Hundreds of people attended the 2017 Visitor Industry Luncheon at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Tuesday.

“This is a real opportunity to celebrate,” explained Teri Schmidt, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“It’s to celebrate people for their hard work during the entire year! That’s why Sioux Falls is known as a home that encourages tourists to visit the city. We are the ‘Heart of America.' We have a lot of heart in Sioux Falls. We want to celebrate what tourism does for our community.”

Doug Lipp, former head of the Disney University Training Team, was the featured speaker.

“My purpose is to help Teri and her team keep that message alive and live beyond this event. It’s really about making our message have legs for the next year and far after that.”

Media Award
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During the event, Results Radio was honored with a media award for news coverage of travel and tourism in the community.

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