Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence

Now in it’s 19th year, the Howdy Awards celebrate excellence in service in the Pioneer Valley. Chairman of the Howdy Committee Greg Chiecko told us how you can nominate someone!

19th Annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence
Nomination Deadline is March 1st!

Since 1995, the Hospitality Excellence Awards (HOWDY!) program has recognized the very best restaurant servers, cab drivers, attractions attendants, hotel personnel, retail clerks and others across the three counties of Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley.

Have you met a potential star who’s provided outstanding hospitality? If you’ve met someone who was extra helpful, courteous, energetic or went out of their way to serve you, nominate them for the 2014 Howdy Awards!

Eligible nominees include anyone who works part- or full-time or volunteers in the region’s hospitality or public service industry and who comes in direct contact with guests, customers or visitors, whether in-person or via phone or internet.

Nominations accepted in the following 7 categories:
Public Service

Howdy Finalists Reception will take place in May.
Winners will be announced at the Howdy Gala Awards Dinner on June 9th at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke.

You can nominate that person by visiting

You can also have a ballot mailed to you by calling Lee Chambers at (413) 755-1345.

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