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NEAAPA Weekly News - February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021


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Hi Richard,


Did you know that your NEAAPA Membership includes searchable visibility through our Online Member Directory.


As a member, you have a listing in the Online Member Directory. Make sure your information is complete, accurate and searchable. To drive people to your listing, or directly to your website, complete and update your online information:

  • Company Name
  • Primary Phone
  • Physical and Mailing Address
  • Website
  • General Contact Email
  • Description
  • Logo
  • Social Media links:
  • and MORE!

To learn more about how to update your personal information, click here.

To learn more about updating your company's information, click here.

To log in to the Member Information Center, click here. If you have forgotten your login information please, please send an email to


Take a few minutes to update your company's information and take advantage of your online potential!


Now here is your weekly email of news you can use from around the industry...


While we still can't meet in person, we can still get the business of the Association done. NEAAPA will hold its Annual Business Meeting virtually this year. There is no cost to attend and be part of this online event.


The agenda will be:

  • Call to Order
  • President’s Report from Eric Anderson
  • Secretary’s Report (minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • Finance Committee Report from Cindy Brewer-Lavoie
  • Nominating Committee Report from Kevin Naughton
  • New President's Speech from Dave Oberlander
  • Membership Committee Report & Milestones from 2020 and 2021 from Tom Tessitore
  • Adjournment

Anyone wishing to participate must register in advance.


Do you have an idea for a Member Meeting Topic that you could lead? Contact Ed Hodgdon at


Don is Home!

Update: Don has been released from rehab and is currently resting at home. He was able to climb all 50 stairs to his apartment, which completely wipes him out. Melissa Plante was able to visit with him the other day. He is in good spirits, and overwhelmed by the generosity of ALL OF YOU. He will be getting in home PT a few times a week.

If you would like to reach out to Don, you can send him an email at or on Facebook at

Thank you all for your generous donations and prayers!


COVID-19 Relief Needed to Save the Attractions Industry


Congress returns to Capitol Hill the week of February 22.


The Senate will take up consideration of the President’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.


House Committees voted on provisions under their jurisdiction last week and the House Budget Committee is expected to put together committee all of the passed bills into a final bill later this week so that the House can vote on the bill next week when they return to DC. The goal is to vote on a bill into law by March 14, when unemployment benefits expire.


The increase in federal minimum wage is also a shaking up to be a huge battle in the evenly divided Senate. It is imperative that your elected officials hear from you as to what relief measures are needed for your businesses and how a $15 minimum wage increase tied to COVID relief legislation could impact your business operations.


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