Fourth annual tourism banquet
The Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau will be holding their 4th Annual Tourism Banquet on May 8, 2017. This banquet is held to recognize the “Best of the Best in Hospitality” in our local tourism industry and serves as the kick-off event to this year’s tourism season.
2017 Award recipients
GRAND PINEAPPLE AWARD
Bill & Linda Herrnstein was the recipient of the 2017 Grand Pineapple Award. Bart & Aubrey Herrnstein accepted the award on their behalf. (pictured).
director / inn keeper of the year
Andrea Digges, Director of Sales, Hampton Inn & Suites received the Director / Inn Keeper of the Year Award.
front-line associate of the year
Michael Sites, Guest Service Rep., Christopher Inn & Suites received the Front Line Associate of the Year Award.
behind the scenes associate of the year
Deb Smith, Executive Housekeeper, Hampton Inn & Suites received the Behind the Scenes Associate of the Year Award.
volunteer of the year
Steve Coppel, Volunteer at Adena Mansion & Gardens received the Volunteer of the Year Award.
2017 Promotional assistance program
One of the many things the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau does for our community is the Promotional Assistance Program. This program is open to non-profits/for-profit organizations, attractions and individual events that take place in Ross County. This program allows the bureau to participate in the community by offering cooperative funding to eligible candidates to promote their activity.
Race organizers, Dave Huggins, Jason Rhoads, and Brandy Spaulding accept the Promotional Assistance check for 2018’s “The Buck Fifty” relay-race.
Jeremy Forcum accepts the Promotional Assistance check for the 2017 season of ChilliTown MX.
Kathy Styer (Executive Director, Adena Mansion & Gardens) accepts the Promotional Assistance check for the upcoming AMGS event, Happy Birthday Thomas Worthington!
Christy Throckmorton accepts the Promotional Assistance check to help bring Miss Indian World to the Feast of the Flowering Moon in 2017.
David Tillis accepts the Promotional Assistance check to help with costs of a website for the Lucy Hayes Heritage Center.
Adam Days accepts the Promotional Assistance check to help with the inaugural Chillicothe Halloween Festival.
John Glasgow accepts the Promotional Assistance check to help with establishing a website for a new attraction, Mystery Manor.
tourism banquet award nominations
You can recognize your employees, co-workers, volunteers and your managers for their excellence in the industry by completing the nomination form. Examples of how the nominee went above and beyond in the job duties used in the nomination form should be instances that have taken place within the past calendar year.
Nominations will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges. To keep the panel impartial, please do not include the nominee’s name or property’s name anywhere besides where instructed on the form.
During the banquet, the Ross-Chillicothe CVB would like to recognize the “best of the best” in hospitality in Ross County. We present an award in the following categories:
- Director / Inn Keeper of the Year
- Front Line Associates of the Year
- Behind the Scenes Associate of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
We need all nominations by April 21, 2017.
Submit by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit by mail to:
RCCVB Nomination Committee
230 N. Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601