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August 22, 2012
THURSDAY: GOV. MALLOY CONTINUES "STILL REVOLUTIONARY" TOURISM CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH CENTRAL CONN.
Will Visit Destinations in Middletown, Portland, Haddam, East Haddam, Essex, Middlefield
(HARTFORD, CT) - On Thursday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will continue his promotional visits of state tourism destinations with stops scheduled in Middletown, Portland, Haddam, East Haddam, Essex and Middlefield. The visits are part of the Governor's summer-long effort to highlight the role Connecticut's hospitality, tourism and recreation attractions play in strengthening the state's overall economy.
The visits include a tour of Empower, a leadership and team building sports and adventure center in Middletown that offers unique outdoor activities; a tour of Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, an outdoor adventure park in Portland; lunch at the Blue Oar in Haddam, which features dining along the Connecticut River; a tour of Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam; a visit to the Essex Steam Train; and finally a tour of Lyman Orchard in Middlefield, the 12th oldest family-owned business in the United States.
Connecticut's hospitality and tourism industry employs more than 110,000 people, generates $1.15 billion in state and local tax revenue and is responsible for $11.5 billion in spending, according to 2011 statistics.
The Governor's promotional tour follows the unveiling in May of the state's new "Still Revolutionary" marketing campaign, a new initiative that will boost revenues and draw attention to the state's distinctive attractions and extraordinary destinations through an aggressive marketing campaign. The Governor has since made similar promotional visits to a variety of tourist destinations throughout the state.

WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits Empower
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 9:30 a.m.
WHERE : Empower; 2011 South Main Street, Middletown
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WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 10:30 a.m.
WHERE : Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park; 161 Brownstone Avenue, Portland
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WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits the Blue Oar
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 11:40 a.m.
WHERE : The Blue Oar; 16 Snyder Road, Haddam
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WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits Gillette Castle State Park
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 12:25 p.m.
WHERE : Gillette Castle State Park; 67 River Road, East Haddam
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WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits the Essex Steam Train
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 1:25 p.m.
WHERE : Essex Steam Train; 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex
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WHO : Governor Malloy
WHAT : Governor Malloy visits Lyman Orchard
WHEN : Thursday, August 23, 2012; 2:45 p.m.
WHERE : Lyman Orchard; 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield
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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2012
Contact: David Bednarz
David.Bednarz@ct.gov
860-524-7315 (office)
860-770-9792 (cell)
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