The Akron/ Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting the 13th Annual Zenith Awards, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 during a luncheon ceremony at the John S. Knight Center beginning at 11:30am. Celebrated during National Tourism Week (May 3-11, 2014), the Zenith Awards recognize contributions made to and by Summit County’s hospitality industry.
In addition to the Zenith Awards being given in seven traditional award categories (point of interest/attraction, community/special event, art/culture, outdoor/recreation, restaurant/dining, theatre/entertainment and shopping/retail) and four specialty categories (Hospitality Volunteer, Friend of Hospitality, Hospitality Website and Hospitality Partnership), Jack S. DeLeo, recently retired President & CEO of Hitchcock, Fleming & Associates, Inc. will be receiving the 2014 Chairman’s Award; the award is bestowed upon deserving industry leaders by Gregory Bean, Chairman of the Bureau’s Board of Directors.
An online ballot for the traditional Zenith Awards categories is located on the Bureau’s web site (www.akron.travel) and will be available for voting until Monday, April 14, 2014. For complete Zenith Awards luncheon information, please contact Jim Mahon at 330.374.8945 or [email protected].