Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association Announces Nancy Noll, Innkeeper of The Queen, a Victoriian Bed & Breakfast, as a Recipient of the Spirit of Hospitality Award.
The PA Tourism & Lodging Association held its Annual Spirit of Hospitality Awards Reception on April 28, 2008, at the Holiday Inn harrisburg East. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding performance, commitment, an achievements in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The event featured the Vivace String Quartet and an outstanding selection of fine Hors D'Oeuvres prepared by the extraordinary culinary staff of the Holiday Inn. The presentations were made by J. Mickey Rowley, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Tourism Office and James Purdum, CHA, General Manager, Hospitality Services, The Pennsylvania State University and Vice-Chairman of the Board of directors, PA Tourism and Lodging Association.
The Association is pleased to announce Nancy Noll, Innkeeper of The Queen, A Victorian Bed & Breakfast, as the recipient of the Spirit of Hospitality Award as the 2008 Innkeeper of the year. This award honors an innkeeper who has demonstrated professionalism in operating a bed & breakfast, country inn, or farm vacation property and has taken a leadership role in the lodging industry by actively participating in association, community, or industry programs.
For Nancy Noll, owner of The Queen, a Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Bellefonte, and a day off is a rarity. She's always on duty, attending to guests' needs or keeping things running smoothly at the establishment. Since opening her doors in the early '90s, Nancy has developed a reputation for exemplary customer service, a positive attitude and a can-do spirit. That Spirit has never waned, despite facing multiple health problems over the years. Believing in helping others, Nancy has also dedicated her time and talents to numerous community organizations, including serving as a member of the Disaster Action Team of the Red Cross, when she traveled to Southern California to help victims of the state's wildfires. Her commitment to the Red Cross has also included training to become a disaster instructor specializing in client casework and assistance, where she will train other volunteers to respond when needed.
She does all of this while also running a successful and time-consuming bed and breakfast that is known for its impeccable style and beauty.