(ZELIENOPLE, Pa., October 27, 2023) - The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) has bestowed its prestigious Lifetime Achievement award upon Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau President Jack Cohen. This esteemed recognition celebrates Cohen's remarkable contributions and unwavering commitment to the hospitality industry throughout his career.
Each year, the PRLA Annual Conference & Tourism Summit recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses for their exceptional service, community involvement, and achievements within the hospitality and tourism industry. The award was presented to Amy Pack, Tourism Bureau Executive Director, at the PRLA Annual Conference & Tourism Summit on October 23rd, 2023 in Bedford, PA.
In addition, the PRLA honored Mars Mayor Gregg Hartung with the 2023 Spot On Innovation Award. Mayor Hartung's groundbreaking concept and diligent work on the Mars New Year initiative captured the attention and admiration of industry experts.
The Mars New Year celebration has transformed the way visitors experience the charming town of Mars, Pennsylvania. By teaming up with NASA, the event underscores the importance of STEAM education, offering a distinctive learning experience for both locals and visitors. Mayor Hartung and the Mars New Year Committee's innovative approach has not only invigorated the local economy but also solidified Mars' position as a must-visit destination.
The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau extends its heartfelt congratulations to Bureau President Jack Cohen and Mayor Gregg Hartung for their well-deserved recognition. Their exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication continue to shape and elevate the hospitality and tourism industry in Butler County and beyond.