By: Amie Pariseau, NHLRA
In collaboration with the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, Laconia High School hosted a Hospitality & Tourism Industry Panel last December. In attendance were 55 students from grades 9-12 to hear about industry opportunities available in the local area.
The panel featured Gail Batstone, general manager of Mill Falls at the Lake; Jay Bolduc, managing operator of T-Bones & Cactus Jack’s of Laconia; Greg Goddard, general manager, Gunstock Mountain Resort; Cynthia Makris, third generation owner/president and general manager, The NASWA Resort; Jeff Miller, director of operations, Magic Foods Restaurant Group.
From bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, food trucks to fine dining, campgrounds to ski resorts, the hospitality industry has unique career opportunities that offer benefits and advancements for everyone. The panel was created to inform high school students that industry pathways extend beyond traditional positions such as kitchen staff, hostesses, and front desk hotel clerks.