Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Canandaigua

Results & Recognition

Since its inception in 1984, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has been recognized by its industry peers, winning awards for excellence in marketing, public relations, and tourism excellence.

2019
AMA Pinnacle Award: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Re-Imagines Content Strategy
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award Not-for-Profit PRism Award: Building a Content Strategy Fueled by Data

2018
North American Travel Journalists Association, Finalist: Visitors' Guide (Printed or Digital)
PR News, Best Blog Honorable Mention: Insider Diaries
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award Not-For-Profit Award of Excellence: Insider Diaries

2016
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award Media Relations/Not-for-Profit: #FLX Dream It, Live it! Conference for the Midwest Travel Writers Association

2015
Social Media Icon Awards, Honorable Mention: The #FLXperience Foodie Revolution Instagram Contest
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award: Christmas On Us Facebook campaign

2013
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award of Excellence: Finger Lakes Food Revolution
New York State Travel & Vacation Association Tourism Excellence Award: Finger Lakes Food Revolution
Rochester Business Journal “Best of the Web” Silver Award: VisitFingerLakes.com
Rochester Business Journal “Best of the Web” Hospitality/Tourism Award: VisitFingerLakes.com

2012
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award: FLVC blog, "Insiders Diaries"
Public Relations Society of America, Rochester Chapter, PRism Award of Excellence: – VisitFingerLakes.com

2008
Travel Industry Association of America Appreciation of Service:  – Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for her service on the TIA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2007

2003
National Council of Destination Organization’s Award for the Hands-On Tourism Initiative: FLVC President Valerie Knoblauch

2002
Travel Industry Association of America Leadership and Dedicated Service: FLVC President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for her service as Chair of the Destinations Council from 1999 to 2001

2001
Travel Industry Association of America Appreciation of Service: FLVC President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for her service on the TIA Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001
Canandaigua Athena Award: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch
Rotary Club of Canandaigua Four Way Test Award: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for outstanding vocational service

1999
National Council of Destination Organization’s Destiny Award: Special Project Category "Saving a Scenic Vista" awarded to FLVC President Valerie Knoblauch

1998
New York State Travel and Vacation Association Member of the Year: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch
Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce & Professional Women of Canandaigua Woman of Distinction Award for Community Service: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch

1995
I LOVE NY Individual Achievement Award: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for significant contributions to the advancement of New York's travel and tourism Industry of New York State by having rendered outstanding personal and direct service to the promotion and development of travel

1992
New York State Travel and Vacation Association Member of the Year Award: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch recognized for untiring loyalty and dedication to the organization

1986
I LOVE NY “New York Loves You” Award: For creative efforts in tourism industry motivation and education