Visit Winona presented its 2014 Tourism Award to Bloedow Bakery at the Winona County History Center last Tuesday
Bloedow's owner Mary Polus, thanked not only her staff and long-time customers, but also Visit Winona and the bakery's many other community partners for embracing the historic shop, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
The evening's guest speaker Colleen Tollefson, from Explore Minnesota Tourism, shared information about the state's tourism industry, and Winona's increasing role for visitors to Minnesota.
The evening also celebrated area tourism partners businesses collaborating to promote Winona as a year-round travel destination. Visit Winona partners Bryan Crigler of the Winona Farmers' Market, Heidi Ryan of Carriage House Bed & Breakfast, and Lyon Smith of The Boat House restaurant spoke to the benefits of Visit Winona partnerships for their businesses......