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S.D. Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

11/23/2010
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PIERRE, S.D. – Several dozen South Dakota businesses are receiving kudos from state government for delivering outstanding customer service.
 
The South Dakota Office of Tourism is awarding 138 South Dakota businesses and organizations in 41 communities with the Great Service Star. The Great Service Star program recognizes businesses that complete hospitality training, recognize employees for great service, and are very  accommodating to customers.
 
“Their commitment to customer service helps build South Dakota’s reputation for having a warm, welcoming, and professional tourism industry,” said Melissa Miller, director of the South Dakota Office of Tourism. “This dedication to customer services brings visitors back to South Dakota year after year.”
 
Miller said the Great Service Star award is often used by companies to help market their businesses and demonstrate their commitment to customer service.
 
Businesses interested in pursuing the Great Service Star designation are encouraged to visit http://www.sdvisit.com/programs/service/greatservice.asp
 
 
The following South Dakota businesses have received the Great Service Star designation for 2011:
 
Aberdeen
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
MinaLake Recreation Area
RamadaConvention Center
RichmondLake Recreation Area
WyliePark
 
Arlington
LakePoinsett Recreation Area
 
Batesland
Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast
 
Brandon
Big Sioux Recreation Area
 
Brookings
South DakotaArt Museum
Bruce
OakwoodLakesState Park
 
Canistota
LakeVermillion Recreation Area
 
Canton
LakeAlvin Recreation Area
NewtonHillsState Park
Spirit Mound Historic Prairie
UnionGroveState Park
 
Carpenter
Possibility Farm Bed & Breakfast
 
Chamberlain
AktaLakotaMuseum at St. Joseph’s IndianSchool
CedarShore Resort
 
Custer
CusterState Park
FortWelikit Family Campground
Outlaw Ranch
 
Dakota Dunes
Country Inn & Suites
 
Deadwood
Black Hills Central Reservations
Comfort Inn at Gulches of Fun
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
Deadwood Social Club
Four Aces Casino & Gold Dust
Historic Bullock Properties
Saloon #10
Strawberry Bed & Breakfast
TinLizzieCasino
 
Flandreau
Royal River Casino & Hotel
 
Ft.Pierre
Oahe Down Stream Recreation Area
 
Garretson
PalisadesState Park
Beaver Creek Nature Area
 
Gettysburg
West Whitlock Recreation Area
 
Grenville
PickerelLake Recreation Area 
 
HillCity
Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites
Black Hills Central Railroad/1880 Train
Mt.Rushmore KOA & Lodge at Palmer Gulch
Pine Rest Cabins
Prairie Berry Winery
 
Hot Springs
Angostura Recreation Area
The Mammoth Site
Sojourner Inn Vacation Rentals
 
Information Centers
ChamberlainInformationCenter
New EffingtonInformationCenter
SalemInformationCenter
SpearfishInformationCenter
TilfordInformationCenter
ValleySpringsInformationCenter
VermillionInformationCenter
VivianInformationCenter
WastaInformationCenter
WilmotInformationCenter
 
Keystone
Keystone Chamber of Commerce
Mt.Rushmore Chalets
Mt.Rushmore Presidents View Resort
Mt. Rushmore Washington Inn
Mt.Rushmore White House Resort
Ruby House Restaurant
XanterraParks & Resorts at Mt.Rushmore
 
LakeAndes
North Point Recreation Area
Pease Creek Recreation Area
RandallCreek Recreation Area
 
LakeCity
FortSisseton Historic State Park
RoyLakeState Park
SicaHollowState Park
 
LakePreston
LakeThompson Recreation Area
 
Lead
BearButteState Park
Black Hills Snowmobile Trails
George S. Mickelson Trail
Rocky Point Recreation Area
RoughlockFalls Nature Area
Shadehill Recreation Area
SpearfishCanyon Lodge
 
Madison
LakeHermanState Park
Walker’s Point Recreation Area
 
Miller
Lake Louise Recreation Area
 
Mitchell
Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau
World’s Only Corn Palace
 
Murdo
PioneerAutoShow & PrairieTown
 
North Sioux City
AdamsHomestead and Nature Preserve
 
Pierre
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
FarmIsland Recreation Area
Governor’s Inn
Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association
LaFramboiseIsland Nature Area
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
South Dakota State Parks
West Bend Recreation Area
 
Platte
Buryanek Recreation Area
Platte Creek Recreation Area
Snake Creek Recreation Area
 
 
Rapid City
Black Hills Caverns
Black HillsVisitorInformationCenter
GrandStay Residential Suites
Hampton Inn
HolidayInnRushmorePlaza
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
LakePark Campground & Cottages
Lazy J RV Park & Campground
Microtel Inn & Suites
Quality Inn
Rapid City CVB
ReptileGardens
Rushmore Shadows Resort
 
Rockerville
The Gas Light Restaurant
 
Sioux Falls
Great PlainsZoo & DelbridgeMuseum of Natural History
HolidayInnCity Centre
J&L Harley-Davidson
Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel
Spirit of the West Festival
The Outdoor Campus
The Empire Mall
 
Spearfish
Best Western Black Hills Lodge
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Rodeway Inn & Suites
 
Sturgis
Executive Lodging of the Black Hills
 
Wall
Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce
Wall Drug Store
 
Watertown
Country Inn & Suites
Glacial Lakes and Prairies Tourism
Association
HartfordBeachState Park
LakeCochrane Recreation Area
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Lewis & Clark Theatre Company
PelicanLake Recreation Area
PickerelLake Recreation Area
PublicWaterAccessProgram
RedlinArtCenter
SandyShore Recreation Area
Springfield Recreation Area
WatertownCVB
 
Yankton
BestWesternKellyInn
Chief White Crane Recreation Area
 
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