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Jason Campbell NOMINATED FOR STATE’S SECOND ANNUAL ‘LINCOLN AWARD’

January 27, 2014
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January 27, 2014

CONTACT:Visit Lake County Maureen Riedy
Maureen@lakecounty.org

Illinois Office of Tourism
Brian Rehme, 312-729-3645 Brian.Rehme@fleishman.com

Jason Campbell NOMINATED FOR STATE’S SECOND ANNUAL ‘LINCOLN AWARD’
Local Hospitality Bell Captain One of Fifteen Finalists for Award; Winners to be Announced at the Excellence in Tourism Dinner

Gurnee – Inspired by the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT) is showcasing the state’s brightest stars in the tourism industry with the second annual ‘Lincoln Awards.’ Award recipients are those “behind the scenes stars” that go above and beyond for the Illinois tourism industry. The awards will be presented during a special program at the upcoming Excellence in Tourism Awards on February 3, part of the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism.

Lake County’s own Jason Campbell, Bell Captain, KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, is honored as one of fifteen award finalists this year. Visit Lake County’s President, Maureen Riedy, is behind Jason Campbell. “We are proud to have Jason representing Lake County. His passion and enthusiasm for his job in the hospitality industry helps support tourism in the county,” said Maureen Riedy.

Illinois State Travel Director, Jen Hoelzle, is pleased to honor these individuals who dedicate their careers to making Illinois a memorable destination for travelers. “The people of Illinois are what make visiting the Land of Lincoln so great,” said Hoelzle. “I want to congratulate and thank each of this year’s finalists for their outstanding dedication to Illinois tourism.”

The awards will help kick off the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism. The conference runs February 3-5, in Chicago at the Palmer House. For more information and registration, please visit ilgovconference.com.

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The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism manages industry efforts that result in sustainable and significant economic and quality-of-life benefits for Illinois residents.



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