Fort Smith tourism award recipients named

The Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau announced recipients of the 2014 GRIT (Giving Recognition in Tourism) Awards.

Restaurant Partner of the Year:
Golden Corral

Lodging Partner of the Year
Homewood Suites by Hilton

Attraction Partner of the Year
Fort Smith National Historic Site

Business Partner of the Year
BrickCity Emporium

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Polly Crews Hospitality Person of the Year
(a tie) Floyd and Sue Robison & the late John Bell Jr.           
 
The Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau also recognized the “Hometown Hospitality Heroes” who have brought or hosted tourism events in 2013-14. These recipients are:
• Sharon Chapman and Melissa Schoenfeld, for their work and assistance with the Regional Dance American Southwest Festival 2013;
• Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck, for his work on the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association Convention for 2013;
• Brooke Shock and Courtney Shreve, for their work on the Konsplosion Anime Convention; and
• Mike Alsup, for his work on bringing the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association and Arkansas Therapeutic Recreation Society Conventions to Fort Smith for the last three years.

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