging nearly 100 arrivals and departures daily from hub cities. Given its frequency of flights and convenient schedules, Portland offers your attendees service, access and availability that cannot be matched by most destinations its size. The Portland International Jetport is conveniently located just three miles from downtown Portland, and many hotels offer free shuttle service. Rental car, taxi, van and stretch limousine, and livery services are also available at the Jetport. Limousine, bus and van services are also available from other nearby airports. For motorists traveling from northeast cities, access by auto is a breeze; Portland is situated adjacent to Interstate 95 just two hours north of Boston and less than four hours from Hartford. Portland is also serviced by national and regional bus lines, offering numerous routes into the city. You can also ride the rails to Portland on the “Downeaster,” Amtrak’s passenger service between Boston and Brunswick. Portland’s train station is centrally located – just five minutes from the airport, area hotels, and Portland’s waterfront. Once here, you will find it a city easy to navigate. The Metro bus system offers convenient public bus service from outlying regions to downtown. Our service team can also hook you up with local motorcoach companies to provide a shuttle bus for your delegates and help you find parking for large city-wide conventions.

Baltimore Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Detroit Newark New York/JFK & LaGuardia Orlando Philadelphia

Washington, D. C./Dulles & Reagan (The Jetport also offers easy connections from many other destinations.) OTHER AIRPORTS Miles to Portland Augusta............................... 60 miles Bangor. ............................ 130 miles Bar Harbor........................ 160 miles Logan (Boston).................... 100 miles Manchester (NH)................. 90 miles Pease (NH).......................... 50 miles

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SCHEDULES Air: portlandjetport.org Train: traintomaine.com Bus: concordcoachlines.com Ferry: cascobaylines.com

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MILES TO PORTLAND Auburn/Lewiston . 38 Augusta. 60 Bangor. 133 Bar Harbor. 160 Bath. 32 Bethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Biddeford/Saco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Boothbay Harbor. 59 Bridgton. 40 Brunswick. 26 Camden. 85 Cape Elizabeth. 9 Carrabasset Valley. 108 Casco/Naples. 30 Cumberland . 12 Durham . 25 Falmouth. 7 Freeport. 17 Gorham. 10 Gray. 18 Kennebunkport. 29 Kingfield. 106 Kittery . 48 Lincolnville. 86 New Gloucester. 40

The following resources offer information on leisure travel throughout all regions of Maine: Maine Office of Tourism (888) 624-6345 visitmaine.com Maine Tourism Association (207) 623-0363 mainetourism.com

Newry. 79 North Conway, NH. 65 Northport. 90 Ogunquit . 35 Old Orchard Beach. 14 Oxford. 39 Phippsburg. 45 Rangeley . 128 Rockport. 85 Scarborough. 10 The Forks . 144 Wells. 29 Westbrook . 7 York Beach/Harbor . 41

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1 Best Western Merry Manor Inn 700 Main St, So. Portland

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13 Homewood Suites by Hilton 200 Southborough Dr, Scarborough A2 14 Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 155 Riverside St A8 15 Hyatt Place Portland Old Port 433 Fore St E8 16 Marriott at Sable Oaks 200 Sable Oaks Dr, So. Portland A4 17 Portland Harbor Hotel 468 Fore St E7 18 Portland Regency Hotel & Spa 20 Milk St E8 19 Residence Inn Downtown 145 Fore St F10 20 Super 8 Motel 208 Larrabee Rd, Westbrook A8 21 University of New England 716 Stevens Ave A10 22 USM Dept of Conferences 88 Bedford St B8 23 Westin Portland Harborview 157 High St C6 Hotel

2 Clarion Hotel

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3 Comfort Inn Airport 4 Courtyard by Marriott 6 DoubleTree by Hilton 7 Fairfield Inn Maine

90 Maine Mall Rd, So. Portland A4 100 Southborough Dr, So. Portland A2

5 Courtyard Marriott Downtown 321 Commercial St

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2 Cummings Rd, Scarborough

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8 Fireside Inn & Suites Portland 81 Riverside St

9 Hampton Inn Downtown 10 Hilton Garden Inn /Airport

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It’s still a business trip, but being in Vacationland sure takes the sting out of it.

The next time you’re bringing a group to greater Portland, take the direct route: y into the Portland International Jetport (PWM) . We o er non-stop service from dozens of cities, with easy connections throughout the U.S. and the world, with average domestic and international airfares that are cheaper than Boston’s, according to recent surveys*. Just a ten-minute drive from the Old Port, PWM saves your attendees all the cost, time and hassle of a two-hour drive from Boston to Portland. And, PWM’s recently expanded terminal and amenities–including Lobsters -To- Go and many favorite local brands–make going to the airport fun again, just as you’d expect in Vacationland!

The Portland International Jetport means more convenient access, lower fares, less driving and a soaring Maine welcome!

* Sources: CheapFlights.com 2012 A ordability Index and U.S. DOT data

TRANSPORTATION AIR & TRAIN TRAVEL AMTRAK POBox 417, Windham, NH 03087 (603) 421-9043 FAX: (603) 421-9013 espositom@amtrak.com / amtrak.com

Jetport offers travelers easy access off of theMaine Turnpike, easy parking across the street from the terminal and great airlines offering low airfares. Convenient location, convenient terminal and great airfares make Portland a great choice. See ad pg. 20 BUS, VAN, LIMOUSINE & CHARTER COMPANIES CAROUSELHORSEFARM 69 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-4471 carouselhorsefarm1@gmail.com maine-horse-trails.com Consider us for all your events needs. Horses, carriages and a wagon are all available for events fromweddings to employee outings. A tuxedoed chauffer will bring you to your wedding ceremony or reception or just use our carriage as a photo prop. If you're looking for something special check us out!

passenger executive vans available. “You’ll get accustomed to custom.”

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GOODTIMESSHUTTLE 36 Shannon Lane, Saco, ME 04072 (207) 400-4560 bruce@goodtimesshuttle.com goodtimesshuttle.com

Transportation shuttle business based in the Portland, ME area. We provide round trip service to the casino in Oxford, ME and are also available for charter to manyMaine destinations including lighthouse tours. Our air-conditioned 12 passenger van has individual bucket seats providing a very comfortable ride. Low rates and friendly service.

Operating The Downeaster service that connects Portland with Boston and cities to the south and west. A great trip starts with good planning; visit us online for some helpful tips. Whether you're traveling alone, with your family or with a large group, you'll learn how to get the best price and book your reservation. AMTRAKDOWNEASTER 100 Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland, ME 04102 (800) USA-RAIL / info@nnepra.com TrainToMaine.com The Amtrak Downeaster operates five round trips daily between Portland, ME and Boston, MA. Group discounts of up to 40% available and convenient local transportation in both Boston and Portland.

MAINELIMOUSINESERVICE 184Main St, South Portland, ME 04106 (800) 646-0068 FAX: (207) 885-5415 info@mainelimo.com mainelimo.com

Maine Limousine Service’s professional, knowledge- able, uniformed chauffeurs will escort you to any destination. Our fleet of immaculate, late model vehicles includes Sedans, SUV’s, Limousines, Limo Bus, Vans and a 1962 Antique Bentley. Specializing in corporate and leisure travel, airport transfers, weddings, sightseeing and all special occasions. Online reservations available. See ad pg. 23

CUSTOMCOACHANDLIMOUSINE 19 Bartlett Road, Gorham, ME 04038 (207) 797-9100 FAX: (207) 797-9090 info@customcoachandlimo.com customcoachandlimo.com

PORTLAND INTERNATIONALJETPORT 1001Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102 (207) 874-8877 FAX: (207) 774-7740 pwmadmin@portlandmaine.gov portlandjetport.org

Maine family ownedmotorcoach and limousine company, specializing in group charters and customized transportation. Modern European style motorcoaches: 29, 54 & 57 passengers, school buses, limousines: 8 and 20 passengers, sedans and 14

One of New England's fastest growing airports. Now serving nearly 1.8 million passengers a year. The

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TRANSPORTATION Air & Train Travel ....................................................................................21 Bus, Van, Limousine & Charter Companies ............................21 ACTIVITIES Adventure, Sports & Recreation .....................................................23 Arts, Culture & History ........................................................................24 Cruises, Charters & Tours ..................................................................24 Pampering & Relaxation .....................................................................26 CONVENTION SERVICES Audio Visual & Electronic Services .............................................26 Catering & Lobsterbakes ....................................................................26 Display & Exhibit Services / Rentals ..........................................26 Entertainers.................................................................................................27 Event, Meeting, Trade Show & Wedding Planners / Receptive Tour Operators............................................................27 Florists............................................................................................................28 Photographers...........................................................................................28 Promotional Items & Gifts .................................................................28 Shopping ......................................................................................................28 Printers / Publishers .............................................................................30

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Maine’s home for Wicked Good Fun!

When you’re done wrestling your lobster with a tiny fork, tear off your plastic bib and escape to the lakes and mountains region for some Wicked Good Fun! Only 40 minutes from Portland, you’ll be here in the time it takes to unpack.

Come inside and enjoy 24/7 gaming action with nearly 800 state-of-the-art slot machines and 22 heart-pounding table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Mini-Baccarat. It’s a sight worth seeing, so get out, come in, and explore Oxford Casino. It’s Wicked Good Fun.

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Persons under 21 years of age may not enter the restaurant or casino unless licensed as employees. Gambling Problem? Call 2-1-1 for help.

ACTIVITIES ADVENTURE, SPORTS & RECREATION

MONKEYTRUNKSHIGHROPESANDZIPLINE ADVENTUREPARK POBox 25, Chocorua, NH 03817 (603) 367-4427 info@monkeytrunks.com monkeytrunks.com

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NORTHEASTCHARTER&TOURCO. 235 Goddard Rd, Lewiston, ME 04240 (888) 593-6328 FAX: (207) 786-0579 sriccio@northeastchartertour.com northeastchartertour.com

Northeast Charter & Tour offers extensive passenger transportation services to get you where you need to go. Our variety of group transportation ranges from town cars and limousines, to stylishminibuses and, of course, our fleet of full 56-passenger charter buses. Sporting events, airport service, casino trips, we can do it all.

CAROUSELHORSEFARM 69 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-4471 carouselhorsefarm1@gmail.com maine-horse-trails.com

Monkey Trunks offers fun for children, adults & families featuring ziplines, swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs andmore! With locations in Weirs Beach and Chocorua, NH and Saco, ME. Let us customize a package for your group or event. OXFORDCASINO 777 CasinoWay, POBox 777, Oxford, ME 04270 (207) 539-6700 info@oxfordcasino.com oxfordcasino.com Oxford Casino offers a unique entertainment experience with contemporary table games and slot machines. Grab your friends and have some fun at southernMaine's only casino. Excitement goes 24/7 and there's always a reason to celebrate. Just minutes fromExit 63 off theMaine Turnpike. See ad pg. 22

Consider us for all your events needs. Horses, carriages and a wagon are all available for events fromweddings to employee outings. If you're looking for something special check us out! MAINE INDOORKARTING 23Washington Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 885-0058 FAX: (207) 885-0314 info@maineindoorkarting.com MaineIndoorKarting.com Look no further thanMaine's only premiere indoor karting facility. We offer parties and group outings for most any size group. With speeds over 35 mph we are known as the fastest teambuilder around. You are guaranteed to be adrenaline-filled and leave with memories to last a lifetime!

VIPTOUR&CHARTERBUSCO. 129 Fox St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 772-4457 FAX: (207) 772-7020

aviptour@maine.rr.com vipchartercoaches.com

VIP provides a multitude of transportation services, including wedding shuttles, corporate events, school trips, sporting events, convention shuttles, shopping excursions, multi-day tours, private charters and more. Vehicles range fromDeluxe 55 passenger Coaches, Activity Coaches seating 41-44, Mini Coaches seating 32, a brand new Ford Flex seating 6 passengers. With ADA accessibility, Wi-Fi, DVD and luggage storage, you’ll travel in style. See ad below.

RIPPLEFFECT POBox 441, Portland, ME 04112 (207) 791-7870 FAX: (207) 791-8998 info@rippleffect.net rippleffect.net

A unique eco-retreat island campus in Casco Bay, Cow Island offers teambuilding challenges and

V.I.P. Tour & Charter Bus Company

Make an ordinary trip, extraordinary We invite you to make an ordinary trip extraordinary, and enjoy affordable luxury travel without the worry. Maine Limousine Service specializes in corporate travel, airport transfers, weddings and all special occasions. Situated just minutes from the Portland International Jetport, Maine Limousine Service has been providing professional, reliable luxury transportation for Northern New England since 1987.

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Convenience... Good Times... Plus a Touch of Class... It's V.I.P.!

• Convention Shuttles • Spousal Tours • Sightseeing • Day Trips • Airport Transfers • City Tours • Multi-Day Trips

129-137 Fox Street • Portland, ME 04101 Tel: (207) 772-4457 • Fax: (207) 772-7020 email: aviptour@maine.rr.com

Toll Free: 800-646-0068 • Local: 207-883-0222 Online Reservations available at www.mainelimo.com Email inquires to info@mainelimo.com

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relaxing getaways to corporations, groups, and clubs. Experience the best Maine has to offer, from enjoying fresh local lobster to kayaking the craggy coastline.

professional theater of classic and contemporary works. Over 40 seasons of unique shows for a variety of audiences. PORTLAND STAGE is an intimate theater where you are never more than 12 rows from the stage. Group booking rates available. See ad below.

GREATERPORTLANDLANDMARKS 93 High St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-5561 FAX: (207) 774-2509 landmark@maine.rr.com info@portlandlandmarks.org

SHAWNEEPEAKSKIAREA 119Mountain Rd, Bridgton, ME 04009 (207) 647-8444 FAX: (207) 647-3203 ski@shawneepeak.com shawneepeak.com

Explore Portland's history and see panoramic views at the Portland ObservatoryMuseum (1807), 138 Congress Street, America's only historic maritime signal tower. Open daily 10am - 5pmMemorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Also available for rental for small gatherings after open hours. Contact 207-774-5561 ext 104 for information. LONFELLOWHOUSEATMAINEHISTORICALSOCIETY 489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-1822 FAX: (207) 775-4301 info@mainehistory.org / mainehistory.org Located in Portland's cultural district, MHS offers tours of the LongfellowHouse (May - Dec.), child- hood home of 19th-century poet HenryWadsworth Longfellow. In theMHSMuseum (open year-round), exhibitions bringMaine history to life. A unique venue, our gracious museum setting is available for lectures, meetings, receptions and parties.

PORTLANDSYMPHONYORCHESTRA 50Monument Sq, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 773-6128 FAX: (207) 773-6089 psobox@portlandsymphony.org portlandsymphony.org

Shawnee Peak has an unparalleled reputation for getting groups together on the mountain, so look to us when you’re planning your next group ski outing. 40+ trails, 6 gladed areas and 2 terrain parks. We ski 6 nights a week on 19 trails and the cost of your night skiing is always included with your day pass. ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY ARTNIGHTOUT 352 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 (207) 799-5154 catherine.bickford@artascope.com artascope.com Art Night Out specializes in custom art experiences for all ages, no experience required. From intimate parties to corporate retreats, we provide the professional quality materials and instruction to create a boutique-style souvenir that’s the perfect personalized accent to a wonderful memory of Maine. View party projects at artascope.com.

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Established in 1923, PSO is a fully professional symphony that is recognized as being one of the top orchestras of its size in the country. Under the direction of Music Director Robert Moody, the PSO performs a wide variety of classical, popular and holiday concerts, frequently featuring world-class guest artists, at the beautiful Merrill Auditorium. CRUISES, CHARTERS & TOURS CASCOBAYLINES POBox 4656, Portland, ME 04112 (207) 774-7871 x105 FAX: (207) 774-7875 caityb@cascobaylines.com cascobaylines.com Explore scenic Casco Bay on our private charter boat or take one of our 7 public scenic cruises. Island lobsterbakes for groups of 50 to 400. A unique way to entertain visitors and friends...Something for every

PORTLANDSTAGE 25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-0465 FAX: (207) 774-0576 boxoffice@portlandstage.org groupsales@portlandstage.org portlandstage.org

Located in the heart of Portland's Arts District, PORTLAND STAGE produces exceptional

Catch the next boat out of town.

Casco Bay Lines can take you to beautiful island scenery, cool ocean breezes, sun and sea — it’s where the Maine coast really begins. 10 daily cruises. Charters and lobster bakes available.

Go to www.cascobaylines.com for the current schedule. Or call us at 207.774.7871

Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Commercial & Franklin Street, Portland. Owned and operated by the Casco Bay Island Transit District.

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