August 20, 2018 / Vincennes man honored for his Hoosier Hospitality

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced on Aug. 13 at the Indiana State Fair the recipients of the Lt. Governor’s annual Hoosier Hospitality Awards.

Crouch and IOTD recognized 17 representatives of the tourism industry for their high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other destinations.

Grady Dixon, Vincennes, was honored for his work with the Red Skelton Museum of American History in Vincennes.

Cited in his nomination for the award: “Grady comes to work to because he wants to be there. Grady works at the front desk of the Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes. It started out with one day a week and now he works 30 hours. He could just greet guests as they arrive, but he really goes the extra miles. He encourages them to tell their stories about Red. He makes them feel special by listening to them, writing down their stories and sharing them in the monthly newsletter. Visitors to the museum give Grady positive reviews saying he’s knowledgeable and kind, as well as a helpful guide. He not only promotes the Red Skelton museum, but all the sites in tourism Vincennes. Grady really knows how to roll out the welcome mat for our visitors.”

Nominations for Hoosier Hospitality Awards are submitted by community members and destination patrons and are reviewed and selected by IOTD. Outstanding service is a major factor in determining whether a person returns to an individual business or destination.


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