Athens, GA. (September 8, 2017) – The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is seeking nominations for its Annual Hospitality Awards, which will be announced at the CVB Annual Meeting on October 17th at The Classic Center.  The Hospitality HEROES Award and Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award recognize exceptional service and leadership in the local hospitality and tourism industry in Athens, GA.  The deadline for nominations is September 15th

The Hospitality HEROES Award is intended to recognize front-line service employees who provide exceptional service to guests of Athens, GA.  The Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award recognizes a management-level employee for their outstanding leadership in the local hospitality industry. Athens residents and visitors are asked to help recognize dedicated hospitality professionals by completing the brief nomination form at

“We are excited to recognize our front-line and management level employees that interact with all of our visitors to Athens each and every day,” says CVB Director Chuck Jones.  “Without our wonderful community of local businesses, artists, and entrepreneurial ventures, Athens would not be the tourism destination that it is. We want to take this opportunity to show our gratitude to the individuals that embody the elements of service that differentiate Athens from other destinations.”


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About the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proactive sales and marketing organization whose primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORKS for Athens, contributing $281.31 million in spending, 2,664 jobs and $19.04 million in local and state tax revenue in 2015.