Have you read the latest Letter from our esteemed SHA president?  If not, please go to the Board page.

IT'S SCHOLARSHIP TIME

The Sevierville Hospitality Association will be awarding four scholarship this year. Three $1200 scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from Sevier County High School. One $1500 scholarship will go to an enterprising employee in the hospitality industry.

GRADUATING SENIORS!

Three are for graduating seniors at Sevier County High School. To be eligible, students must fill out an application form, want to pursue studies in hospitality or a hospitality-related subject, OR have a parent working for a hospitality company and his/her employer is a member of the Sevierville Hospitality Association. Students must have a grade-point average of 2.7 or have an ACT score of 19 or above.

          Scholarship Application Form


STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS -

AND THE 2017 WINNERS ARE . . .

The Sevierville Hospitality Association is very pleased to honor the following talented recipients of our $1,200 Scholarships:

Congratulations to the three winners of SHA’s 2017 Scholarships. Each student graduated from Sevier County High School. Included below are the names of the colleges they are attending, their field of study, and their relationship to the tourism industry.

 
Congratulations to Kayle Beasley (left) and Kathy Vasques (right), two of 2017’s SHA Scholarship winners, shown here with Chris Drew (center), SHA Treasurer.

KAYLE BEASLEY
Walters State Community College
Major - Business
Connection -has worked at the Hampton Inn Sevierville as does her mother

KATHY VASQUES
Walters State Community College
Majors - Nursing
Connection - works at the Holiday Inn Express in Sevierville as does her mother.

SHELBY MCCROSKEY (not pictured)
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Major - Marketing & Hospitality
Connection - works at Landmark Inn, which is owned by her parents.



SHA EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline for 2018 Scholarship:
October 31, 2017

This scholarship is for any employee working in hospitality in Sevier County who would like to study hospitality at Walters State Community College or East TN State University.  

SHA members, PLEASE tell your employees and their families about these scholarship opportunities.  Anyone wanting more information, should please contact the SHA Board President.

SHA Employee Scholarship Application Form

EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

 

SHA 2016 President Shirl Emmert (in red) congratulates the two 2016 SHA Employee Scholarship Winners, Lucas Frangella with the Apple Barn Creamery (left) and Anton Schulti with Texas Roadhouse.  The 2016 scholarships will allow Lucas Frangella to study graphic design at East Tennessee State University and allow Anton Schulti  to study culinary arts at Walters State Community College.

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!  WE WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS AS YOU EMBARK ON YOUR CHOSEN CAREER PATHS.

TN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM EDUCATION FOUNDATION (TnHTEF) SCHOLARSHIP
TnTHEF Scholarships are presented to students who are recognized by the facility as being in good standing academically and contributing to the enhancement of the hospitality program. Scholarships are given to the schools in the students' names to be used for tuition, books, or other expenses related to their education.

  (TnTHEF) SCHOLARSHIP Application Form


        SHA COMMUNITY DONATIONS

SHA is very pleased to support the community work being done by these five charities. Each charity received a $500 donation at the end of 2016 from SHA:

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
Salvation Army Sevierville
Sevier County Food Ministries
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries
and the United Way of Sevier County

 
SHA 2016 President Shirl Emmert (right) congratulates (from left) Dick Wellons with the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, Amy Harper with the United Way of Sevier County, Ashley Justice with Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, and Jim Davis with Sevier County Food Ministries as she gets ready to present each with a check for their respective organizations.

SHA is proud to support the following organizations and commends them for their help to those in need in our community. Please visit their websites and help their efforts in whatever way you can.


www.mountainhope.org



www.salvationarmytennessee.org/sevierville


www.seviercountyfoodministries.org


www.smarm.org


www.uwosc.org

STARS OF THE INDUSTRY


AND THE 2016 SEVIER COUNTY STARS OF THE INDUSTRY WINNERS ARE. . .
(names in red also won at the State level)

SCHA Attraction of the Year
Ripley's Acquarium of the Smokies

SCHA Preferred Associate
Chris Roberts
Outdoor Gravity Park


SCHA Vendor of the Year

Laundry Systems of Tennessee

Hospitality & Tourism Educator of the Year
Dave Jones
TN Dept of Tourism Development


TN under 30 Gateway Emerging Leader
Jamie Schultz
Jackson Mountain Homes


Sevierville Lodging Employee of the Year
Carl Smith - Hampton Inn & Suites - Kodak

Pigeon Forge Lodging Employee of the Year
Debra Zurek - The Inn at Christmas Place

Gatlinburg Lodging Employee of the Year
Iris Costello - Hilton Garden Inn

Sevierville Lodging Manageer of the Year
Angela Pitts - Holiday Inn Express - Kodak

Pigeon Forge Lodging Manager of the Year
Dwight McCarter - The Inn at Christmas Place

Gatlinburg Lodging Manager of the Year
Kay King - Mountain Laurel Chalets

Small Lodging General Manager of the Year
Linda Russell - Apple Valley Comfort Inn

Large Lodging General Manager of the Year
Billy Parris - Gatlinburg Falls Resort

Restaurant Employee of the Year
Hazel West -
GSM Murder Mystery Dinner Show


Restaurant Manager of the Year
Lani Montosse -
Corky's BBQ/Collier Restaurants


Chef of the Year
Chef Aaron Ward - Holston's Kitchen

Restaurant General Manager of the Year
Christy Sheffield - Cherokee Grill

Community Service Award
The Park Vista, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Ongoing Special Event
Gatlinburg Festival of Trees/Hospitality Solutions


13th Annual Mini-Golf Tournament

AND A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

The 13th Annual SHA Mini-Golf Tournament took place September 14 at Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf Course. 31 Teams had fun competing and we rasied $8,420 for SHA's Scholarships, donations, and TPAC. THANK YOU ALL FOR A GREAT TURNOUT AND ALSO A SUPER $$$ TOTAL!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our fundraiser such a great success, including players, sponsors, donors, and volunteers!
It was a great turnout, and a lot of fun for a great cause!

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!


1st PLACE - Dixie Stampede/Lumberjack Adventure

2nd PLACE - The Island in Pigeon Forge

3rd PLACE - Tanger Outlets

Highest SCORE - Hampton Inn Exit 407

More Fun Photos from the Tournament!







SHA'S 13th Annual Mini-Golf Tournament was so successful thanks to all the support provided by the members, teams, sponsors, donors, and volunteers! THANK YOU!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!


VENUE SPONSOR
Ripley's Old MacDonald Mini-Golf

GOLD SPONSORS - $1000
Dollywood
Rafting in the Smokies

SILVER SPONSORS - $500
Brochure Distribution Services
Citizens National Bank
Knoxville TVA Credit Union
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce

FOOD SPONSORS
Texas Roadhouse
Apple Barn Creamery
Pepsi

HOLE SPONSORS - $100
All Convention Expo
Brochure Distribution Services
Bush's Beans
City of Sevierville
Cimbworks
Comfort Inn Apple Valley
Country Tonite Theatre
Eye Designs Optical
Food City
Magiquest
Message on Hold
New Direction Real Estate
Oak Tree Lodge
PF Hospitality Association
Rainforest Adventures
Rocky Top Wine Trail
Sevier County Bank
Stellar Wedding Services
The Diner
The Old Mill
The Titanic Museum (2)
What to Do Guide
Wilderness at the Smokies

THE TEAMS
All Convention Expo
Apple Barn Creamery
Best Read Guide
Boys & Girls Club
Brochure Distribution Services
Chef's Catering
Citizens National Bank
City of Sevierville
Collier Restaurant Group
Days Inn Exit 407
Dixie Stampede/Lumberjack Adventure
Dollywood
Hatfield & Mc Coy Dinner & Show
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn & Suites Exit 407
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg
Hampton Inn Sevierville
Hansen Steam Way
Knoxville TVA Credit Union
Navigator
Rafting in the Smokies
Sevier County Economic Dev Council
Sevierville Convention Center (2)
Stadium 14 Cinema
Tanger Outlet Mall
TN Smokies Baseball (2)
TN State Bank
The Diner
The Thomas Group
Walters State Community College

THANKS FOR THE DOORPRIZES
Alpine Coaster
Apple Barn Creamery
Apple Valley Winery
Climbworks
Collier Restaurant Group
Dicks Last Resort Restaurant
Firehouse Minigolf
Harrah's Cherokee Rocky Top Trail
Magiquest
Mirror Maze
Shootem Up Cinema
Stadium 14 Cinema
SWARM Thrift Store
Texas Roadhouse
The Diner
TN Smokies Baseball

AND MANY THANKS TO THE
SHA MINI-GOLF COMMITTEE

Lauren Chesney - Chair
Amanda Barnes
Eric Bradley
Lauren Chesney


Hopefully, we've included everyone. (If we have inadvertently left someone out, please let us know and we'll be happy to add you.) Thank You Everyone!