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2023 Sponsors, Winners & Honorable Mentions


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Bill and Mary Lawton

Billy’s Bike Rental
Bowland & HeadPinz Entertainment Centers
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Captiva Cruises
DiamondHead Beach Resort
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Fine Folk Pizza
Florida Hospitality Industry Association
GullWing Beach Resort
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Key West Express
Lovers Key Resort
Miromar Outlets
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Sun Harvest Citrus
Tarpon Bay Explorers
'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort
Veranda & Rib City Restaurants
Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Honor of Distinction Winner
Traci Fixler, Lee County Port Authority Police

Category Winner:
Ammie Plummer, Hampton Inn Bonita Springs Naples North

Honorable Mentions:
Becky Jo Crews, Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
Michelle French, Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
Tim Wodjeski, Sanibel Moorings Condominiums

Category Winner:
Kathy Arthur, Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Honorable Mentions:
Casey Shepherd, Estero River Outfitters
Glynn Moore, Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Category Winner:
Marshall Barnhart, Dudley's Beachside BBQ

Honorable Mentions:
Donna Friedman, Pinchers Tarpon Point Marina
Justin Spott and Cthyna Louis, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
David Mable, Shangri-La Springs
Iana Boilard, Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon

Category Winner:
Ron Smith, United Airlines

Honorable Mentions:
Diann Kynett, Airport Terminal Services
Kristian Blanco, James Byers, Matthew Timothy, Thomas Sweeney, Lee County Port Authority

Other Services/Businesses
Category Winner:
Glicelle Torres, Home Depot

Honorable Mentions:
Cheryl Anderson, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife
Jacki Liszak, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
Karl Steidinger, Midwest Food Bank

Good Samaritan
Category Winner:
Brian Price and Tim Gard, Lee County Parks & Recreation

Honorable Mentions:
Joshua Kerekes, Connor Magoon, Sabrina Trout, Christopher Leonard, Gabriela Melendez and Roberte Melidor, Lee County Port Authority and HMS Host
Richard Guillen and Chuck Whitright, Lee County Parks & Recreation

Best Tourism Boss
Jay Frias, Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Estero/FGCU

Hurricane Hero
Noah and Josh Stewart, Adventures in Paradise