Visit Mankato

Past Travel and Tourism Award Winners

Visit Mankato

tourism award

2016

Restaurant – Jim & Jan Downs, Pagliai’s Pizza

Hotel – Bud Lawrence, AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center

Attraction – Tania Cordes, Kato Ballroom

Retail – Paul Wilke, River Hills Mall

2015

Restaurant – John & Najwa Massad, Olives, Massad’s & Najwa’s Catering

Hotel – Linda Osborne, Country Inn & Suites

Attraction – Eric Jones, Verizon Wireless Center

Retail – Heather Fisher, Salvage Sisters

2014

Restaurant – JoRae Galli Storm, Dairy Queen West and The Pita Pit

JoRae Galli Storm, the owner of Dairy Queen West and The Pita Pit – See more at: https://www.visitgreatermankato.com/partners/travel-tourism-awards/#sthash.eQOpgyJQ.dpuf
JoRae Galli Storm, the owner of Dairy Queen West and The Pita Pit – See more at: https://www.visitgreatermankato.com/partners/travel-tourism-awards/#sthash.eQOpgyJQ.dpuf

Hotel – Monica Stephanie, Microtel Inn & Suites

Attraction – Julie Brewer, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Retail – Terry and Karen Johnson, Scheels

2013

Restaurant – Tom Frederick, Pub 500

Hotel – David Peters, Courtyard by Marriot

Attraction – Fred Lutz, MN Air Spectacular

Retail – Matt Long & Aaron Jones , J. Long’s

2012

Restaurant – Kathy Findley, McDonalds

Hotel – Carmen Sook, Courtyard by Marriott & AmericInn

Attraction – Mary Brown, Verizon Wireless Center

Friend of Tourism – Dan & Angie Bastian, Angie’s Kettle Corn

2011

Restaurant – Late Rene Fritz Maes SR & Michael Maes, Loose Moose

Hotel – Wendi Franke, Holiday Inn Express

Attraction – Adam Marti, Morgan Creek Vineyard

Friend of Tourism – Michael Lagerquist, MSU-M Theatre

2010

Restaurant – JoAnn Frank, 101 Main

Hotel – Kalisha Langford, AmericInn

Attraction – Duane McVenes, Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center

Friend of Tourism – Dan Dougherty, Verizon Wireless Center