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Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership and Hoosier Hospitality Awards

The Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award is the highest honor in Indiana’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Consider nominating someone who you feel has made an outstanding contribution in economic and community development through tourism. The nomination criteria and application form can be found here. The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 8, 2018.

Click here for more information about last year’s winner, Mel Riegsecker.

Nominations are now also open for the 2018 Hoosier Hospitality Awards. These awards are presented by the Lt. Governor and recognize a high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations. This includes tour guides, volunteers, ushers, etc. ANYONE in the hospitality and tourism industry. This award is given annually to front-line staff members who exemplify Hoosier Hospitality. To nominate a deserving Hoosier, click here. The submission deadline is Monday, June 18.

For a look at the 2017 winners, click here.

The awards will be presented on Friday, August 17 at the Indiana State Fair.