The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) named Faye Blank the 2017 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year at their National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on May 10. Blank, who works at the High Point Inn in Ephraim, was announced the winner during the breakfast. The Door County CTA of the Year award is presented annually to a local Certified Tourism Ambassador who exemplifies excellence in hospitality and customer service. The DCVB administers Door County’s Tourism Ambassador Program.
Blank accepted the award in front of a crowd of around 85 people that gathered to celebrate Door County’s tourism industry. She becomes the seventh winner of the Door County CTA of the Year award.
The program also featured two area high school students who were awarded scholarships as part of the DCVB’s Spirit of Door County program. The scholarships are named after a longtime Door County Visitor Bureau employee named Carole Counard. Carole Counard Scholarship winners receive a $1,000 scholarship to use towards furthering their education. These scholarships are open to all Door County residents of any age pursuing further education at a four-year college, a two-year college or a technical college.
This year’s scholarship winners were Hanna Mallien from Southern Door High School and Lucas Stenzel from Sevastopol High School.