2023 Pick Awards Party
All Memphians in the hospitality and tourism industry are invited to a free party hosted by Welcome to Memphis, a subsidiary of Memphis Tourism, on Monday, October 23, at the Museum of Science and History (MoSH) from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with free parking available.
The Pick Awards Party is designed to celebrate the hard work of hospitality and tourism professionals in the community: servers, bartenders, hotel associates, docents, ticket agents, valets, and more.
Entertainment will include Selfie360 Memphis and live music from the Nick Black Band. Guests will enjoy refreshments from local caterers. Complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available, along with a signature #SpiritofMemphis cocktail.
During the party, Welcome to Memphis will recognize a Pick Award winner and runner-up in each of four different categories: restaurants, attractions, hotels, and hosts. 2023 Quarterly Pick honorees will also be recognized. The four annual Pick Award runners-up in each category will receive $250 in cash and a certificate, and the four annual Pick Award winners in each category will receive a trophy and a $500 cash prize.
Carolyn Michael-Banks from A Tour of Possibilities will address the crowd at the beginning of the awards ceremony, and the new Executive Director, Marcus Cox will emcee the entire event. The Pick Awards recognize the people who deliver the best, most authentic Memphis hospitality, are knowledgeable about Memphis amenities, and have pride in our city.
Nominations of outstanding tourism or hospitality professionals are open online. Visitors and Memphians,
as well as employers, and fellow employees are encouraged to submit nominations and stories of
excellent service. Winners are chosen by an independent committee of industry leaders.
The event is free to anyone in the hospitality
industry but RSVPs are required to ensure enough refreshments.