Tourism Survivor- Annual Lunch

With the state of the economy lately, it’s like a jungle out there.  As with any industry, everyone has had to work harder, be stronger and maneuver around the competition to survive… but survivors we are!

The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau will host our Annual Lunch and Encore! awards on May 19, 2011. This year we are going with a Tourism Survivor theme.  Be transported to Tourism Island, and find out how the tribe has spoken for the 2011 Encore! award recipients, including Tourism Person of the Year and Tourism Business of the Year.

Special Guest speaker is John Curley, former anchor of Evening Magazine in Seattle.  John swears he doesn’t deserve the life that he has, and believe that if karma does exist he will be coming back in the next time around as a dung beetle.  Before that happens John has much work to do. He hosts his radio show on KIRO 97 point 3 weeknights from 7 to 10 pm. He serve as an elected official in the city of Sammamish as a city councilman.   In his spare time Curley competes in International Ironman competitions and travels the country as a motivational speaker.  He wears many hats and has many titles but likes best when two very small people, that look a little bit like him call him dad.  His presentation starts with Mr. Curley being thrown off a 700 foot building and ends with the attendees super charged and ready to take on new challenges.

When: May 19, 2011

Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street Downtown Yakima

Registration: 11:45 am

Lunch & Awards: 12:00 pm

Ticket: $25 / person or $250 per table

             $30 at the door

Purchase Your Tickets by May 17th

Call (509) 575-3010 or email Barbara. 

Be there…the tribe has spoken!

Sponsors: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Yakima Federal Savings and Loan; Oxford Suites; Terril, Lewis & Wilke Insurance; Horizon Distribution Inc.  and Allied Insurance.

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