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     February 28, 2018      #80-58 a2z
 
County's visitors bureau wins two state awards

Lee Provost
lprovost@daily-journal.com


The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau doubled its pleasure Monday at the Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism.

The bureau earned top honors in two of nine Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award categories nearly leaving executive director Staci Wilken speechless after the event.

"To be surrounded by such talented tourism organizations, you never expect to be the one honored," she said Tuesday. "It's exciting to see Kankakee County win these honors. It helps put us on the map for all the right ...

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Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director Staci Wilken, left, accepts a state award for Best Marketing Partnership from Illinois Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe along with executive assistant Kelsey Curwick, and sales and marketing manager Vicki Layhew.