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For Immediate Release May 11, 2012
Contact Teri Schmidt, Executive Director 605.373.2030 (office) 605.366.5590 (cell)
SIOUX FALLS CVB ANNOUNCES 2012 VISITOR INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted the 2012 Visitor Industry Luncheon featuring guest speaker Laura Schwartz, Former White House Director of Events, May 10, 2012 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
The Visitor Industry Luncheon is a celebration of the Sioux Falls visitor industry. Each year the CVB recognizes people and businesses that show consistent support to the industry by presenting awards in the following four categories: Business, Media, First Impressions and Heart of the City. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 AWARD WINNERS: Business: Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove Media: Rob Swenson, retired Sioux Falls Argus Leader/Business Journal First Impressions: Jesse Johnson, Red Roof Inn Heart of the City: Jim Woster. A special award was presented to Vernon Brown, Sioux Falls City Councilor, for his many contributions to the visitor industry. For more information, please contact the Sioux Falls CVB at 605-336-1620. ### Mission: To market the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a one-of-a-kind visitor destination, and to provide premier visitor services, by attracting conventions, meetings, sports, events, leisure and business travelers to Sioux Falls in the most economic and efficient manner possible in order to positively impact the local economy.