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Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 Bloomington Tourism Award Winners

Categories: General

Each year, we celebrate the impact of tourism in the Bloomington community with awards for outstanding members of the local tourism industry. As we wrap up National Travel and Tourism Week, we once again gather to recognize and reward the many professionals that make up the local tourism industry. 

The Bloomington Tourism Awards celebrate the individuals, organizations and businesses that help make this a diverse, exciting and friendly community to visit (and live in). Congratulations to all of this year's Bloomington Tourism Award Winners - these individuals and organizations are a tremendous asset to Bloomington and Monroe County and we appreciate their contributions. Thank you to each and every one of the hard-working people that make up our local tourism industry!  

2013 Bloomington Tourism Award Winners: 

Best Restaurant or Bar 
Uptown Cafe

Best  Attraction 
Butler Winery & Vineyard

Best Festival or Event 
Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

Best Lodging Property 
Scholars Inn Bed & Breakfast 

Tourism Partner of the Year 
Miah Michaelsen
City of Bloomington, Department of Economic & Sustainable Development

Tourism Partner of the Year  
Steve Swihart 
Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association 

Local Host of the Year 
Jay Arther
2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Local Host of the Year 
Monroe County Health Department
2012 Indiana Environmental Health Association Fall Conference 

Front Lines Employee of the Year 
April Wason, Bloomington Convention Center

Behind the Scenes Employee of the Year
Adam Cornett, Bucceto's Pizza & Pasta

Friend of Bloomington Tourism
Charlene Sykes 


Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.