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J Rudny Collaborates with Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center to Win Illinois’ Best Tourism Website

March 1, 2006

Leading website design and online marketing firm, J Rudny, LLC along with Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center were recognized at the 2006 Illinois Governor's Conference, receiving the Division A – Illinois' Best Tourism Website award for www.starvedrocklodge.com.  This award recognizes innovation and creativity in online destination marketing.  Winners were announced at the annual conference attended by over 625 tourism professionals, on February 24 in Springfield, Illinois.  

After receiving the award, president James Rudny commented, “Over the past year, we have been working with Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center to develop one of the best tourism sites in the State of Illinois.  This award is the result of a very hard-working, dedicated team and collaboration with our client.” J Rudny partnered with Starved Rock Lodge in creating a design which captured the image of the lodge while communicating to multiple audiences.  It was very important to the client that the site be easy to navigate with specific content areas for meeting planners, group tour planners and leisure travelers.  Beyond the design, the site features an online reservation request, MP3 audio tour, literature downloads, photo tours, printable coupons, packages and more.

"We knew we had an incredible website, but we are even more thrilled with the results it has delivered.  Since the launch of our new site, reservation requests have increased from an average of 35 per week to over 200 per week.  On average, we have over 1,300 users visiting the site per day.  Winning the Governor's Award for best tourism website just solidified our great partnership with J Rudny," commented Tammy Berry, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Starved Rock Lodge.

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, J Rudny excels at giving clients fresh new options while delivering undeniable results.  The company is well versed in destination marketing working with a variety of tourism clients from CVBs to lodging and attractions.  The company was also awarded at the Illinois Governor's Conference in 2000 and 2005 for its websites produced for the Aurora Area CVB and Elgin Area CVB.  To learn more visit www.jrudny.com.


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