This past week 605 Magazine joined countless individuals and businesses from the tourism industry to celebrate South Dakota at the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
At this year’s award ceremony, the 605 team was surprised and honored to be awarded the A.H. Pankow Award. Named after South Dakota’s first publicity director, this award “recognizes a representative of the media for showing superior interest and coverage of the South Dakota tourism industry.”
2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Winners
THE BEN BLACK ELK AWARD
Teri Schmidt – Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau
THE EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM INNOVATION
THE 3RD ANNUAL RUTH ZIOLKOWSKI OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY & CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Dan Miller – Bramble Park Zoo
Kasi Haberman – Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kathi Anderson – Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
Shirley Wetz – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
GEORGE S. MICKELSON GREAT SERVICE AWARD
The Howard Johnson Inn and Suites
THE ROOSTER RUSH CACKLIN’ COMMUNITY AWARD
Not only are we grateful to Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Tourism for choosing our company for this award, but we are grateful to South Dakota for making it so easy to love where we live and what we do.
For more information on the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, visit southdakotatourismconference.com.