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      Hospitality awards presented in Myrtle Beach

      At the annual meeting of the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association, several Grand Strand businesses and individuals were honored for their dedication to the tourism industry.

      Hotelier of the Year - This award honors the hotel owner, manager, or company that shows exemplary customer service, employee relations, community service, and their dedication to advancing the lodging industry along the Grand Strand. 2012 Hotelier of the Year - Donald C. Hovis, Jr., Springmaid Beach Resort

      Restaurateur of the Year - This award honors the restaurant owner, manager, or company that shows exemplary customer service, employee relations, community service, and their dedication to advancing the foodservice industry along the Grand Strand. 2012 Restaurateur of the Year - Stephanie Bohardt, Sonic, America's Drive-In

      Front Line Employee of the Year - This award honors front line employees that go above and beyond the normal job expectations both at and away from work, including outstanding and unusual service to their company, to their customers and to the Grand Strand. 2012 Front Line Employee of the Year - Joanne Janes, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

      Heart of the House Employee of the Year - This award honors heart of the house employees that go above and beyond the normal job expectations both at and away from work, including outstanding and unusual service to their company, to their customers and to the Grand Strand. 2012 Heart of the House Employee of the Year - Jeannie Cartner, Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

      Hospitality Services Member of the Year - This award honors a MBAHA Hospitality Services member based on industry involvement beyond their normal exceptional service and quality and on their history of working to advance the hospitality industry along the Grand Strand. 2012 Hospitality Services Member of the Year - Stephen O'Neill and Chad Richardson, Genco Incorporated

      Hospitality Ambassador of the Year - This award honors a MBAHA Hospitality Services member based on industry involvement beyond their normal exceptional service and quality and on their history of working to advance the hospitality industry along the Grand Strand. 2012 Hospitality Ambassador of the Year - Ellen Calhoun, A&I Fire and Water Restoration