Scott Miller of Miller’s Buggy Line in Shipshewana received one of 15 Hoosier Hospitality Awards for their high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the award recipients Aug. 16 at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.
According to Miller’s nomination, he is a Shipshewana native who “brings his electric personality and knowledge of the area to every tour, making them extremely fun as well as educational. His tours leave such an impact that visitors of all ages often bring their friends and family back to Shipshewana just so they can experience a ‘tour with Scott.’ Scott befriends every visitor who takes a tour with him by opening up about his own life and family history and encouraging guests to do the same. As his director of marketing, Jordan Mazzoni states, ‘When you finish a tour with Scott you leave as part of his family.’ ”
Nominations for Hoosier Hospitality Awards are submitted by community members and destination patrons and are reviewed and selected by the tourism department. Outstanding service is a major factor in determining whether a person returns to an individual business or destination, according to the statement.
The 2019 lieutenant governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award recipients can be found at www.visitindianatourism.com/2019hha.