Thank you, partners, for all you do for the Greater Green Bay Community!
During a normal year, the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts its annual fall tourism luncheon to bring together and honor our tourism partners. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold our luncheon event but would still like to honor our partners who go above and beyond with the 2020 Fall Tourism Awards.
The CVB awards three recipients each year in the following categories:
Business Partner in Tourism
The business partner of the year is considered based on the tremendous support they have provided the CVB in our efforts to promote and sell Greater Green Bay as well as their support of the tourism industry in general.
The 2020 award went to Badger State Brewing Company and Noble Roots Brewing Company. Both breweries joined a global effort and brewed All Together beer. Through the sales of the beer, the two raised $8,000 that was granted back to local tourism businesses in need of support during the pandemic.
Event of the Year
The events that are honored with this award are all responsible for having a huge impact on our economy by bringing visitors from far and wide to enjoy everything Greater Green Bay has to offer.
The event of the year was awarded to WIAA Volleyball for hosting their inaugural Boys & Girls Volleyball Tournaments at the Resch Center in November 2019. With more than 24,000 spectators in attendance, 20 girls' teams and 8 boys' teams competing, the event was a tremendous success for its first time in Green Bay. This was also the first time in the United States history that both a boy’s and girl’s high school volleyball tournament were held as a joint event.
Tim Quigley Tourism Award
This prestigious award is given to an individual that has had an insurmountable impact on the Greater Green Bay tourism industry. The CVB’s Individual Tourism Partner award was named the Tim Quigley Tourism Award in 2009 to honor Tim Quigley. Tim’s tourism career began at the Beaumont Hotel in 1968. He was one of the first employees of Brown County’s “destination marketing organization,” was a founding member of the Wisconsin Festival and Events Association and served multiple years on the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
This year, the CVB is honoring Ken Wachter, President of PMI Entertainment Group. Ken has worked side by side with the CVB for more than 22 years, bringing countless entertainment events, conventions and sporting events to the Green Bay area that have made a huge impact on our local economy.
Event of the Year
2008 – Farm Technology Days
2009 – Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
2010 – Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival
2010 – LZ Lambeau
2011 – US Youth Soccer Region II Championship
2012 – Rock the Lakes Tour – Billy Graham Ministries
2013 – WIAA Girls State Basketball Championships
2014 – USA Hockey
2015 – USBC Championship Series
2016 – WI Petroleum Marketers & Conv Store Assoc. Convention
2017 – Antiques Roadshow & Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
2018 – ISC Softball Congress
2019 – Nature Connects® : Art with LEGO® Bricks
Business Partner of the Year
2003 – Green Bay Packers
2004 – PMI Entertainment Group
2005 – von Stiehl Winery
2006 – Historic Hazelwood House
2007 – Downtown Green Bay, Inc.
2008 – Oneida Nation Tourism
2009 – Greater Green Bay Area Lodging Association
2010 – Cornerstone Community Ice Center
2011 – Seroogy’s Chocolates
2012 – Comfort Suites/1951 West/Rock Garden
2013 – Republic Chophouse
2014 – Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center
2015 – C & M Presents
2016 – Neville Public Museum
2017 – Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2018 – Lodge Kohler
2019 – Hyatt Regency Green Bay
Tim Quigley Award
2003 – Jerry Lintz
2004 – Dan Pawlitzke
2004 – Jim Van Lanen Sr.
2005 – Pete Chapman
2006 – Kimberly Schuyler
2007 – Mary Shaw
2008 – Charles Pelky
2009 – Tina Quigley
2010 – Jo Ann Rogers
2011 – Ron Antonneau
2012 – Lawry Larson
2013 – Susan Garot
2014 – Brent Weycker
2015 – Rob Weise
2016 – Adrian Ulatowski
2017 – Michael Aubinger
2018 – Frank Hermans
2019 – Jeff Mirkes