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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