• Travel Lane County Staff at 2013 Visitor Industry Celebration
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Visitor Industry Celebration

  
Save the Date!

Thursday, June 19, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Lane Community College's
Center for Meeting and Learning
4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast award presentation honors regional tourism achievements with seven award categories. Presented by Travel Lane County, this is Lane County's most prestigious recognition for local hospitality and tourism.

Thank You to Our 2014 Title Sponsors
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The Award Categories
Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports 186 px horizon   Sports Leadership Award - Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a sports event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.

Last year's recipient: Eugene Figure Skating Club for the US Figure Skating NW Regional Championships

  
Appreciation Award - Presented to an individual or business who has made a significant contribution to Travel Lane County and/or the community by giving freely of their time and talents.

Last year's recipient: Richard Boyles, President, Innsight Hotel Management Group

Convention Leadership Award - Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a meeting or event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.

Last year's recipient: Steve Mital, Sustainability Director, UO Office of Sustainability for the International Sustainable Campus Network Symposium

Hospitality Award
- Three awards nominated by Travel Lane County members and presented to front-line staff or teams who provide exceptional customer service, enriching visitors' experience in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, extending their stays and encouraging return visits. 

Last year's recipients: Marriott Residence Inn Front Desk Staff; nominated by Penny Sabath of Celebrations by Penny.
Karen Rodgers, Manager, Wayfarer Resort; nominated by Jonnie Helfrich of A. Helfrich Outfitter.
Cedric Rudd, former Director of Sales, Red Lion Inn Eugene; nominated by Flint Doungchak of the Eugene Generals

Enrichment Award - Presented to a group, business or individual that has significantly enriched the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region's tourism industry or visitor experience through programs(s), visitor product(s), or community development.

Last year's recipient: Cuthbert Amphitheater / Kesey Enterprises

Partnership Award - Presented to a group, business or individual that has worked in partnership with other businesses and / or Travel Lane County to market Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination.

Last year's recipients: Geocacher Volunteers Dana Oliver, James Buckley, Chuck Vanlue and Groundspeak

Ninkasi Brewing Destination Award 2013   Destination Award - Presented to a business or individual who, through their efforts, have excelled in promoting the community and the Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination.

Destination Award Criteria: 1) Unique - their very presence creates a reason the visitor visits our community. 2) Efforts and promotions have increased outside awareness and made our area more visible. 3) Growth and success benefits and enhances the image of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.

Last year's recipient: Ninkasi Brewing Company