With 6,000 lakes, 32,000 miles of rivers, 5,000 miles of coast and 17 million acres of forestland, there is no questioning Maine’s motto as “Vacationland.” With that label comes a hospitality industry that drives over $10 billion in annual sales of goods and services, employing over 140,000 people statewide. The industry is multifaceted and often international. It is not limited to hotels and restaurants but includes:
- Lodging: Resorts, hotels, motels, inns, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds
- Restaurants: Restaurants, nightclubs, bars, wineries & breweries
- Experiential: Ski resorts, sports arenas, music/theatrical entertainment venues, gaming facilities & golf courses
- Health: Spas, salons, gyms, dance/yoga studios & alternative healing services
- Travel: Airports, travel agencies, adventure tours & tour guides & marinas
The Eaton Peabody Hospitality Services Group serves this diverse industry with attorneys from multiple practice areas. These attorneys include leaders of each core practice area and are selected based on their hands-on experience with issues of importance to the industry.
Our attorneys often work with our consultants from our affiliate, Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC (EPCG) who concentrate in providing services in the areas of association management, business and economic development and public policy. EPCG currently represents local and regional tourism councils as well as the Maine Grocers Association and Maine Food Producers Alliance in the areas of advocacy, training and executive services. Over a dozen communities across the state have engaged our services to assist with local business expansion and growth.