toast to tourism

Join Visit Champaign County as we celebrate the power of travel and tourism locally and nationwide on May 4, 2016 as part of the 33rd Annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1 - 7, 2016.

During this annual event, we honor local tourism ambassadors who's efforts have paved the way for tourism to Champaign County or enhanced the visitor experience.

Nominations for the 2016 Tourism Impact Awards are now open. Please complete the nomination form and email to Terri Reifsteck.

Past Tourism Impact Award Winners

2015

  • Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell, Prairie Fruits Farm
  • Josh Laskowski, Stevie Jay Broadcasting
  • Lynne Srull, Jefferson Middle School Archery
  • Peter T. Tomaras; Retired
  • Jamarr Turner, Aroma Cafe
  • 2014

  • Joyce Curtis, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
  • Scott Friedlein, Retired Champaign Police Officer/Reynold's Towing
  • Jenese Harris, WICD TV
  • Michael Johnson, Big Grove Tavern
  • Ed Scharlau, Busey
  • 2013

  • Steve Carter, City of Champaign
  • Don Flynn, Game Day USA
  • Steve Flynn, Candelwood Suites
  • Mark Herriott, Columbia Street Roaster
  • David Leake, William M. Staerkel Planetarium