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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26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
Couple celebrates 54th anniversary
Carol and Jules Green met at a summer camp where Carol was a junior counselor and Jules was a waiter.
Officers welcome holiday backup
The Sarasota Police Department is on the lookout for an elf who goes by the name of Officer Elf on the Shelf.
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.