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Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission was honored with the Outstanding Convention & Visitors Bureau/Tourism Office Experience Award at ceremonies at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset Kentucky on May 23, 2012. Sue Stivers, Executive Director, and Kathy Johnson accepted the award on behalf of the Columbia/Adair County organization.

The Outstanding Award goes to a convention & visitor's bureau/tourism office that exemplifies customer service in its community with a staff that is also in tune with the latest tourism trends and tries to educate the public about the importance of tourism.

Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky, hosted the Experience the Bloom Awards May 23, 2012 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Bloom stands for Business, Leadership, Opportunities, Organization and Motivation.

These awards were created to honor those who have gone above and beyond to make the visitors experience outstanding. Nominations were made by tourism professionals across the organization's 47 county region.

There are 12 different categories for the Bloom Awards. Each one represents an outstanding experience; restaurant, accommodation, visitor attraction, entertainment, sporting event, and CVB or tourism office. Awards were also presented to hospitality youth, hospitality personality, best downtown, lifetime achievement, man and woman of the year.

The Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission is located in the Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY. The phone number is 270-384-6020.

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Columbia/Adair Tourism group receives area award

2012-05-30 - The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY - Photo by Maggie Bill.
Bloom Award Kathy Johnson left center and Sue Stivers, right, center hold the Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission's Bloom Award for Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourism Office received in ceremonies May 23, 2012. At left is Jeff Crowe, President of the Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky organization, which presented the award; at far right is Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) whose initiative created the organization.

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