• Discover Bristol Pineapple Awards


    2018 Discover Bristol Pineapple Award Winners

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  • Discover Bristol Pineapple Award Winners

    • Linda Bailes – Bristol Motor Speedway, Administrative Assistant
    • Lisa Norman – Bristol Motor Speedway, Assistant Manager, Ticket Office Sales
    • Heather Garrison – The Virginian, Events Director
    • David Crockett – The Pinnacle Chick-fil-A, Dining Room Host
    • Josh Adams – The Pinnacle Chick-fil-A, Drive Thru Coordinator
    • Ashly (yes, without the ‘e’) Steele – Burger Bar, Front of House Manager
    • Tracey Childress – Birthplace of Country Music, Administrative Assistant
    • Ellen Perry – Studio Brew, Tap Room Manager
    • Billy Lovell – Courtyard by Marriott, Assistant General Manager
    • Capt. Maynard Ratcliff – Bristol VA Police Department
    • Kristin Kistner – The Olde Farm, Banquet Manager
    • BMS Care Center team from Bristol Regional Medical Center
      • Robbie Parks, BMS Care Center Team Member since 2006
      • Earl Carter, Team Member since 1989
      • Dr. Mark Woodard
      • Patti Martin, Team Member since 2001
      • Judy Franklin, Team Member since 1987
      • Cynthia Wright, Team Member since 2008
    • City of Bristol TN Office of Community Relations, a combined 63 years of service from the team of 6


    Legendary Service Award Winners

    • Gail Hulse, Bristol Motor Speedway, 22 years of service with Bristol Motor Speedway
    • Patsy Mikeal, Virginia Tourism Corporation – Virginia Welcome Center, 49 years of service at the Bristol, VA Welcome Center

  • The Discover Bristol Pineapple Awards is a celebration of Bristol’s hospitality and tourism industry and a recognition of the front line staff who go above and beyond to enrich a visitor’s experience in Bristol.

    The pineapple is recognized as
    a traditional expression of “welcome” and hospitality throughout the South.
    The fruit symbolizes the
    intangible assets we appreciate
    in a home or destination: warmth,
    welcome and hospitality.