Visit Sarasota County announced the recipients of the 2013 National Tourism Week Awards Thursday, May 9, at a ceremony breakfast held at Westfield Southgate Mall.
Peers nominated all winners, except for the Voice of Sarasota, in each of the categories with the winner being voted on by a selection panel comprised of members in the hospitality industry. Both nominees and winners were recognized at this event.
Voice of Sarasota: Nik Wallenda
Guest Service Excellence-Management: Kate Hedding at Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant
Guest Service Excellence-Front Line: Barbara Slater of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Guest Service Excellence-Heart of House: Kevin Greene of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Guest Service Excellence-Lodging: Carol Clark of Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Guest Service Excellence-Volunteer: Barbara and Ian McKenzie of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota AND Tommy Vaughan-Birch: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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19 The Power of ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
19 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
20 Bring Them Home for the Holidays Adoption Event
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
20 La Fille mal Gardee Pre-Performance Children’s Buffet
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.