Dan Jones was recently nominated by Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau with a Tourism Visionary Award. Jones was recognized along with state representative Andrew Barkis, 222 Market owners, Joy and Gray Graham, Harbor Days organizer Carol Riley, and Ken Swarner. The tourism group announced the finalists in advance of their annual State of Tourism meeting in Olympia.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in such a talented pool of people,” said Jones, a co-founder of ThurstonTalk.
The VCB also presented awards for Excellence in Hospitality and Community Unity.
“I’m proud to represent ThurstonTalk and the NorthAmericaTalk family of community social networks with this nomination,” said Jones. “Partnering with tourism groups, we shed light on the positive aspects of where we all choose to live, work, and play. Our unique data enables businesses and organizations focused on tourism to reach their target market, grow their brand, and measure results.”
“On behalf of our entire team working in five markets in Western Washington, we appreciate the recognition for the role we play in driving tourism in Thurston County and also in Pierce, Whatcom, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties,” Jones said.