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8th Annual Chrysalis Awards

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The event, co-produced by the chamber and the VCB and held to commemorate National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrates the value of tourism and the community teamwork involved in maintaining and enhancing tourism as a major economic engine for the county.

The awards, designed to foster a stronger alliance between the tourism industry and the county’s business community, will honor recipients in the categories: Business Development, Eco-Innovation, Cultural Achievement, Education, Sports and Sales & Marketing. The VCB’s long-standing Junonia Award, created to recognize those individuals who have positively impacted the local tourism community by demonstrating unique capabilities, leadership, commitment, and dedication, will also be awarded.

Award recipients will be announced at a jointly hosted Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show on Friday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa.

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2016 Chrysalis Award Winners

Business Development


Cultural Achievement



Sales & Marketing

Junonia Award Winner

Ellis Etter, General Manager
Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach