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Nightlife

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Sponsored by Metro Health

  • Raeanne Lupo, Brewery Vivant
  • Emily Tuttle, CitySen Lounge
  • Courtney Fraim, Monelli's Italian Grill and Sports Bar

Lodging 150+ Rooms

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Sponsored by Lady Americana

  • Pat Szczepaniuk, Crowne Plaza
  • Dennis Higgins, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Elizabeth Elliott, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Kourtney Wendt, CTA, Country Inn and Suites
  • Brady Van Conant, Amway Grand Plaza
  • Stacee Gadea, CTA, JW Marriott
  • Heather Kullgren, CTA, JW Marriott
  • Rachael Gonzalez, Hilton Grand Rapids
  • Natile Henderson, CTA, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Tim Russ, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Michele Hernandez, Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
  • Janet Wilson, Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
  • Kristen Gray Lindley, CTA, JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Attractions/Events

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Sponsored by Destination Consultants

  • Corey Barton, Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Alyse Griffis, SMG Grand Rapids

Restaurants/Breweries

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Sponsored by Grand Valley State University Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Daniel Ricardez, Lindo Mexico Restaurant
  • Will Blakemore, Pearl Street Grill
  • Alex Jewell, Ju Sushi & Lounge
  • Emily Dilly, Ostas Lebanese Cuisine
  • Oceanne Lee, Ju Sushi & Lounge
  • Haley Salander, Bulls Head Tavern
  • Jamie Taylor, Amore Trattoria Italiana
  • Dejah Nicole O'Neal, Taco Bell
  • Dominique Aouad, Osta's Lebanese Cuisine
  • Carlee Miller, GP Sports
  • Megan Amante, The Mitten Brewing Company
  • Chris Wilson, Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • Sloan Johnson, Terra GR
  • Anthony Alkema, The Melting Pot
  • Alyssa Renton, McFadden's Restaurant-Saloon
  • Diane Maxey, Hilton Grand Rapids
  • Sarah VanDagons, Sundance Grill and Bar
  • Alison Bieber, Terra GR
  • Ginger Gryka, Bistro Bella Vita
  • Kevin Doyle, Terra GR
  • Caitria Mikesell, Terra GR
  • Sari Hughes, Panera Bread
  • Monserrat Velazquez, Lindo Mexico Restaurant
  • Johanna (Jo) Funaro, Zeytin Turkish Restaurant
  • Corey Heffron, Reserve Wine & Food
  • Sari Hughes, Panera Bread
  • Malinda Strickler, Cornucopia
  • Hannah Schaffer, CitySen Lounge

Lodging Less Than 150 Rooms

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Sponsored by Lady Americana

  • Gaby Gonzalez, Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport
  • Joy Richards, CTA, Springhill Suites Grand Rapids North
  • Jolinda Brown, SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North
  • Mary Ann Strunk, CTA, Prince Conference Center
  • Ben Rastello, CTA, Holiday Inn Express of Grandville
  • Roosevelt Jackson, Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • David Little, Jr., Homewood Suites by Hilton

Transportation

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  • Laurie Ryan, CTA, Great Lakes Pub Cruiser
  • Jon Clark, Runabouts

Retail & Service

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Sponsored by Meijer, Inc.

  • Kate Leeder, Aperitivo
  • Veronica Aho, CTA, DGRI Safety Ambassador Program
  • Gretchen Brockman, Cropmarks Printing
  • Rebecca Ritter, DGRI Safety Ambassador Program
  • Cathy Swanson, Blushing Goddess

Volunteer in Hospitality

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Sponsored by Steelcase

  • Barb Syrek, Experience Grand Rapids STAR Volunteer
  • Ruth Visser, CTA, Experience Grand Rapids STAR Volunteer
  • Mark Jastrzembski, Meijer State Games of Michigan Speedskating Volunteer

For more information contact Experience Grand Rapids
171 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 700, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 · (616) 233-3577 · waveaward@experiencegr.com