VFTCB Wins Northstar Meetings Stella Award

Bailey Dickerson
The VFTCB has earned Northstar Meetings Group’s Silver Medal Stella Award for Best CVB/CMO in the Northeast region. Image via The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board has earned Northstar Meetings Group’s Silver Medal Stella Award, Best CVB/CMO (REGIONAL) – Northeast, for consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, announced the 2020 receipients of the 4th Stella Awards earlier this month.

The awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, covnention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs, and DMCs.

“This just speaks to the amazingly creative sales and marketing leaders we have in our organization,” said Mike Bowman, President & CEO of the VFTCB.

The program is the first of its kind to be comprehensive in the meetings industry, combining public, planner voter, and third party objective planner judging.

This year, almost 7,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 553 destinations, hotels, and service providers nominated in 17 categories in six regions in the United States, and worldwide.

Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and events experience.

“We always take things to the next level, and that type of environment attracts the kind of talented people who get recognized for their hard work, and innovative use of new technology,” said Bowman.

The VFTCB joins 255 organizations from around the globe being honored. The list of winners, finalists, and their profiles can be found here.

To celebrate the 2020 Stella Award winners, Northstar will present the first annual Stella Awards Virtual Showcase, which will be streamed live on Dec. 2.