By PBN Staff
CRANSTON â€“ The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau honored T.F. Green Airport as its member of the year Wednesday afternoon at the organizationâ€™s annual meeting, held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.
Citing its reputation as one of the nationâ€™s most efficient airports, as well as the pending completion of the Interlink, the intermodal transportation hub that will connect Green with a train station, as well as bus and rental car service, PWCVB President and CEO Martha J. Sheridan praised the airport and its management team for being a â€śtremendous partner in our efforts to secure future business.â€ť
In remarks summarizing the yearâ€™s highlights, Sheridan noted the success of the NCAA Menâ€™s Basketball First and Second Round competition, held in March, as well as future athletic events that are coming to the state. In fact, the CVB has formed a new advisory panel, the Rhode Island Sports Commission, to help support efforts to attract more athletic events to the Ocean State.
Sheridan said that while the hospitality sector suffered through 2008 and 2009, 2010 showed improved occupancy in the regionâ€™s hotels. And she, added, the CVBâ€™s sales staff had exceeded its 2010 sales goals for future events.
As in past annual meetings, the CVB honored behind-the-scenes personnel with eight Recognition of Service Excellence Awards. This yearâ€™s R.O.S.E. Award winners, with the organization they represent, were: