Nominations sought for Tourism Person of the Year

NEW ULM – Tourism has long been a factor in New Ulm’s economic health.

Recognizing the impact of tourism each year, the New Ulm Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) gives an award for Tourism Person of the Year. Applications for nominees are now being accepted.

The award honors individuals, couples or organizations that have made a significant and long-term contribution to the economic health of New Ulm through involvement in tourism.

In 2014, Brown County had more than 1,100 jobs in the leisure or hospitality field. Gross sales amounted to over $35.5 million for the county.

New Ulm brings in a large share of the county’s tourism through various festivals and attractions, but it is the people promoting the events that are being celebrated through the Tourism Person of the Year Award.

Past winners are Leo Berg, Don Veigel, Ted and Jodi Marti, Opal Dewanz, the Concord Singers, Joel Albrecht and Denny Warta.

All nominations must be submitted by April 15. The CVB will review and choose a winner to be announced during National Travel and Tourism Week, which is May 1-7.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.