Abbott’s Named Winner in State Tourism Award

Abbott’s Lobster in Noank received the top award in eastern Connecticut for Excellence in Tourism Image during the annual Connecticut Pineapple Awards in Hartford, state tourism officials announced today.

Meeting Thursday evening during the Connecticut Conference on Tourism at the Connecticut Convention Center, officials also recognized Theresa Thesier of Olde Mistick Village for Excellence in Tourism Service & Hospitality as well as WINY Radio in Putnam as the region’s Tourism Ambassador.

Karen Gilbransen of Willimantic was named Volunteer of the Year in eastern Connecticut.

Connecticut’s tourism industry, in partnership with the State Office of Tourism, holds the annual ceremony to recognize exemplary achievement in the state travel industry.