2017-07-12 / Front Page

Business association 200 members strong

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer


Flagstaff Area Business Association (DBA Maine’s High Peaks) Board of Directors welcomed its 200th member, The Orange Cat Café at the June Annual Member Meeting. Pictured are: Doug Archer, Director/Vice President; Morgan Dunham, owner of The Orange Cat Café; Tammy Goldfrank, Director/Secretary, Bruce Marcoux, Director/ President; Tom Augat, Director; Tony Aruda, Director, Joni Blanchard, Maine’s High Peaks Visitor Center greeter; and Richard Fotter, Director/Treasurer. Flagstaff Area Business Association (DBA Maine’s High Peaks) Board of Directors welcomed its 200th member, The Orange Cat Café at the June Annual Member Meeting. Pictured are: Doug Archer, Director/Vice President; Morgan Dunham, owner of The Orange Cat Café; Tammy Goldfrank, Director/Secretary, Bruce Marcoux, Director/ President; Tom Augat, Director; Tony Aruda, Director, Joni Blanchard, Maine’s High Peaks Visitor Center greeter; and Richard Fotter, Director/Treasurer. CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s High Peaks recently celebrated reaching a membership of 200 businesses. The Orange Cat Café, owned by Morgan Dunham, earned the distinction of becoming the 200th member and was recognized during the annual meeting, which was held in June.

“Three years ago we had 60 business members with a goal of reaching 100. We have far exceeded that goal and are thrilled to have The Orange Cat Café as our 200th business member,” said Tammy Goldfrank, Maine’s High Peaks Director and Secretary. The Orange Cat Café is the association’s 41st Kingfield member, explained Goldfrank.

The association is for businesses in the areas of Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley, Stratton/Eustis, Rangeley and beyond. In collaboration with FABA, Maine’s High Peaks is dedicated to showcasing the benefits of traveling to the region and making aware to all, the beauty, adventure and endless possibilities the area holds.

One of the largest projects the group undertakes is printing the annual Maine’s High Peaks Visitor’s Guide, which is not only available locally but is mailed to potential visitors around the world and is heavily distributed at travel shows throughout the northeast.

The group also runs a regional information center, located on Route 27 in Carrabassett Valley. For more information call 235-6008, visit maineshighpeaks.com, or stop by the visitor center Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Orange Cat Café, located at 329 Main Street, Kingfield has been serving coffee, fresh baked pastries, sandwiches, salads —and more— for over 14 years. The café also caters events throughout the area. For more information, call 265-2860 or find it on Facebook.

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