Brainerd & Baxter MN Tourism Bureau Wins Award for Two Consecutive Years

The Brainerd and Baxter Minnesota tourism Bureau, Visit Brainerd, was awarded the 2013 Best Of Award from Minnesota Meetings & Events for the Second Straight year.
BRAINERD, Minn. - March 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Visit Brainerd, the tourism bureau for Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota, was named a “Best of 2013 Award Winner” by the readers of Minnesota Meetings & Events. On Thursday, March 20th, the award for Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (Town/Area Less Than 25,000 in Population) was presented to Richard Polipnick, Executive Director of Visit Brainerd at the Minneapolis Event Center.

The “Best Of Awards” are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. Every winner in the Annual Readers' Choice Best Of Award campaign is hand-picked by the meeting planners, event planners and suppliers who read Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine.

This year, at the 2013 Best of Awards, the 12th Annual Minnesota Edition, Visit Brainerd won the prestigious award for the second consecutive year. The award coincides with many changes in the organization’s message and strategy. Visit Brainerd is dedicated to bringing visitors to Brainerd and Baxter by delivering their message of “Explore New Adventures in Brainerd, Minnesota’s Playground”.

This message is delivered through their website (, visitor guides, biking guides, and ongoing marketing efforts targeting Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo/Moorhead, and a five state region around Minnesota. In addition, Visit Brainerd has a large social media following with over 11,000 active Facebook fans, a heavily viewed YouTube channel, and other active social tools.

To learn more about the “Best Of Awards” or to see a list of winners from the 2013 awards, as well as the previous years, can be viewed on

About Visit Brainerd
Visit Brainerd provides up to date information on Brainerd Minnesota and the surrounding area including events, lodging, deals, and reports. Information can be found on their website, Facebook page, youtube channel and more.

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