Visit Denver | Hall Of Fame Awards Photographer
The 18th Annual Denver & Colorado Hall of Fame Dinner
As a member of Visit Denver, I was honored to be asked to photograph the Hall of Fame Awards. The event was held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the evening was full of honors, accolades, and fun.
The Denver & Colorado Tourism Industry Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding individuals who through their leadership, dedication and professionalism have made significant contributions to the tourism industry in Denver and Colorado.
The Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper and the Mayor of Denver Michael Hancock addressed the attendees in a beautifully set space, on a very special night.
JOE ELLIS, PRESIDENT & CEO, DENVER BRONCOS, For his work in making the Denver Broncos a symbol of the city and a professional organization that gladly works with the tourism industry to promote the Mile High City.
HOLLY ARNOLD KINNEY, OWNER OF THE FORT RESTAURANT AND FOUNDER OF TESORO FOUNDATION, Holly Arnold Kinney literally grew up in one of metro Denver’s most famous tourism icons, The Fort restaurant. The Fort, a replica of Bent’s Old Fort on the Santa Fe Trail, was built by Holly’s father, Sam Arnold, as a private home in 1963, but turned it into a restaurant specializing in authentic foods of the mountain men era in the Southwest.
ROY ROMER, FORMER GOVERNOR OF COLORADO, Roy Romer was the 39th Governor of Colorado and the last governor to serve three terms. The former owner of a ski area, he was governor during a pivotal time for Denver and played a key role in the decision to build Denver International Airport (DIA). Perhaps no single event has been more important to Denver’s tourism industry than the decision to build DIA, and it is impossible to imagine that happening without the support of Governor Romer
WILLIAM F. “BUFFALO BILL” CODY, Col. William F. Cody was the world’s first superstar and the man who made the American West one of the world’s great tourism destinations.
“Tourism Star” awards are presented to organizations and attractions that had a significant impact on Denver’s tourism industry during the preceding year. The honorees of these awards are
NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FESTIVAL
COORS LIGHT NHL STADIUM SERIES AT COORS FIELD
DENVER ART MUSEUM
THE SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES DISTRICT (SCFD)
To round out the night they held an auction supporting the Visit Denver foundation. The VISIT DENVER Foundation’s goal is to promote the travel and tourism industry in the Denver metro area through activities and projects that enhance education, professional development and training for individuals interested in the hospitality industry.
The paddle auction was a success, the Visit Denver foundation raised a great amount of money and the donations are going to a great cause. what a fun way to end this fantastic evening.
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