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Women's Network Luncheon with Carolann Ouellette

Kennebec Valley Chamber
Event organized by Kennebec Valley Chamber

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"Maine Huts & Trails: Sustainable Tourism in Maine's High Peaks Region"

In the 40 years since the idea was hatched, Maine Huts & Trails has evolved into much more than a great place for a backcountry adventure. As a non-profit, the organization was an early model of sustainable tourism development and has become a community resource for Maine's High Peaks. This presentation will highlight the definition and principles of sustainable tourism development and provide insight into how Maine Huts & Trails has followed those.

Carolann Ouellette joined Maine Huts & Trails as Executive Director in January 2017. Her most recent role was director of the Maine Office of Tourism, a position she has held since 2011. Under her leadership, Maine has benefited from multiple years of consistent growth in tourism. A graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, Carolann was chef/owner of an award-winning Maine restaurant in Jackman. She has a strong background in outdoor recreation as a former Whitewater Guide and was operations manager for New England Outdoor Center. She also managed the Sugarloaf Inn. In 2015, she was named by Maine Magazine as one of “50 Mainers Boldly Leading Our State.” Carolann has been involved in many organizations over the years including current Skowhegan Savings Bank Board of Directors and Coordinating Team member Maine Woods Consortium as well as past positions including Board Member at Large US Travel Association, Board Chair of Discover New England, Board Chair of Maine Tourism Association, and Grant Advisor Western Mountains Fund, Maine Community Foundation. She enjoys traveling and spending time in the outdoors.

Be sure to submit your completed survey at the luncheon for an opportunity to win the donated gift basket!

The Chamber's Women's Network meets monthly to strengthen business relationships, hear topical topical speakers and develop leadership. Women's Network, It's all about business and building relationships! This event is usually held on the second Wednesday monthly, excluding July and August. Early Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with the buffet lunch served at noon, the speaker presentation at 12:30, ending at 1:00 p.m.

$20 for Members, $30 for Non-members

Thank you to our Women's Network Luncheons sponsors, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and Skowhegan Savings!