HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of employees in the Hattiesburg hospitality industry were recognized for their outstanding work during an annual gathering Wednesday hosted by VisitHATTIESBURG.
Thirty-eight people received “Shining Star” awards during the Tourism Partners Luncheon at the Hattiesburg Train Depot.
Award recipients are employed at hotels, restaurants, attractions or in local government.
Organizers say a record number of people received awards this year.
It’s the 18th year they’ve been presented.
The event is held in recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week.