DLV's Annual Report to the Industry
and Retirement Soirée Honoring Michael Stershic
Discover Lehigh Valley® celebrated last fiscal year's accomplishments, as well as recipients of the annual Tourism Award, Zenith Award, and Partnership Award on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest.
A special highlight of the evening honored outgoing President, Michael Stershic, for his 14 years of service and commitment to Lehigh Valley tourism. During his tenure, travel, and tourism has become a major economic engine in Lehigh Valley, with more than $2 billion spent annually in the region and nearly $400 million provided in tax revenue. The region has been experiencing tremendous growth over the last decade with new attractions, hotels, and restaurants opening and adding to brand and experience of Lehigh Valley.
It was a packed house for the celebrations, with over 230 partners and community friends recognizing the impact tourism has here locally in Lehigh Valley.