The Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau honored area leaders for their work in the hospitality industry over the past year. The Annual Shining Star Awards are presented each summer during the CVB’s annual meeting. This year’s recipients include:
Out of the Box Award — Hall County Commission — in recognition of their progressive support of the CVB’s initiatives this past year.
Blazing Star Award — Lanier Charter Career Academy / Hall County Schools — in recognition of their outstanding efforts with Hospitality High.
Sky’s the Limit Award — North Georgia Canopy Tours — Hall County’s newest tourism attraction was recognized for their contribution to the local industry.
Beyond the Call — Rochester & Associates, Inc. — in recognition of their outstanding community support and corporate giving.
Robert Croy — Northeast Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center manager was recognized with a plaque for his years of service.
Betsy Adams — Outgoing CVB chairperson was recognized for her volunteerism and leadership.
New Officers/Directors for the 2010-2011 year:
Chair Stan Brown City of Oakwood
Vice Chair Terry Roberts Dayracer Motorsports
Secretary Billy Powell Hall County Commission
Treasurer Geoff Lee Road Atlanta
Sr. Advisor Betsy Adams AdMark Strategies
Shelley McMahon Hampton Inn & Suites, Flowery Branch
Bill Donohue Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority
Bill Andrew City of Flowery Branch
Gladys Wyant The Arts Council
Susan Rector Hall County Business License
Greg Walker Hall County Parks & Recreation
Hussein Khimani Comfort Inn, Buford
The CVB Shining Star Awards are in their seventh year. Former recipients include: Jackson EMC, City of Gainesville, Georgia Department of Transportation, Scott Dixon, City of Oakwood, Lake Lanier Islands and the North Georgia History Center. Began as a promotional program for the CVB, the Shining Star Awards have grown into a local industry mainstay.
Awarded annually, the recipients are nominated by the CVB staff and voted on by the Executive Board.