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Trailblazer Awards

We believe a “Trailblazer” is someone or something that forges a path of greatness and guides others along the way. Visit Grove City is thrilled to share the Trailblazer Awards, aimed at celebrating the Grove City tourism community and honoring the people, places, and hard work that make it successful.

Trailblazers deserve to be recognized for their greatness, which is why the nominees will be acknowledged and the awards presented at Visit Grove City’s Annual Meeting.

If you would like to nominate a Trailblazer please download and fill out the nomination form.

Then, email the completed form to answers@visitgrovecityoh.com with the subject line format: Trailblazer Nomination – Nominee Name.
If you have any questions, please call (614) 539-8747.

If you would like to attend our Trailblazer Award ceremony please visit our 2019 Annual Adventure page.


The Trailblazer Awards include four categories: Individual, Business/Attraction, Community Event, and Altogether Adventure. The criteria for each category can be found below:

Individual Award: This individual demonstrates excellence in creating a positive visitor experience and serves as a strong ambassador for Grove City’s tourism community. They seek to always go above and beyond in everything they do. This individual can be an employee at a local business, a government representative, or a volunteer with a local organization.

Business/Attraction Award: This business or attraction represents the best of Grove City’s tourism assets. From the experience they provide visitors to their enhancement of the community’s image, they are always seeking to improve the tourism industry in Grove City. This can be a for-profit business or a place that draws visitors by providing something of interest or pleasure.

Community Event Award: This community event not only brings together the local community but also aims to create a memorable visitor experience. The event organizers strive to continually improve the event and the Grove City tourism industry. This can be any event, large or small, that takes place in Grove City.

Altogether Adventure Award: This influencer, organization or local partner takes full advantage of the benefits of utilizing the Visit Grove City brand. They leverage the brand tools provided by Visit Grove City with a unique and memorable approach with embodies Altogether (inclusive, well-rounded, and engaging) Adventure.

2019 Trailblazer Award Winners

2019 Trailblazers – Altogether Adventure Amanda DeCastro @BusyInGroveCity | Attraction/Business SWFCHS | Event Grove City Farmers Market | Individual Alex Rogers of Alex Is Social

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2018 Trailblazer Award Winners

2018 Trailblazers – Attraction/Business Kickmaster Footgolf | Event Arts in the Alley | Individual Dave Pando of LVL UP Sports

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2017 Trailblazer Award Winners

2017 Trailblazers – Attraction/Business Scioto Grove Metro Park | Event Grove City Wine and Arts Festival | Individual Steve Carr of Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament

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