Special Alert

Tourism Achievement Awards

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) annually recognizes industry employees, along with member properties, for strides in customer service and community involvement.

Tourism Achievement Awards were announced during the Tourism Day luncheon held at Blue Mountain Resort on May 16, 2018. Congratulations to this year's winners:

Pocono Mountains Chairperson's Award - For 50 Years of Service in the Hospitality Industry
Donna Smith - Bushkill Falls 

Pocono Mountains Chairperson's Award - For 35 Years of Service in the Hospitality Industry
Nancy Pilecki - Whitewater Challengers

Brand Hero Award
Terri Klee - Great Wolf Lodge

Green Award
Stephanie Rath - Barley Creek Brewing Company

Outstanding Tourism Employee of the Year Award
Brian Dye - Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort


Award Categories Are As Follows:

Brand Hero Award

This award category recognizes an employee that consistently goes above and beyond to promote and protect the Pocono Mountains brand. They are loyal and dedicated not only to their current employer, but to the overall tourism industry throughout the four-county, Pocono Mountains region.

Outstanding Tourism Employee of the Year 

This award category recognizes an employee who consistently goes above and beyond to not only ensure the happiness of their visitors, but also their fellow co-workers.

Green Award

This award is presented to a Pocono Mountains’ property that lives and breathes green practices. They are innovative in their sustainability efforts and strive to keep the Mountains “clean and green”.