Annual Hospitality Awards Presented at Holiday Reception

South Shore CVA honors exceptional hospitality businesses and leaders


Hammond, Ind. (December 6, 2017) - More than 250 local business leaders, elected officials and hospitality professionals gathered to celebrate the holiday and a year of good cheer at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Each year, at the holiday reception, the South Shore CVA honors outstanding individuals and businesses that represent the hospitality industry and help further the tourism industry along the South Shore. This year marked the 34th annual celebration.

The following individuals and businesses were recognized this year for their contributions to the industry:


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Munster and 
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Munster
2017 Hotels of the Year




Off Square Brewing, Crown Point
2017 Restaurant of the Year



Edge Adventures NW Indiana - Deep River Park, Merrillville
2017 Attraction of the Year




City of Whiting, Special Events
2017 Festivals and Events of the Year



Game Day USA, Naperville, Illinois 
2017 Sporting Event of the Year




Kaitlyn Hendricks, 3 Floyds Brewing Co., Munster
2017 Outstanding Individual Contribution




The Honorable Ed Soliday, Indiana House of Representatives, District 4
2017 Elected Official of the Year




Steve Teibel, 
Teibel's Family Restaurant, Schererville 
Chester F. Dobis - Lifetime Achievement Award



"Each year we honor businesses that have made substantial improvements and contributed to the hospitality industry to improve the region for residents as well as visitors," said Speros A. Batistatos, President/CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.