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Hollywood Slots General Manager Named Chairman to Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Board
Hollywood Slots General Manager Named Chairman to Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Board

BANGOR – John Osborne, General Manager of Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, has been named Chairman to the Board of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Osborne began his term in January of this year.

“Living and working in Bangor, I am continually impressed with the region as a tourist destination with a growing list of attractions and a great group of people with innovative ideas,” said Osborne. “I am honored to be selected to be a part of an organization tasked with helping to build awareness to this incredible region.  I am looking forward to working with the talented people on the board, Executive Director Kerrie Tripp and the dedicated staff at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.”

Osborne has been the General Manager of Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway since September of 2009.  Prior to that, Osborne was Vice President of Operations and General Manager of the Hollywood Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi for nearly 12 years.  He has also worked at gaming facilities in Atlantic City, holding senior level management positions in the industry since 1982.  Osborne has previously served on various boards for State Tourism, State Chambers of Commerce, Professional Associations and numerous charities.

“We are very pleased to be working with John,” said Kerrie Tripp, Executive Director of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “He brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the position.  His goals for the coming year are ambitious and concise and we look forward to the challenges.”

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, membership based organization that specializes in attracting conventions, meetings, conferences, and visitors to the region.  The Greater Bangor CVB has been a founding partner in some of the region’s most popular events and activities, including The Bangor Garden Show, The National Folk Festival in Bangor, the Ultimate Chef Competition, and the Bangor Car Show Wheels on the Waterfront.

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For more information on the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau, visit http://www.visitbangormaine.com/.