Visitor Industry Celebration
Travel Lane County's Annual Awards Presentation
Travel Lane County's visitor industry celebration honors regional tourism achievements. This year the celebration will be held during National Tourism Week, May 1 - 7. Jason Brandt, President & CEO of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association will be the featured speaker. Please join us for a luncheon and awards presentation.
Friday, May 6, 2016
11:45 a.m. Check-in
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Industry Recognition
Holiday Inn Eugene - Springfield
919 Kruse Way
$45 per person
Table Sponsor $400 for 8 people (includes program recognition and reserved table)
RSVP by Thursday, April 28
State of the Industry
Jason Brandt, President & CEO Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon. A not-for-profit trade organization, ORLA represents over 3,000 members, and advocates for 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments in Oregon. The foodservice and lodging industry is responsible for 164,800 jobs bringing in over $8 billion in annual sales and generates 54% of the annual tourism dollars spent in Oregon.
Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County President & CEO
With a decade of tourism leadership already on her resume, Kari joined Travel Lane County in 1996. Kari and her team have overseen the launch of many innovative destination marketing programs from re-branding Travel Lane County to this year's launch of Pinot Bingo.
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.
Congratulations to our 2016 recipient: Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers
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.
Congratulations to our 2016 recipient: Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting - Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Collis and Dr. and Mrs. Brian Jewett
Community Leadership Award
Presented to a group, business or individual that has significantly contributed to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region's tourism industry or visitor experience through an advocacy program(s), visitor product(s), or community development.
Congratulations to our 2016 recipient: State Representative Nancy Nathanson
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.
Congratulations to our 2016 recipient: Willamalane Park & Recreation District