Tourism Leaders Honored 

A few of the people who work to support tourism in our region, and the support it provides to our local economy, were honored Tuesday night.It was the annual tourism awards dinner and silent auction.One of the organizations being honored was the Senior Little League World Series, which brings baseball teams to Bangor from across the country and around the world.Kerrie Tripp is the Executive Director of the Greater Bangor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says the event brings a big boost to local businesses, and helps puts bangor on the map. “The people walk away from this community loving this community and they really enjoy being here,” Said Tripp. “And it’s just another time to put a great face on Bangor, Maine.”Also honored on Tuesday were “Bud” and Betty Grant, junior, who received a lifetime achievement award for supporting the region as a service hub and destination for locals and visitors.And Husson University won an organizational award for tourism.