Cadillac, Michigan      The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau would like to give the public a chance to nominate special individuals, businesses or organizations for one of four awards at this year’s Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations is January 12, 2018.
Nomination Applications can be found online at, filled out and turned into the Visitors Bureau at 201 N. Mitchell Street, Suite 102, emailed to or faxed to 231-779-5933.

Over the past four years, 18 people, organizations or businesses have been acknowledged and honored at the Annual Meetings.
The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau enjoys recognizing them for their service and support of the community and bringing visitors to the area.

There are four awards presented this year- Festival and Events Volunteer of the Year, Restauranteur of the Year, Recreation Excellence, and the Allan Green Memorial Award for Recreation Excellence.

The awards are presented at the CAVB Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 17, 2018. Winners will receive an engraved award in their honor.

Recreational Excellence Award Past Recipients
2012 – Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort (Business) – 75thAnniversary/ Downhill Skiing Legend
2014 – Cadillac Winter Promotions/ MDNR (Volunteers) – Maintenance of Trail system
2014 – Cadillac Pathway/MDNR (Volunteers) – Maintenance of Trail system
2015 – Cadillac Garden Club (Volunteers) – Maintenance of City of Cadillac Shoreline park flower beds & Clam River Greenway Trailhead gardens.
2016 – Cadillac Rotary Club (Trails & Parks) – Rotary Pavilion, Keith McKellop Walkway, and Centennial Boardwalk at Clam River Trailhead
2017 – Friends of the White Pine Trail/ MDNR (Volunteers) – Maintenance of Trail System
2015 – Alan Green (Snowmobile Advocate)
2016 – Dave Foley (Silent Sports)
2017 – Steve Knaisel (Fishing Advocate)
 Restaurateur of the Year Past Recipient
2017 – Snider Family &The Marina
Volunteer of the Year Past Recipients
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau:
2012 – Brian Chapman (Motorcycle Advocate)
2013 – Mike Townsend (Tourism Advocate)
2015 – Carol Hill (Volunteer Guru)
2016 – Jim Neff (KISS Advocate)
2017 – Michele Andrews (Cadillac Pathway & Trails Advocate)
 Cadillac Area Festivals & Events:
2014 – Steve Birdwell (Fishing Tournaments)
2015 – Derek Anderson (Freedom Festival)
2016 – Sharon Flewelling (North American Snow Festival)
2017 – Shawn Dostal (North American Snow Festival & Freedom Festival)

For more information on the applications and the annual meeting, contact the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau at 231-775-0657 or