LEXINGTON – VisitLEX is the silver winner as “Best Convention and Visitors Bureau” in the Midwest Category by the international Stella Awards.

With a record number of more than 900 nominations in 16 categories and six regions worldwide, VisitLEX is one of three convention and visitors bureaus in the Midwest region to receive that honor.

“We are honored to receive an award that is so competitive and has such a stringent selection process,” said Marci Krueger‑Sidebottom​, Vice President of Sales and Services of VisitLEX. “But what is most meaningful is that the award reflects public and meeting planner voting as well as third-party judging. We are honored that visitors, colleagues and partners recognize the outstanding quality and services that we deliver to the meetings industry. It also is a tribute to all of our hospitality partners here in Lexington who make visitors’ trips so memorable and successful. Hospitality is a lifestyle, and the team members at VisitLEX live that philosophy every day. We love marketing the beauty of Lexington and helping meeting planners create a successful and affordable meeting while making memories for their attendees.”

The Stella Awards honor organizations across the globe that consistently deliver superlative service and innovation across all sectors of the meetings and events industry. The awards celebrate overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. Planners can refer with confidence to the Stella Awards winners' list when choosing services and locations for their upcoming meetings.


About VisitLEX
VisitLEX is a destination sales, marketing, and service organization charged with promoting Lexington’s Bluegrass Region for the purpose of attracting visitors and growing the economy.


About Northstar Meetings Group
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market — including full- and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals — facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. The company's influential brands — Meetings & ConventionsSuccessful MeetingsAssociations Meetings InternationalMeetings & Incentive TravelMeeting NewsIncentive and SportsTravel — currently serve over 500,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.