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Maine Tourism Office Awards Grants for Marketing Projects

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Office of Tourism has awarded grants of more than $57,000 to seven groups to support tourism marketing projects planned for next year.  

Director Carolann Ouellette says the seven organizations getting the grants  include the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce.

"Looking at growing off-season visitation through off-season promotion, in collaboration with local partners and building on the success of 'Gardens Aglow,' " Ouellette says. "So that's a great example where we look for collaboration, we look at building on successful events."

The chamber is getting a $7,000 grant.  Ten-thousand dollars, the maximum award, is going to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine for creating an online guide to bike routes in the state.