The owners of an Alton business have been recognized by the state for providing excellent services to their guests. Jim and Sandy Belote, the owners of the Beall Mansion were recently honored as Gold Medal winners during the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism.

It’s an honor that the Alton couple deserves according to Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau Public Relations Director John Cambron. He says they set the standard for guest services.

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Cambron says the Illinois Office of Tourism decided to get into the spirit of the Olympics this year and award winners medals. He says this award will be a great tool for the CVB, who can use it as one of many examples of the great services available in the Riverbend.

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