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Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership and Hoosier Hospitality Awards

Awards to Indiana Individuals for Outstanding
Contributions to the Tourism Industry

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Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD)

Deadline Date:

06/18/18 4:00 PM EST Receipt of Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award Nominations; 06/18/18 Receipt of Hoosier Hospitality Award Nominations

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Awards to Indiana individuals to recognize outstanding service to the state’s tourism industry. Nominations are invited on behalf of deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership, a commitment to tourism, or a high level of service in tourism-related jobs. Nominations are currently being accepted in the following award categories:

Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award:

Named after the late Will Koch, long-time owner and president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and chief executive officer of its parent company, Koch Development Corporation, the award honors Mr. Koch’s devotion to business and community and his lasting impact on the State of Indiana.

A deserving Hoosier who demonstrates the following qualities will receive the award each year:

-Leadership qualities and ability to inspire others;
-Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to invest in Indiana;
-Commitment to tourism and business development in Indiana;
-Dedication to improve Indiana’s travel and tourism profile; and
-Distinguished service to community.

The annual award is designed to:

1. Celebrate and pay tribute to Will Koch’s many meaningful contributions to tourism, business, and society;
2. Recognize outstanding accomplishments in economic and community development through tourism; and
3. Showcase the economic importance of Indiana’s tourism industry.

Hoosier Hospitality Award:

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. Nominations are accepted for individuals who are in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other tourism entities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162675

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations may be submitted on behalf of individuals in Indiana.

Pre-Application Information:

Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award Nomination Forms are due June 8, 2018 by 4:00 PM EST. Notification will be given to nominator by Friday, June 22. The award will be presented on Friday, August 17 at the Indiana State Fair.

Please note that a Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award nomination is valid for two years. Nominations that were made for the 2017 award will automatically be considered again in 2018. There is no need to submit a nomination form twice in two years, unless the nominator chooses to do so. If a nominee does not receive the award in two consecutive years following the nomination, another nomination form must be completed and submitted.

Hoosier Hospitality Award Nomination Forms are due Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award Nomination Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gwFa9CUaxfAiCAYSkYdObZcEVYWnJmG3rkacpm1RzLQ/edit

Hoosier Hospitality Award Nomination Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XgrDQpNGV7uAY_VB_IWUSuvegsPWrzp6BlodXafyFDc/edit

Indiana Office of Tourism Development
Attention: Amy Howell
One North Capitol Ave., Ste. 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
amhowell@visitindiana.com

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