Nominations Open for Northwest Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards


Nominations are now open for Discover Northwest Nebraska’s annual tourism industry awards. The awards recognize outstanding people and businesses participating in the regional tourism industry.

Nominations are open for awards in three categories: Frontline Employee of the Year, Tourism Business/Attraction of the Year and Tourism Volunteer of the Year.

“Our tourism industry professionals work hard each year to provide a fun, affordable vacation to hundreds of thousands of visitors to Northwest Nebraska,” said Discover Northwest Nebraska Director Kerri Rempp. “We want to honor outstanding performances by the employees and businesses that contribute so much to the economic activity of the region.”

The travel and tourism industry generates more than $25 million in direct travel spending by visitors annually in Dawes and Sioux counties and supports more than 200 jobs.

The award winners will be announced this spring at the annual Treasure Chest of the Northwest industry gathering hosted by Discover Northwest Nebraska, Chadrad Communications and the Chadron Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are due March 1, 2024, and can be submitted online at or by contacting Rempp at 308-432-3006 or at