Eugene, Or — The 2023 Visitor Industry Celebration and Summit recognized Lane County individuals and organizations who made significant contributions to the hospitality industry during the past year. This year's recipients include:
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. View award video.
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, co-owner of Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria, our 2023 Community Leadership Award recipient. View award video.
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 and the Eugene Marathon, our 2023 Sports Leadership Award recipient. View Award Video.
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 and the National Institute For Direct Instruction, our 2023 Convention Leadership Award recipient. View award video,
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. View Award video.
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.