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Nominees

Congratulations to the following 2019 WAVE Award nominees! The winners will be honored at the Wave Awards Celebration on November 21st.

2019 WAVE Award Nominees

Attractions & Events

  • Erica Crebb, 20 Monroe Live
  • Michael Lomonaco, John Ball Zoo
  • John Dingledine, Grand Rapids Beer Trolley

Lodging 150 Rooms or More

  • Pierce Cesaretti, Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Lindsay Jarvis, Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Connie Pendleton, Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Michael O'Connor, Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Paul Seitz, Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Clarissa Lange, Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Margaret Cleary, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • Jessica Porter, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • Simeon Bishop, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • Cody Wooters, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • Sheila Chalmers, Amway Grand Plaza

Lodging 150 Rooms or Less

  • Peggy Clocklin, Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids North
  • Louise Savage, Residence Inn Grand Rapids West
  • Megan Clark, Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East
  • Debbie Bagby, Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East
  • Roger Beedon, REsidence Inn Grand Rapids Airport
  • Justin Bombul, Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Alicia Rivera, Springhill Suites Grand Rapids West
  • Noah Rendono, Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids East
  • Chelsea Hudson, AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Drey Resler, AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown

Restaurants and Breweries

  • April Lambertson, Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
  • Corey Bush, Kitchen 67
  • Chelsea Billborough, Big E's Sports Grill at Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Kellie Williams, Whitewater Lounge at Embassy Suites Grand Rapids
  • Ambrosia Heintz, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
  • Sue Anderson, The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
  • Autumn Burnett, Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
  • Timothy Lopez, Meritage Hospitality Group
  • Todd Heleski, Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
  • Katelund Gilde, New Holland Brewing Co- The Knickerbocker
  • Ben VanderWaal, Aperitivo

Retail and Service

  • Sallie Smith, The Welcome Center at GRAM
  • Mary Hayes, Wax Poetic Candle Bar
  • Kyle Warren, Rowster Coffee
  • Madison Martinez, Grand Rapids Downtown Market
  • Gayle Mutchler, Southwest Airlines

Volunteer in Hospitality

  • Wes & Deb Scholten, Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival
  • Landon Bartley, City of Grand Rapids