South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Seeking Nominations for Upstate Hospitality Awards

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) is seeking nominations for the 8th Annual Upstate Hospitality Awards, honoring the best of the best in the Upstate’s hospitality industry. The Awards will be held Monday, November 9 in Greenville.

The Upstate Hospitality Awards celebrate the exceptional professionalism and outstanding service of top individuals in the hospitality industry. Nominations are accepted from SCRLA members in the Upstate, which includes Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties.

“Although these are difficult times, that makes it even more important to take advantage of opportunities to celebrate outstanding accomplishments. That’s one reason why we are looking forward so very much to honoring the best-of-the-best in the Upstate’s tourism industry,” said John Durst, SCRLA’s President and CEO. “Honoring exceptional work—which exemplifies the highest standards and best practices of the hospitality industry on a daily basis—will be a special, memorable occasion for our industry.”

Durst encourages members in the Upstate to nominate their colleagues who regularly go above and beyond to demonstrate to visitors that “We’re glad you’re here”, making them eager to return and share their world-class experience with their friends and family.

To submit a nominee or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit The deadline to submit nominations is September 28. Award recipients will have the potential to win a statewide SCRLA Stars of the South Carolina Hospitality Award in January.

About the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association
In its 75th year, the SCRLA represents more than 2,200 member companies and 210,000 employees across the state. Our mission is to promote, protect and educate the foodservice and lodging industries of our state and to ensure positive business growth for our members. The SCRLA strives to represent the best interests of its members on small business issues, hospitality and tourism concerns and towards the protection of South Carolina’s quality of life.

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