The Most Oregon Part of Oregon Awards recognize tourism industry partners who went above and beyond in 2017 to increase the economic impact of visitors. The award recipients are movers and shakers whose collaboration, innovation and vision are “#MOPO!”
May 3, 2018 (RSVP Required) 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Convention Center 200 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97301 Keynote Speaker: Angie Onyewuchi, President & CEO, Travel Salem RSVP by April 27 online to reserve your seat at TravelSalem.com. $20 per person.
Salem Convention Center ~ The Most Oregon Part of Oregon Award
Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center ~ The Most Corona Award
Brooks Winery ~ The Most Innovative Award
Salem Brewery Association ~ The Most Visionary Award
City of Salem-Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge ~ The Most Connected Award
River Fusion 22 ~ The Most Inspired Award
Elsinore Theatre ~ The Most Entertaining Award
Keynote Speaker: Angie Onyewuchi President & CEO, Travel Salem
Angie Onyewuchi was hired as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Travel Salem in 2007 after a nationwide search. In 2011, she initiated Senate Bill 442 to create the Wine Country plate, a specialty license plate to support tourism economic growth across the state. This “jobs bill” was signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber.
As of December 2017, 37,000 of these plates were on the road generating more than $1 million for statewide culinary tourism promotion efforts. The Oregon Wine Country plate is the first of its kind in the United States and the second fastest selling specialty plate in Oregon. In 2008, Angie launched another first with the Travel Café, the first-ever destination visitors center in the country.
The Travel Café received the 2008 Governor’s Award for Creative Tourism Development and the 2009 Green Building of the Year Award from the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards. And in 2007, she received the Governor’s Award for Tourism Industry Awareness.
Before joining Travel Salem, Angie was the Executive Director for Pentacle Theatre, one of the oldest and most respected community theaters in Oregon, where she completed a $1 million capital campaign to renovate the theater. Prior to that, Angie was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Portland Opera: ‘Broadway Across America’ series where she generated $9-12 million in ticket sales annually. She directed the branding campaign to position Portland Opera as the 14th opera company in North America and propelled the ‘Broadway Across America’ series to “top-tier” status nationally out of 55 markets.
Angie has a bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and lives in Salem with her family.
Promote Your Business: This is your opportunity to promote your business and services! Remember to bring your business cards and brochures for the Marketing Exchange table.
Enter-to-Win!: Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures and business cards to promote their business and enter for a chance to win local goods and services. Door prizes include a gift basket from Cascade Bodyworks, Chemeketa Cellars, E.Z. Orchards and Independence Grill & Bar. Be sure to enter your business card for a chance to be one of the lucky recipients of our great door prizes!
Please RSVP for members with Prepaid Tickets. RSVP a must!
Reserve Your Seat Today: Advance tickets - $20 per person. Save $5 with advanced registration when purchased by April 27, 2018.
Online–new, convenient purchase option at TravelSalem.com
Phone–use your credit card by calling 503-581-4325, ext. 158
Mail–send your check to: Travel Salem Marketing Exchange Luncheon 388 State St., Ste. 100, Salem, OR 97301
Please remember that when we receive your RSVP we will order and pay for your lunch. If you are unable to attend, payment for lunch is still required. Thanks for helping to make Travel Salem luncheons a success!
This year’s The Most Oregon Part of Oregon Awards luncheon is sponsored by Allied Video, Salem Convention Center and Spirit of Oregon.