2023 Visitor Industry Celebration & Summit
Celebrating Industry Leaders in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region
The 2023 Visitor Industry Celebration recognized individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the Lane County hospitality industry. A big thanks to our 2023 presenting sponsors Mereté Hotel Management, Summit Bank and Southwest Airlines. Our keynote sponsor is Turell Group, Clean Air sponsor is Lada Korol Vollara Independent Contractor. Below is a summary of this year's award recipients.
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. Congratulations to the Oregon Horse Center, our 2023 Destination Award recipient.
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 John Barofsky, our 2023 Community Leadership Award recipient.
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 Ian Dobson and Becky Radliff, Eugene Marathon, our 2023 Sports Leadership Award recipient.
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 Bryan Wickman, National Institute For Direct Instruction, our 2023 Convention Leadership Award recipient.
Presented to a group or organization who exemplifies the effective stewardship of people, resources and the environment. Congratulations to Mountain Rose Herbs, our 2023 Stewardship Award recipient.