Illinois Office of Tourism Honors Firefly Grill

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Published on July 8 2013 8:30 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

First, it was a cover photo on the 2013 Illinois Office of Tourism's Travel Guide.  Now, it's the presentation of a Lincoln Award to the Firefly Grill's Niall and Kristie Campbell by the Deputy Director of the Office.

Deputy Director Jen Hoezle is on a Road Show, making 16 stops across Illinois this week.  The Monday visit to Effingham is #2 on the itinerary.  Hoezle's goal is to promote the "Illinois Travel Effect", highlighting how travel positively affects individuals and businesses through relationship building and increased productivity.

(ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM DEPUTY DIRECTOR JEN HOEZLE)

Hoezle had good news during her visit; every Illinois county saw an increase in tourism revenue from 2011 to 2012.  Effingham County saw a 4.5% jump in revenue due to tourism.

Hoezle was glad to share the good news; she also noted a special reason for her stop in Effingham; her visit to the Firefly last October regarding the travel guide cover photo was her first assignment as Deputy Director.

(DEPUTY DIRECTOR HOEZLE PRESENTS A "LINCOLN AWARD" TO NIALL AND KRISTIE CAMPBELL OF THE FIREFLY GRILL)