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May 04, 2020

Relief fund started for Maine tourism industry

The program will make small grants to employers and workers who have been displaced and lost wages during the pandemic.

A new program intends to make one-time grants to help businesses and workers in Maine’s tourism industry impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Maine Tourism Relief Fund was created by the Maine Tourism Association and Poland Spring, which donated $100,000 to jump-start the program. Bissel Brothers Brewing and Experience Maine are also contributors.

“Tourism is the backbone of Maine’s economy, and that is why the industry needs to be supported in this difficult time,” said Maine Tourism CEO Tony Cameron in a statement. “We hope that by creating this fund, we can help protect the industries that Mainers and visitors alike will enjoy for many years to come.”

Read the full story from the Portland Press Herald. 

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