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Hamilton County Tourism Recognizes 11 Local ‘Hospitality Heroes’ During National Travel and Tourism Week

A key reason Hamilton County receives nationwide acclaim and generates more than $960 million annually in direct visitor spending is the creative, hard-working local hospitality community, and Hamilton County Tourism (HCT) is pleased to honor 11 local “Hospitality Heroes” for their efforts.

The county’s tourism agency is recognizing these local Hospitality Heroes during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7, by making surprise presentations to each at their place of work.

The 2022 Hospitality Heroes class consists of professionals from across the spectrum of hospitality-related industries: lodging, sports, fitness, locally owned dining, the arts, historic attractions and local government.

“These heroes go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome,” said Hamilton County Tourism President/CEO Brenda Myers. “They are among the 12,000 hospitality professionals who depend on tourism spending to support their jobs. They know how important it is to showcase our community as a warm, welcoming and inclusive place to live and visit.”

The members of the 2022 Hamilton County Hospitality Heroes class are as follows:

  • Amber Carmichael, Prairie Guest House
  • Molly Connolly, City of Fishers
  • Craig Cox, Topgolf
  • Alexis Harber, Wyndham Hotel Noblesville
  • Lori Knight, Hampton Inn Fishers & Holiday Inn Express Noblesville
  • Neil McGuffog, At the Core Yoga
  • Anastasija Platonova, Bica Café
  • J.C. Seig, Nickel Plate Arts
  • Teresa Swift, Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Fishers
  • Matt Trnian, City of Westfield, Grand Park
  • Danny Zell, Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad

In addition to honoring the county’s dedicated front-line hospitality professionals, Hamilton County Tourism will revive a favorite activity during 2022 National Travel and Tourism Week: the NTTW Scavenger Hunt, with themed prizes ready to be claimed each day between May 2 and May 7.

The prizes will be attached to a yard sign in the shape of HCT’s “Pin” logo. Follow Hamilton County Tourism social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at the address @VisitHamiltonCo, then look for the day’s theme and a hint to the #PinPrize location each day at 8:30 a.m.

HCT Street Teams will also make appearances around the county during #NTTW22, sharing the spirit of the Tourism Industry and giving away cool swag. Look for the teams at the following locations and times:

  • Carmel: Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at All Things Carmel and Midtown Plaza
  • Fishers: Wednesday, May 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Fishers District
  • Noblesville: Friday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Noble Coffee & Tea
  • Westfield: Thursday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Big Hoffa’s BBQ