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Visitor Industry Celebration

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Winners!

Travel Lane County's annual visitor industry celebration was held Thursday, June 19 at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting & Learning. The Eugene, Cascades & Coast award presentation honored regional tourism achievements. Grant McOmie, author of Grant's Getaways, entertained the attendees with Oregon stories.

And the Award Goes to

2014 Appreciation Award - Grant McOmie / Travel Oregon
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.

2014 Convention Leadership Award - P.E.O Sisterhood
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.

2014 Sports Leadership Award - UO Women's Volleyball / Oregon MLK Volleyball Team Classic
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.

2014 Hospitality Awards - Eugene Running Company and Willamalane Swim Center
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.

2014 Enrichment Award - Sprout! Regional Food Hub
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.

2014 Partnership Award - McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee
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.

2014 Destination Award - Heceta Head Lighthouse/Oregon State Parks
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

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

Special Thanks