Tourism Banquet

SIXTH Annual Tourism Banquet

Pineapple Award Nominations

You can recognize your employees, co-workers, volunteers and your managers for their excellence in the industry by completing the nomination form. Examples of how the nominee went above and beyond in the job duties used in the nomination form should be instances that have taken place within the past calendar year.

Nominations will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges. To keep the panel impartial, please do not include the nominee’s name or property’s name anywhere besides where instructed on the form.

During the banquet, the Ross-Chillicothe CVB would like to recognize the “best of the best” in hospitality in Ross County. We present an award in the following categories:

• Director / Inn Keeper of the Year
• Front Line Associate of the Year
• Behind the Scenes Associate of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year

Download PDF of the Nomination Form

Submit all nominations by April 12, 2019.

Submit by email to:

Submit by mail to:
RCCVB Nomination Committee
230 N. Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Past Pineapple Winners

Volunteer: Chillicothe Tree Commission
Front Line: Bridget Coe, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Becky Helterbridle, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Davis, Christopher Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Bob Leach & Dick Rutherford – Camp Sherman Days

Volunteer: Steve Coppel, Adena Mansion & Gardens
Front Line: Mike Sites, Christopher Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Deb Smith, Hampton Inn & Suites
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Digges, Hampton Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Bill & Linda Herrnstein

Volunteer: Michael Beery, Tri-County Triangle Trail
Front Line: Justin Flitton, Christopher Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Richard Doliber, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Director/Inn Keeper: Brandon Smith, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Grand Pineapple: Joy Gough

Volunteer: Karen Blosser, Majestic Theatre
Front Line: Kiumars Samandari, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Jason Newman
Director/Inn Keeper: Kathy Styer, Adena Mansion & Gardens
Grand Pineapple: Paul Pollard

Volunteer: June Gregg, Fall Festival of Leaves
Front Line: Elsa Hudson, Holiday Inn Express
Behind the Scenes: Jacki Merritt, Christopher Conference Center
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Digges, Hampton Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Dan & Mike in the Morning