The Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville received the Governor's Tourism Award presented by Gov. Rick Snyder in Kalamazoo on March 21.
There were nine Michigan inns which collaborated with the Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association and two other organizations to win the 2011 Governor's Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration in the category of tourism marketing and promotion, stated a release about the event.
“It's a big deal, a real big deal,” Mike Venturini, owner of the Munro House, said.
The Munro House won for its cutting-edge website, successful use of blogging and social media, e-marketing efforts through Pure Michigan and the publicity and goodwill generated by member inns’ participation in the National B&Bs for Vets Event.
Venturini and his companion Lori have owned the Munro House for 12 years, but he said it has been a bed and breakfast since 1985.
They decided to get into the bed and breakfast industry after taking a trip to Italy.
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