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LAKE GEORGE, NY — SUNY Oneonta graduate and Minerva native, Nick Kelly, brings his extensive background in hospitality and sales to the new role as Sports/Reunion Coordinator at the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB).
Launching his professional career in Chicago at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, Kelly completed a management training program while building knowledge in the food and beverage industry and maintaining relationships with vendors and staff. Upon his return in 2019, Kelly worked as Beverage Sales Representative for Frederick Wildman and Sons, as well as Anheuser-Busch, overseeing extensive accounts throughout the Adirondack Park and Northern Capital Region.
Kelly’s position involves establishing relationships with regional and national sports and reunion event planners to ensure that Lake George area destination assets are top of mind with decision makers. His knowledge of the area and local contacts are keys to securing future bookings that will meet or exceed rate and occupancy goals of the destination partners throughout the Lake George area. Overall, Kelly’s role is to prospect and generate new professional relationships as well as maximize current business in the sports and reunion group business market to achieve booked business and overnight room goals.
"Nick's background in hospitality, customer service, and direct sales along with his love of all outdoor recreation, made him an excellent choice to work with sports and reunion clients that have the potential to include the Lake George area as a destination of choice for their future event business," said Gina Mintzer, Executive Director of the LGRCC&CVB
"I had the privilege to grow up in the Lake George region and experience its beauty first-hand. Having worked in the hospitality industry throughout my career, I know what it takes to serve up memorable experiences. I plan to continue to showcase the area to those first time groups or those who have gathered here for the 100th time!” Kelly said.
About the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB):
The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets the Lake George Area to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more. Learn more at meetlakegeorge.com. Connect with Meet Lake George on Facebook and Instagram.