The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association honoured a number of local businesses with awards during its annual Tourism Summit held at Signal Point convention centre in Williams Lake last week.
The Outside of the Box Award went to Pioneer Log Homes of BC for the incredible awareness that their Timber Kings TV show has generated for the city, region and province.
This award recognizes a stakeholder who introduced an innovative new concept or product to the tourism industry within the past three years. Nominees are judged based on their business success and how their innovation positively impacted the tourism industry in our region.
The Best Tourism Marketing Initiative Award was presented to Interlakes Economic Association for their successful summer marketing campaign.
This award recognizes a stakeholder for a marketing initiative or campaign that successfully increases business and enhances the tourism industry in our region.
The Digital Marketing Excellence Award was presented to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge/Bella Coola Heli Sports for their effective and engaging marketing practices across multiple social media channels.
This award recognizes a stakeholder for best practices or improvements in digital marketing via a variety of tools such as social media, websites and online optimization that enhances the tourism industry and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region’s online reputation.
The President’s Award was presented to Al Richmond for decades of service and dedication in supporting communities, groups, businesses and individuals achieve their goals.
This award recognizes an individual whose cumulative efforts have enhanced the awareness and quality of tourism experiences in the region and provided support to the industry.
The new board of directors includes Chair Pat Corbett; Vice-Chair and Advocacy Chair Andre Kuerbis; Finance Chair, Secretary/Treasurer & Cariboo Sub-regional Representative Cheryl Chapman; Chilcotin Sub-regional Representative Bill Van Es;
Director at Large Ernest Hall; Coast Sub-regional Representative Leonard Ellis; Barkerville Heritage Trust Representative Miriam Schilling; Governance Chair Anton Forster; Marketing Chair James Douglas.