Kelly Bryer & Maplewood Technology Honored at Governor's Conference on Tourism
Kelly Bryer, owner of Maplewood Technology, was honored by the New Hampshire Travel Council May 6th for her contributions to the travel industry. The Advertising and Public Relations award was presented to Bryer at the 34th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism in Portsmouth and included a Certificate of Appreciation from United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Bryer has provided services primarily to nonprofit organizations through Maplewood Technology (formerly Dynamedia), a small marketing firm based out of Thornton, NH, for more than a decade. Maplewood specializes in content management systems and outbound internet marketing.
Bryer believes that her strength comes from sincerely believing in the organizations she chooses to align herself with. Her current client list includes the Lakes Region Association of New Hampshire; Granite State Ambassadors; Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire; Waterville Valley Region Chamber of Commerce; Squam Lakes Chamber of Commerce and several of those organizations' member businesses. "I feel it's my responsibility to do my part to help the local economy by providing affordable technology solutions to help these nonprofits reach their goals," she says.
"Kelly Bryer has been dedicated to the tourism industry for many years and has devoted more than eight years to public relations efforts for the Lakes Region Association," says Amy Landers, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Association of NH. "Her expertise and creativity shows through all of the work she does, including website development and implementation, press releases and e-mail blasts. Kelly also devotes many volunteer hours to the Lakes Region Association and other tourism-related organizations to assist with marketing and public relations of their events and fundraisers."
"Maplewood Technology has been an extraordinary resource for us as a regional nonprofit organization," said Frumie Selchen, Executive Director of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. "Kelly Bryer is an innovative, knowledgeable, practical and incredibly responsive member of our team. We are proud to have her as part of the North Country's Creative Economy."
Bryer has also worked closely with Granite State Ambassador's founding director for the past eight years, first as a Lakes Region Regional Center Manager and currently as their Membership Services Manager.
"Kelly Bryer is one of the quiet heroes in our organization. She is altruistic and a true Granite State Ambassador," says Judi Window, Managing Director of the Granite State Ambassadors. "Her ‘job title' is member services and webmaster, but what she actually contributes is friendship (to members), a shoulder to lean on (for management) and mentoring (to new members, GSAs, and staff). Kelly is an invaluable member of the Granite State Ambassador team. Our organization wouldn't be what it is today without her."
For more information about Bryer and her company, visit www.MaplewoodTechnology.com.
Courtesy photo Travel Council award winners and presenters, from left: Scott Rice, owner/innkeeper, Woodstock Inn; Mike “White Mountain Mikey” Duprey; Alice DeSouza, Director of Division of Travel and Tourism; Kelly Bryer, Maplewood Technology; Brad Lipe, Publisher, The Laker; George Bald, Commissioner, Department of Resources and Economic Development; Maryann Adams, Department Head, Travel and Tourism/Hotel Administration, New Hampshire Technical Institute.