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January 6, 2008
Thank you for Cassandra Fortin's story of Dec. 30, 2007, on the History Channel documentary of John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Lincoln. The program will do a lot to bring attention to one of Maryland's many unique historic and heritage areas. I would like to mention that the Maryland Office of Tourism Development has produced a map guide titled "John Wilkes Booth: Escape of an Assassin, War on the Chesapeake" that your readers can use to follow in his footsteps. Sites on the map guide include Ford's Theatre, Surratt House Museum and Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum.
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January 6, 2008
Thank you for Cassandra Fortin's story of Dec. 30, 2007, on the History Channel documentary of John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Lincoln. The program will do a lot to bring attention to one of Maryland's many unique historic and heritage areas. I would like to mention that the Maryland Office of Tourism Development has produced a map guide titled "John Wilkes Booth: Escape of an Assassin, War on the Chesapeake" that your readers can use to follow in his footsteps. Sites on the map guide include Ford's Theatre, Surratt House Museum and Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum.
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BUSINESS
By Maria Mallory | May 16, 1991
Maryland's tourism industry generates about $5 billion annually to the state economy, and Gov. William Donald Schaefer wants state resident to do more to attract returning visitors."
BUSINESS
June 11, 2004
In The Region NeighborCare says wholesaler pact will save it $5 million NeighborCare Inc., the Baltimore institutional pharmacy that is facing a hostile takeover effort, announced yesterday a new deal with its wholesaler that it said would save $5 million a year on generic drug purchases. The company's board recently rejected a $30-a-share offer from a larger rival, Kentucky-based Omnicare, saying its cost-reduction efforts and other business plans would eventually create a better value for shareholders.
NEWS
August 24, 1995
Alexander, Herndon transfer to new officeThe team of Valerie Alexander and Helen Herndon has transferred to the Fort Meade/Odenton Long & Foster office from the Glen Burnie office.The real estate associates transferred to be closer to the hub of the West County market.Richard McClure named to groupsRichard McClure, general manager of Annapolis' Carrol's Creek Restaurant, has been appointed to two major tourism development groups.Mr. McClure was appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening to the Maryland Tourism Development Board as a restaurant industry representative and was chosen as a delegate to the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism.
BUSINESS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | October 18, 1994
The Maryland Tourism Council last night honored officials from Baltimore and the state for their contributions to the state's travel industry.The awards were presented at the 14th annual Governor's Conference on Tourism in Hagerstown. About 200 people from state county tourism offices, hotels, inns and other attractions attended the event, which ends today.Awarded the council's top three awards were Nicholas Brown, executive director of the National Aquarium in Baltimore (President's Award for Outstanding Service to the Industry)
NEWS
October 5, 1995
TOURISM IN Harford County is quite frankly of the day-trip nature, generating little overnight business. Guests in local hostelries off Interstate 95 are typically on business, many of them with government duties at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Another major group are interstate travelers who happen to break their journeys in this area.While the county boasts several well-known Maryland attractions -- Ladew Topiary Gardens, the decoy museum at Havre de Grace and the proving ground's Ordnance Museum -- the critical mass of local sites hasn't been enough to entice the business traveler or others passing through to stay over an extra night.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | April 26, 1994
Maryland will have to constantly reinvent its image as it battles other states with heftier promotion budgets for its share of tourists' dollars, Gov. William Donald Schaefer said yesterday.Maryland has been losing a tug-of-war over tourism to rivals such as Virginia, Pennsylvania and even Alabama, which have run strong promotional campaigns to lure visitors, Governor Schaefer told about 300 people at the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association's annual tourism luncheon yesterday.
NEWS
April 26, 1994
A potentially lucrative revenue source for Maryland remains largely untapped: tourism. State officials do precious little to promote this area's prime attractions. For instance, the state of Maryland didn't even bother to advertise local tourism on radio and television last year. No wonder we're so far behind neighboring states. Virginia has a $10 million tourism budget; Pennsylvania's is $12 million. And Maryland? A paltry $5 million.There are big bucks to be made through enhanced tourism.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1995
Michael S. Whipple, general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, has received the "Maryland Travel Person of the Year Award" from the state Office of Tourism Development for service to the industry.Tourism Partnership awards, presented at the 15th annual Governor's Tourism Conference, which ended yesterday, went to: Gangplank Ragtime Band at Phillips' Restaurant in Harborplace, for serving as a goodwill ambassador for the state; Mary Junck, publisher of The Sun, for the paper's redesign, its expanded Business section and its new beat to cover tourism; the Baltimore Business Journal, for its special section on conventions; Icelandair, for helping promote Maryland and moving its headquarters from New York to Columbia; the State Highway Administration and the State Police, for a partnership to ensure tourists' safety.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2003
The state's Department of Business and Economic Development received five bids for its $35 million advertising account, which includes Maryland tourism, an official said yesterday. Baltimore-based Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., which has held the account for the past five years, is among those agencies competing for the high-profile business. The state account includes DBED's Office of Tourism Development and the Office of Business Development. The segments could be handled by different companies.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
The state's Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking one or two agencies to handle its $35 million advertising account, which includes promoting tourism. Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc. of Baltimore has held the account for the past five years. It could not be determined whether the firm is seeking to retain the business. State officials would not disclose the number of proposals received so far. But 29 vendors attended a pre-proposal conference in November, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Business and Economic Development.
NEWS
October 24, 2002
DARLINGTON - Mary Ann Lisanti, former city manager of Havre de Grace, has been named executive director of the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, a nonprofit organization that promotes heritage tourism and trail development in Harford and Cecil counties. Lisanti replaces Beverly Litsinger of Randallstown, whose nine-month contract was close to expiring when she decided to leave to work on a book about haunted sites in Maryland. The greenway's focus area includes nearly 45,000 acres along the Susquehanna River, from just north of Conowingo Dam to the head of the Chesapeake Bay and includes the towns of Port Deposit, Havre de Grace and Perryville.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2001
House Speaker Casper R. Taylor urged lawmakers yesterday to override Gov. Parris N. Glendening's objections and pass legislation creating a more generously funded Cabinet-level Department of Tourism. The speaker led off a series of witnesses who decried the state's level of investment in promoting tourism, especially compared with neighboring states. "We're in the game, but we've got our hands tied behind us," Taylor said. He said that funding Maryland's tourism programs at current levels was "like telling the Baltimore Ravens defense to go out and win without [linebacker]
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2001
Passion, pageantry and economic-impact statistics converged yesterday at the Legislative Summit on Tourism, where about 300 people gathered in Annapolis to discuss the state of the industry. The recurring themes among speakers were the need for more marketing dollars and a renewed focus on what tourism can mean to Maryland. "We're here because we can do better," said House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., the prime sponsor of the event held at the Radisson Hotel. "Maryland is on fire and is doing a tremendous job, but there's not a person in the room who doesn't believe we can do better.
NEWS
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1997
PORTSMOUTH, N.C. -- This clapboard ghost town in the sand never mastered the tides that lapped at its prosperity for centuries. So when an 1847 hurricane set in motion the silting of its inlet from the sea, the port of 1,000 people was doomed, even if the last resident didn't pack up and leave until 1971.But perhaps the storm was a blessing in disguise.Spared from the latter day onslaughts of tourism and development, empty little Portsmouth now stands to outlive the other scattered towns of the Outer Banks, at least in terms of peace, charm and natural beauty.
NEWS
By JONI GUHNE | September 7, 1995
Richard McClure, a Severna Park High School graduate and longtime Severna Park resident, has been named to two major tourism development groups, the Maryland Tourism Development Board and the first-ever White House Conference on Travel and Tourism.Gov. Parris Glendening appointed Mr. McClure to the three-year post. Mr. McClure, general manager of Carrol's Creek restaurant in Annapolis, represents the restaurant industry on the Maryland board. The group acts as an oversight organization for the state Office of Tourism and Development.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2004
In The Region NeighborCare says wholesaler pact will save it $5 million NeighborCare Inc., the Baltimore institutional pharmacy that is facing a hostile takeover effort, announced yesterday a new deal with its wholesaler that it said would save $5 million a year on generic drug purchases. The company's board recently rejected a $30-a-share offer from a larger rival, Kentucky-based Omnicare, saying its cost-reduction efforts and other business plans would eventually create a better value for shareholders.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1995
Michael S. Whipple, general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, has received the "Maryland Travel Person of the Year Award" from the state Office of Tourism Development for service to the industry.Tourism Partnership awards, presented at the 15th annual Governor's Tourism Conference, which ended yesterday, went to: Gangplank Ragtime Band at Phillips' Restaurant in Harborplace, for serving as a goodwill ambassador for the state; Mary Junck, publisher of The Sun, for the paper's redesign, its expanded Business section and its new beat to cover tourism; the Baltimore Business Journal, for its special section on conventions; Icelandair, for helping promote Maryland and moving its headquarters from New York to Columbia; the State Highway Administration and the State Police, for a partnership to ensure tourists' safety.
NEWS
October 5, 1995
TOURISM IN Harford County is quite frankly of the day-trip nature, generating little overnight business. Guests in local hostelries off Interstate 95 are typically on business, many of them with government duties at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Another major group are interstate travelers who happen to break their journeys in this area.While the county boasts several well-known Maryland attractions -- Ladew Topiary Gardens, the decoy museum at Havre de Grace and the proving ground's Ordnance Museum -- the critical mass of local sites hasn't been enough to entice the business traveler or others passing through to stay over an extra night.
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