• Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. Attendees enjoying complimentary water ice from Annie’s Water Ice. 

    <p>1. Attendees enjoying complimentary water ice from Annie’s Water Ice.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Tethered hot air balloon rides with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team. 

    <p>2. Tethered hot air balloon rides with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Face painting. 

    <p>3. Face painting.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Jerry Lepping addressing guests.

    <p>4. Jerry Lepping addressing guests.</p>
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     5. Jerry Lepping and William Haas with several spring grant recipients. 

    <p>&nbsp;5. Jerry Lepping and William Haas with several spring grant recipients.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Attendees enjoying a Mission BBQ meal. 

    <p>6. Attendees enjoying a Mission BBQ meal.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Bill Haas, owner of Pen Ryn Estate and president of Bucks County CVB Board of Directors, Jeff Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, Molly Lowell, Mercer Museum, Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Museum, and Jerry Lepping, president and COO of Visit Bucks County. 

    <p>7. Bill Haas, owner of Pen Ryn Estate and president of Bucks County CVB Board of Directors, Jeff Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, Molly Lowell, Mercer Museum, Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Museum, and Jerry Lepping, president and COO of Visit Bucks County.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    8. Balloon making for the kids. 

    <p>8. Balloon making for the kids.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Awards ready for presentation: Hospitality Leadership Award went to Naomi Naylor, executive director of Quakertown Alive!; Guest Service Excellence Award went to Natalie Blumberg, director of sales at the Holiday Inn Express in Quakertown; Rising Star Award went to Jessica Nugent, aquatics director at Sesame Place; Community Service Award went to Discover Doylestown; and Dedicated Partner Award went to Joe Capone, executive director at Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

    <p>9. Awards ready for presentation: Hospitality Leadership Award went to Naomi Naylor, executive director of Quakertown Alive!; Guest Service Excellence Award went to Natalie Blumberg, director of sales at the Holiday Inn Express in Quakertown; Rising Star Award went to Jessica Nugent, aquatics director at Sesame Place; Community Service Award went to Discover Doylestown; and Dedicated Partner Award went to Joe Capone, executive director at Friends of Washington Crossing Park.</p>

Visit Bucks County hosted its annual Tourism Day Celebration on May 3, 2016. This year, the celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Visit Bucks County kicked off the event by recognizing five inspiring tourism and hospitality professionals in its annual Travel and Tourism Week Awards. VBC also announced 31 spring tourism grant recipients, with over $200,000 allocated for various marketing programs, exhibits and initiatives.

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’

 

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