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Award Honorees

Each year during National Travel & Tourism Week in May, Visit Bucks County celebrates its travel and tourism industry partners that continuously help Bucks County to be a picturesque, hospitable and desirable destination. A variety of events are scheduled during this week, including the announcement of Visit Bucks County’s Tourism Awards. The five awards categories are: Community Service, Guest Excellence, Hospitality Leadership, Rising Star and Dedicated Partner. Past year’s winners include…


Community Service: Experience Yardley
Guest Service Excellence: Jessica Siedler, Homewood Suites Doylestown
Hospitality Leadership: Shante Annigew, Candlewood Suites Bensalem-Philadelphia
Rising Star: Nicole Joie, Bucks County Historical Society
Dedicated Partner: New Hope Celebrates


Community Service: Parx Casino
Guest Excellence:
Greg Hartley, Bristol Riverside Theatre
Hospitality Leadership:
Marie Toner, Pearl S. Buck House
Rising Star:
Kevin Kelly, Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Dedicated Partner:
Ann Lipcsey, Peddler's Village


Community ServiceBowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Dedicated Tourism Partner: Christine Triantos, James A. Michener Art Museum
Guest Excellence: Jeanne Schmalz, Golden Plough Inn
Hospitality Leadership: Bea Briggs, Bridgeton House on the Delaware
Rising Star: Bryan Klimberg, Sesame Place®


Community PartnerDiscover Doylestown
Dedicated Partner: Joe Capone, Friends of Washington Crossing Park
Guest Service Excellence: Natalie Blumberg, Holiday Inn & Suites, Quakertown
Hospitality Leadership: Naomi Naylor, Quakertown Alive! 
Rising Star: Jessica Nugent, Sesame Place


Community Service: Byers' Choice
Dedicated Partner: Charles Yeske, Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Guest Service Excellence: Sheri Montai, Caleb's American Kitchen
Hospitality Leadership: Natalie Blumberg, Holiday Inn & Suites Quakertown 
Rising Star: Norma Williams, Holiday Inn Express Bensalem 


Community Service: Sesame Place Cares
Dedicated Partner: Eve Moody, Shady Brook Farm
Guest Service Excellence: Harold Mitchener, Bristol Cultural & Historical Society
Hospitality Leadership: Michael Conti, New Hope Winery
Rising Star: David Peoples, Hampton Inn Doylestown


Community Service: Newtown Athletic Club 
Dedicated Partner: Rosemary Snyder, Mid-Atlantic Treasures
Guest Service Excellence: Jack Shire, Marsha Brown Restaurant 
Hospitality Leadership: Maetal Zmora, Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia-Bucks County
Rising Star: Rayna Adams, Bristol Riverside Theatre 


Community Service: Skip's Candy Corner
Dedicated Partner: Tabitha Dardes, Pennsbury Manor
Guest Service Excellence: Michael Joyce, Sesame Place
Hospitality Leadership: Olga Lopez Rose, 1870 Wedgwood Inn
Rising Star: Christy Gallagher, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad