The Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau (Chamber/Bureau) will hold its annual meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, July 16, from 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at the Park City Marriott, 1895 Sidewinder Drive in Park City. Event registration begins at 11:15 a.m.
The annual meeting kicks off the 33rd year the organization has been a combined Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. The meeting will feature a multi-media presentation of the Chamber/Bureau's marketing plan for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, including the advertising campaign for the upcoming ski season.
The new chairperson of the board, Russ Olsen (Stein Eriksen Lodge), will be introduced to the membership, and past chairperson Dirk Beal (Deer Valley Resort) will be recognized for his service to the Chamber/Bureau and the community.
"The Chamber/Bureau's Annual meeting is a great opportunity to get a behind-the-curtain look at what we have planned for the next 12 months. We also take the opportunity to recognize some of the folks who give so much to the success of our community," said Bill Malone, president and CEO of the Park City Chamber Bureau.
The 2014 Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award will also be presented at the annual meeting. The Spirit of Hospitality Award recognizes an individual each year for outstanding dedication to the community and vision for a successful resort economy. This is the 12th year the award is being given, and this year's recipient is Bill Marolt (retired president/CEO of USSA). Bill competed in the 1964 Olympic Games, was the U.S. alpine skiing director during some of the U.S. Ski Team's most successful years, won several NCAA ski championships and a national football title ('90) as the athletic director for the University of Colorado, and oversaw the USSA as CEO from 1996-2014.
During his 18 years of leadership at the USSA, Bill helped American skiers and snowboarders win 70 of the 95 medals in U.S. ski and snowboarding history. In 2009, the USSA opened the organization's Center of Excellence in Park City, and created a strong and everlasting tie between the Park City community and competitive skiing and snowboarding. Since then, Park City has become a hotbed for current and future Olympians and has seen significant growth in the amount of athletes that train, compete, and live in the area. At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Park City athletes brought home three gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals. Competing as its own country, Park City would have finished 14th in the world medal rankings. Today, Bill continues to serve as a vice president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and member of the FIS Council, was named to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors in 2013, and is a member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
The Park City Chamber/Bureau's annual meeting is for Chamber members and their employees only. The cost of the event is $27 (by July 3), $32 (by July 15), or $45 at the door.