Toast to Tourism

The Visit Champaign County Foundation will celebrate our resilient hospitality industry working toward recovery during our annual Toast to Tourism, held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at The Virginia Theatre. During this annual event, we honor local tourism ambassadors who's efforts have paved the way for tourism to the greater Champaign County area or enhanced the visitor experience.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Tourism Impact Awards to be recognized at the event for individuals who have greatly contributed to travel and tourism in the greater Champaign County area, including Monticello, Tuscola, Arcola, Arthur, and Sullivan. Potential nominees could be a staff member who provides exceptional customer service to guests, an event planner who created significant economic impact or a business leader whose insight has paved the way for growth in the tourism industry. To submit a nomination, complete the form below by May 18, 2022.




Launched the Hospitality Relief Fund in lieu of awards which raised over $33,000 and supported 136 hospitality heroes and 53 local businesses


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