Award Winners Announced at Annual Reception


HammondDecember 8, 2005 – The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the following 2005 Hospitality Award Winners.

Fair Oaks Farm Adventure Center – 2005 Tourism Development Award

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson – 2005 Lodging Development Award

Quality Inn – 2005 Lodging Development Award

Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin’ & Saloon – 2005 Chain Restaurant of the Year

Miller Bakery Café – 2005 Independent Restaurant of the Year

Albanese Confectionery – 2005 Attraction of the Year

2005 USA Weightlifting National School Age Championships – 2005 Sports Event of the Year

Mr. Rick Mazer, Horseshoe Casino – 2005 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

The winners were announced during the organization’s annual Holiday Reception held recently at the Lake County, Indiana Visitor Welcome Center. More than 200 members of the tourism and hospitality industries gathered to honor the award winners and welcome in the holiday season.

“The 2005 award winners represent the ever growing and changing face of the hospitality industry,” said Spero Batistatos, Lake County CVB President /CEO. “While residents and travelers alike will recognize many of the winners as landmarks within the industry, it is the continued vision of these leaders that separate them from the pack as 2005 Award winners,” he concluded.

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