Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 41

“It’s important to seek input – listen to their ideas and suggestions. It’s about meeting needs and providing desired services. You want to make them feel welcome, create an inviting place – a place they’ll tell others about and want to return to,” said Simmons. And return they have, with businesses and organizations using the facility for meetings, banquets and other gatherings year after year. One example is the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in May, holding the celebration in one of the inn’s banquet rooms. The club has been using the facility for many years for their weekly lunchtime meetings. The business continually looks for ways to improve services and appreciates guests’ input. “This is an ever-evolving process. We’ll continue to look for ways to better serve our guests and look forward to their feedback,” said Simmons. “Before I renovate - take on a new project - I consider the value to the community and my customers. All our upgrades are done to protect the historic nature of the facility; the Presque Isle Inn is truly a city landmark, a ‘County Gem.’” During the 10th anniversary celebration, Simmons said he and his staff will be running specials and celebrations throughout the facility. “Please watch local listings for updates,” said Simmons. For more information, contact 764-3321 or go online at www.presqueisleinn.com. Information obtained: City of Presque Isle, Presque Isle Library-Archives, Robb Miller, Frankie Robinson, Maryann Raymond, Kevin B Simmons SUMMER 2010 Presque Isle Inn 10th 39