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Celebrate Lane County's Visitor Industry

Published: May 22, 2019

2019 Award Recipients Honored

Eugene, OR - Travel Lane County honors individuals and organizations that make the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region a premiere destination for visitors and a fantastic place for those of us who call it home.

On Wednesday, June 5 the 2019 Visitor Industry Celebration, presented by Mereté Hotel Management and Summit Bank, will be hosted at Valley River Inn from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are $45 and are available online before June 1. 

Our 2019 theme is "cycling" and we are thrilled to have Steve Schulz, Executive Director of Cycle Oregon, bring the keynote address. Travel Lane County President & CEO Kari Westlund will provide a state of the industry, highlighting that Lane County recorded over $762 million in direct visitor spending in 2018.

Awards will be given in recognition of the amazing work of individuals and organizations. These include:  

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stewardship Award
Presented to a business or organization that creates greater business/organization value through its demonstrated commitment to its people (social equity), the planet (environment) and profit (economic value).

Tourism Ambassadors
This award selected by our Chamber of Commerce partners and is given to ten individuals or organizations that made significant contributions to the visitor experience in their community. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsors: Mereté Hotel Managment & Summit Bank
Keynote Sponsor: Turell Group
Centerpiece Sponsor: City of Eugene
Registration Sponsor: PeaceHealth Rides

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.743.8770; 800.547.5445

Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $676 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2017. EugeneCascadesCoast.org