Great Service Star Program
About the Program
The Great Service Star Program is designed to identify and recognize businesses that complete a set of criteria for hospitality training of their employees, offer a comment mechanism for visitors, and recognize employees for great service. Participants meeting the criteria will be awarded a star symbol (above) for use in marketing their business and to demonstrate to visitors their commitment to "Great Service."
Applicants must submit an official
Star Program application form by the second Friday
in September. The
designation is awarded for the following calendar year. Additionally, two
businesses are chosen annually from the submitted applications to
receive the George S. Mickelson Great Service Award. The
Mickelson Award is announced and presented at the annual Governor's
Conference on Tourism held in January.
To qualify for the Great Service Star designation, your must already have the following in place:
Great Service Star Designees
Use the links below to view current and previous Great Service Star designees.
Please contact Eileen Bertsch, Industry Relations Representative, for more information at 605-773-3301 or Eileen.Bertsch@TravelSouthDakota.com.