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Nominees sought for Tourism Hall of Fame

April 17, 2013

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 1

Staff Report

Each year, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) board of directors honors citizens or organizations by inducting them into the RACVB’s Tourism Hall of Fame. These people or organizations put forth extraordinary efforts, often over a long period of time, making vital contributions to the visitor industry. RACVB recognizes the honorees at its annual meeting each year.

Previous winners include former Rockford Park District Executive Director Webbs Norman, business leaders Sunil Puri and Jim Keeling, Rockford City Market, Anderson Japanese Gardens founder John Anderson, Barb Lunde and John Nelson with the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford, Jake and Candy Karau with Rockford BMX, Ken and Jeanann Whitmore with Kiwanis, West High School reunions, Rockford Speedway’s founders the Deery family, and more.

To recommend a person or organization, submit a brief nomination to RACVB’s Lauren Sanderson at lsanderson@gorockford.com. In your nomination, outline the contributions your nominee has made to the region’s growing tourism industry and why you think your nominee should be recognized. Deadline for recommendations is Wednesday, May 1.

Staff ReportEach year, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) board of directors honors citizens or organizations by inducting them into the RACVB’s Tourism Hall of Fame. These people or organizations put forth extraordinary efforts, often over a long period of time, making vital contributions to the visitor industry. RACVB recognizes the honorees at its annual meeting each year. Previous winners include former Rockford Park District Executive Director Webbs Norman, business leaders Sunil Puri and Jim Keeling, Rockford City Market, Anderson Japanese Gardens founder John Anderson, Barb Lunde and John Nelson with the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford, Jake and Candy Karau with Rockford BMX, Ken and Jeanann Whitmore with Kiwanis, West High School reunions, Rockford Speedway’s founders the Deery family, and more.To recommend a person or organization, submit a brief nomination to RACVB’s Lauren Sanderson at lsanderson@gorockford.com. In your nomination, outline the contributions your nominee has made to the region’s growing tourism industry and why you think your nominee should be recognized. Deadline for recommendations is Wednesday, May 1.

From the April 17-23, 2013 issue

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