Wicomico County’s tourism division recognized its strongest partners during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Wicomico Civic Center.
The mission of the Wicomico County tourism division is to attract visitors to stimulate the economy and enhance quality of life.
Tourism’s community partners help the county recruit new events, retain and grow current events and welcome event attendees into the community.
Trent Swanson of Algonquin Ultras was honored as the Tourism Partner of the Year. For the past three years, Algonquin Ultras has partnered with Wicomico County Recreation & Parks on the Pemberton 24 running event, which this year brought participants from eight states and Washington, D.C. Swanson is able to expose Delmarva’s beautiful trails to more people through his events.
The Hospitality Award went to Cindy Curran, innkeeper at the Whitehaven Hotel. She has worked with Wicomico County Tourism many times over the past several years on travel writers’ stays. She has served as a welcoming host and this has led to positive media coverage about Wicomico County and the Whitehaven Hotel.
The Business of the Year award was presented to The Greene Turtle, with the award being accepted by restaurant manager Eryn Casaleno. The restaurant has sponsored numerous sporting events throughout the years, including the Governors Challenge and USSSA Eastern Nationals. They have been quick to volunteer to host special events and extend discounts for visiting teams.