LINCOLN, N.H. (November 3, 2015) — Dennis M. Ducharme, RRP, President of InnSeason Resorts, has been awarded the prestigious Eileen Rice Outstanding Business Leader of the Year Award by the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner party Oct. 21, 2015.
Nominated by Mark LaClair, former Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Ducharme is an active member of the Chamber and a business leader in the community. LaClair noted that the award was, “Meant to recognize someone that has gone above and beyond to improve the business community, to help raise the economic tide, and to make the Lincoln Woodstock area a better place.”
He went on to say, “Ducharme has vision, passion and persistence. Building a $33 million resort on the heels of a recession, on the land of an abandoned mill, with many obstructions…this 10+ year, multi-stage, resort development will be something…that will be one of the greatest achievements in the Western White Mountains. “
In addition to his role at InnSeason Resorts, Ducharme also directs Southern Peaks Resorts, LLC, a real estate development and resort management company headquartered in Lincoln, N.H. Southern Peaks Resorts, LLC is currently developing RiverWalk at Loon Mountain, a grand, mixed-use resort and conference center, in downtown Lincoln.
Ducharme said, “There is no question that the development of RiverWalk at Loon has been challenging; but honestly, I thrive on challenges. I look forward to seeing what has truly been a personal passion come to fruition here in an area of the Northeast that I love.”
Ducharme’s reach in the hospitality industry stretches to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), where he serves as Chairman of the New England Executive Committee. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the national branch of ARDA. In the Lincoln community, he is on the Board of Directors of the North Country Center for the Arts (NCCA) and is the incoming Chairman for Cape Cod YMCA.
InnSeason Resorts is run by Ducharme and his business partner, William E. “Billy” Curran, who serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The regional brand of family-oriented resorts has properties on Cape Cod, Loon Mountain, and Ogunquit, ME. It is a leading provider of resort vacation and ownership opportunities in the northeast, and delivers “best-in-class” development, management, advisory, and marketing services to resorts and developers nation-wide. For more information, visit www.InnSeason.com
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: InnSeason Resorts
Media Contact: Joyce Vecchione
Director of Marketing & Communication