The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission honored local individuals and businesses that have helped make the last fiscal year a success last night at the organization's Annual Celebration.
The following organizations have been recognized for their commitment to the community, Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission through various acts of generosity, volunteerism, visitor services, donations and partnerships with Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau/Des Moines Area Sports Commission staff, clients and partners.
Fiscal Year Award Winners
Civic Friend of Hospitality: E.J. Giovannetti, Polk County Board of Supervisors
Corporate Friend of Hospitality: Homemakers Furniture
Friend of Hospitality: Stacy Henrichsen, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center
Hometown Hero: Grand View University
Media Friend of Hospitality: Connie Wimer, Business Publications Corporation
Partner of the Year: Jasper Winery
Sport Friend of Hospitality: Iowa High School Athletic Association
Volunteer of the Year: Jo Saffell, National Square Dance Convention
Visitor Choice Awards - Voted on by visitors
Overall Visitor Choice Award Winner of the Year: Prairie Meadows
Visitor Choice Attraction of the Year: Iowa State Fair
Visitor Choice Hotel of the Year: Chase Suite Hotel
Visitor Choice Restaurant of the Year: Zombie Burger
The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Celebration was sponsored by Iowa Network Services Family of Companies and Iowa Beverage Systems.
Pictures are available upon request.