LAS VEGAS -The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was in good company when it was among five tourism industry leaders recognized during the Las Vegas Hospitality Association's 2012 Distinction Awards dinner September 20th
. LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter accepted the Business of the Year award and thanked the resort community and the Hospitality Association for its decades of hard work in promoting tourism in Las Vegas. The LVCVA shared the spotlight with its board member Mandalay Bay President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Bowling who received the Industry Leader award. Debby Jacobs of Destination by Design, Lynda Richardson of Tropicana and industry leader the late Larry Lee, co-founder of Encore Productions, were also recognized with honors.