Keynote speaker Mike Trostel, director for the United States Golf Association’s Museum

Tourism Board Member Kathleen Palmer flanked by Freeholder Peter Palmer and SCBP President & CEO Mike Kerwin


Awards Program Update

We want to thank all the attendees, award recipients and especially our keynote speaker Mike Trostel, the director for the United States Golf Association’s Museum for making our 4th annual Salute to Tourism Awards event a success. Look out for details and save the date for the 5th annual event to be held on September 29th at The Bernards Inn.

We would like to thank all award recipients and attendees who joined us on September 30th to acknowledge award recipients for the fourth annual Salute to Tourism Awards Program. We also would like to thank the staff at the Raritan Valley Country Club, who supported the event.

Trostel PhotoAdditionally, our sincere appreciation to keynote speaker Mike Trostel, director for the United States Golf Association’s Museum.



Salute to Tourism allows our tourism industry to recognize dedicated individuals, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to offer a superior tourism experience to travelers in Somerset County or to strengthen our community through exceptional tourism efforts.

The Salute to Tourism Awards is a FREE year-long program and one of the most effective ways to reward outstanding and dedicated performance.

The Somerset County Salute to Tourism Awards and Fifth Friday Friars luncheon is presented by the Somerset County Business Partnership and Somerset County Tourism in order to bring you a unique program focused on our vibrant tourism economy and showcase world
renowned institutions that call Somerset County, NJ home.

How are Nominations Made?

The objective of the Somerset County Salute to Tourism Awards Program is to recognize service excellence in the tourism, hospitality and service industries, by selecting and publicly identifying people and organizations that have demonstrated superior service to Somerset County’s residents and visitors.This unique platform rewards outstanding performance, cultivates leaders and motivates organizations to innovate in ways that advance the local tourism industry.

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