2019 Making Waves Hospitality Award Winners

Recognizing the very best across all of Lake Norman’s hospitality industry including awards for hotels, restaurants, venues, events and an individual unsung hospitality hero.

Outshines from the Front Lines

James Pryor
Weekend Front Desk Manager
Hampton Inn Lake Norman in Cornelius

Stellar Seller

Erin Hewitt
Director of Sales
Country Inn & Suites in Huntersville

Lead to Succeed

Alicia Fisher
General Manager
Hampton Inn Lake Norman in Cornelius

Venue of the Year

Carolina Grace
Largest private yacht in the Carolinas

Event of the Year

Junior Volleyball Association Challenge
Youth volleyball tournament

Restaurant of the Year

Port City Club
Waterfront restaurant in Cornelius

John Kurti Unsung Hospitality Hero

Greg Llewellyn
Visitor Services Associate
Carolina Raptor Center


"May you be proud of the work you do, the person you are, and the difference you make."


VLN is now taking hospitality award nominations for 2020 through January 31, 2021.