Each quarter, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau recognizes the extraordinary works of the county's hospitality industry through the STAR Award, a quarterly recognition program. For the fourth quarter, Jamie Holt, the assistant manager at A Corner Cottage in Noblesville was honored in the individual category. A Corner Cottage was also named as the STAR in the business category.

Owner Peggy Kumier makes sure A Corner Cottage welcomes visitors like old friends. The warm, cozy shop offers a wide array of gifts, favors, greeting cards, home decor, garden items, Signature Pottery and other vintage and antique items. The store has been a cornerstone of the Historic Noblesville Square for nearly nine years. Jamie has worked at A Corner Cottage for three years, providing "inspiration and free smiles" as well as helping customers pick out the right gift and keeping the shop clean and safe. How can you nominate a STAR? To nominate a STAR, visit www.8GreatTowns.com, click Hamilton Co. Biz and then select the online application under Nominate a Tourism STAR. Nominations are compiled and awarded each quarter. Individual nominees must work or volunteer for county attractions, shops, hotels, restaurants or other tourism-related businesses. Candidates should possess an excellent record of customer service, a professional attitude, a courteous and kind manner, and a willingness to go beyond what is required to welcome the community's 1.8 million visitors annually. Non-profit and tourism business nominations must show efforts promoting visitors to Hamilton County as a visitor destination. Winners will receive a recognition gift. All nominees will be acknowledged for their efforts.