Please join the Jefferson County Tourism Council in locating, nominating and honoring Jefferson County’s BEST – the people that best promote our local businesses.

We need your help in nominating the individual that you believe best exemplifies the Spirit of Hospitality. This candidate believes in, promotes, and goes “above and beyond” in the promotion of tourism for Jefferson County. This individual should also demonstrate caring, empathy, love of service and a spirit of unparalleled giving.

waitersIt might be the waiter or waitress at your favorite cafe or restaurant – the one who knows your name and makes you feel special each time you come through the door. Or maybe it’s your first visit to their establishment, but their service guarantees that you will return again. The store clerk who takes the time to find just what you are looking for. The receptionist who greets you at a hotel or bed & breakfast and ensures that your stay exceeds your expectations. Whether you are a returning customer or new to that business, the person you nominate stands out above the rest, and is a star in Jefferson County.

The winner(s) will be recognized at a Best of Hospitality Award Dinner, which will be held at the JC Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in February. The winner(s) will receive a complimentary dinner and a “Best of Hospitality” award and prize(s).

This is your chance to nominate your favorite Jefferson County hospitality employee by providing their name and a short paragraph telling us why you believe they should be selected as the Best of Hospitality Award winner for 2011.

Let’s honor those people on the front lines who take such good care of us!

Please submit nominations by visiting the awards nomination page at Enjoy Jefferson County, or by calling Butch Johnston at the JC Plaza Hotel and Conference Center at (920) 699-2800.

Nominations must be received by January 31, 2011.

Katie Otto is a freelance writer who provides JCTC with some spectacular content and information. She's previously held the role of Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council, has assembled our Monthly Newsletter and was the Executive Director for the Lake Mills Main Street Program, a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.