On March 24, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a tasty lunch, network with virtually the entire Pierce County tourism community, win door prizes and hear from Craig Romano, award-winning author, journalist and Pierce County outdoor adventure enthusiast. Travel Tacoma + Pierce County’s Annual Tourism Matters Meeting at the McGavick Conference Center will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to all those who are interested in supporting Pierce County tourism.

Additionally, there will be awards for individuals and businesses who have made outstanding contributions to Pierce County tourism. Nominees include:

  • Special President’s Award
    • Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive
  • Tourism Visionary Award
    • Mike and Loren Cohen (Point Ruston)
    • Mike Gommi (formerly of Courtyard Marriott)
    • Kyle "Skip" Smith (Smith-Western Co.)
  • Tourism Hospitality Award
    • Keith McCart (Tacoma + Pierce County Visitor Information Center)
    • Craig Perry (Delin Docks + Dock Street Marina)
    • Joy Tevis (Northwest Trek)
    • Mark Horace (Hampton Inn & Suites – DuPont and Kalyan Hospitality)
    • Meilee Anderson (Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum)
  • Tourism Entrepreneur Award
    • Ken Thoburn (Wingman Brewers)
    • Pat Nagle (Harmon Brewing Company)
    • Meilee Anderson (Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum)
    • Tom Alexander (Tacoma Dome)
    • Dean Burke (Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission)
    • UW Tacoma Pac Ave Planning

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County would like to give a special thanks to our Sponsor Partners Metro Parks Tacoma, Duke’s Chowder House, McGavick Conference Center, Heritage Distilling and Hardcastle AV.

Registration closes this Friday, March 18, so click here to register today. Hope to see you there!