NEWARK OHIO - Explore Licking County honored multiple people and community organizations Tuesday at its annual IMPACT awards.
Seven awards were given out to people and organizations who contribute to the tourism industry in Licking County.
Explore Licking County Director of Sales and Marketing Carol Thress said the IMPACT awards were created to celebrate tourism and hospitality. She said organizers received a record number of nominations this year.
Orchard House Bed and Breakfast was awarded the New Partner of the Year Award.
The Broadway Pub was awarded the Food and Beverage Partner of the Year.
The Buxton Inn was awarded Lodging Partner of the Year.
The Canal Market District dedication was awarded the Event of the Year.
The Works was awarded Attraction of the Year.
The Licking County River Round Up was awarded the Collaboration of the Year.
Bruce Cramer, executive director of Bryn Du Mansion, was awarded the 2016 Tourism Partner of the Year.