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We asked you to send us nominations on great customer service from around Hamilton County and you did!  For individuals, we received nominations for Rachel from the Westfield Historical Society, Cheresa at the Hilton Garden Inn Carmel, Robert at the Springhill Suites Carmel and Britni from the Renaissance Indianapolis/North.  Our committee chose Britni as the winner because of what the person nominating her had to say: Britini-Renaissance

Britni is one of the most dependable, consistent, and friendly associates at the Renaissance Hotel.  Just recently, a guest took the time to send a letter to the GM, Paul O’Conner, to compliment Britni’s dedication to service.  The guest said his arrival experience with Britni was “wonderful!” He told Mr. O’Conner how Britni upgraded him to the Club Lounge floor.  To his surprise and delight, when he arrived to his room at 4pm, Britni had two of his favorite beers delivered to his room with Britni’s compliments.  Britni treats everyone likes VIP and is highly respected around the hotel.

For the business nominations, the 2009 U.S. Senior Open Championship Committee, Kelties Restaurant and Peterson’s Restaurant were nominated, with Peterson’s winning the award.

Petersons Staff

My husband & I wanted to celebrate our anniversary in a special way, so we went to Peterson’s Restaurant.  From the moment we walked in, the hostess, wait staff, management and chef treated us like royalty. The food was cooked perfectly and came out without any lag time.  As the staff walked by they greeted us with a “Happy Anniversary!” they also brought out a (free) chocolate fudge type of cake at the end – it was so good.  Overall, the ambiance, food and service made for a perfect Anniversary.

Thank you to those that made nominations. Congrats to both the winners and as well as all the nominees.  Excellent service is what makes Hamilton County, Indiana a great place to visit!

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I was reading the 2009 US Senior Open Twitter page and read that Pete & Alice Dye will have an autograph session on Friday & Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m – they will be in the merchandise tent.  Very cool!

If you are on Twitter, follow them for behind the scenes inside scoop of all the action (and follow us too!).  2009 US Senior Open: http://twitter.com/09USSeniorOpen.  Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns: http://twitter.com/8GreatTowns.

Here are a few of their tweets from today:

At 12:48 p.m.:

Eichelberger just eagled 15 with a sand wedge – 84 yards!

At 1:32 p.m.:

Loren Roberts in the flash area doing a post-round interview. He and Tom Lehman both posted 4-under rounds of 68.

At 2:43 p.m.:

Joey Sindelar just finishing up his post-round interview in media center – excited about the big crowds and a great golf course!

At 2:53 p.m.:

Shark sighting in the media center! Greg Norman commends the USGA for a great course setup, says conditions were ideal for scoring today.

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1. Buy tickets to watch great golf at the 2009 US Senior Open at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  Don’t forget that children 18 and under get in FREE! – Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2.

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

2. Meet with family and friends at Clay Terrace in Carmel for a live performance by Jimmy the Doorman. – Friday, July 31.

3. While the guys are watching the 2009 US Senior Open on the tv, gather gal pals for a day of shopping at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville.

4. Hire a babysitter and go wine tasting at the Art of Wine event in the Carmel Arts & Design District – Saturday, August 1.

5. Discover your inner Irishman while dining on corned beef & cabbage at Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fishers.

6. If the 2009 Senior Open inspires you, spend a day playing golf at Wood Wind Golf Club in Westfield.

7. Watch the movie Legend of Bagger Vance while sitting under the stars at Clay Terrace in Carmel. – Saturday, August 1.

8. Travel back in time to attend “A Farm Wedding” at Conner Prairie in Fishers. – Sunday, August 2.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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Many of our staff members have been out working tirelessly at Crooked Stick in Carmel for the 2009 US Senior Open.  Many of them have brought back amazing photos for you all to enjoy, which are below.  If you have cool photos, please share them with us!

Crooked Stick 18

After a light rain on Tuesday evening, Karen snapped a shot of a rainbow over the 18th Fairway.

FuzzyZoeller

Our intern, Rachel, was able to catch Fuzzy Zoeller hitting out of a bunker during his practice round.

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents.

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Visiting for the 2009 US Senior Open? For details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: Guide.

Use this guide when you are away from the greens and explore the 8 Great Towns dotted throughout the county – all within easy access of each other.  From shopping and arts and culture to history and exceptional dining, your golf getaway will be one you will never forget.  Don’t miss after-hour Championship festivities at Clay Terrace and the Carmel Arts & Design District.  Gather with your golf group or meet new Championship fans to discuss the day’s rounds.

Also, if you are in from out of town (or are a local looking for a night away from home) – there is a FREE shuttle service running from select Carmel hotels to the Clay Terrace and Carmel Arts & Design District events. Picture 2

Shuttle schedule:

Run time – 5 pm until 11 pm (last pick up is at 10 pm).  Shuttle will pick up every 30 minutes.

Shuttles will pick up people at the Courtyard by Marriott at 5pm.

Pick up order:

  1. Courtyard by Marriott
  2. Radisson
  3. Springhill Suites
  4. Residence Inn
  5. Renaissance Hotel
  6. Hilton Garden Inn

The first stop is the Carmel’s Arts & Design District, followed by Clay Terrace.

The last shuttle will leave Clay Terrace to head back to hotels at 10pm.

Event Details:

Friday, July 31, 2009 – Jimmy the Doorman in Concert at Clay Terrace (6 pm – 9 pm).  Enjoy this free concert in the grass of Clay Terrace – don’t forget to hit the shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – The Art of Wine in the Carmel Arts & Design District (5 pm – 10 pm).  Free and open to the public.  Local artists, wineries and live entertainment.  $15 to purchase a glass, allows for unlimited wine tasting.  Window shop the cool art galleries and boutiques, or dine at unique local eateries.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – Movie under the Stars at Clay Terrace.  Golf theme, the Legend of Bagger Vance.  The movie starts around 9 p.m., but before the movie you can shop, stroll, dine or have drinks with friends.

For more details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: http://8greattowns.com/images/pdfs/2009_us_senio_open_entertainment_guide.pdf

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1. Put on your cowboy hat and party with pals to the sounds of George Straight, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville – Friday, July 24.

2. Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Westfield Farmers Market – Friday, July 24.

3. Attend a production of “Shakespeare in the Park” at Dillon Park in Noblesville – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

"Dinner in the Diner"

"Dinner in the Diner"

4. Listen as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra takes on the music of Billy Joel at Symphony on the Prairie (look out for 8 Great Towns staffers on Saturday!). – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

5. Have “Dinner in the Diner” and enjoy a 4 course gourmet meal while dining aboard the 1930’s L&N diner car as it rolls through the countryside of northern Hamilton County. – Saturday, July 25.

6. Dance in the streets with family and friends during the “18th Annual Noblesville Street Dance” (don’t miss our very own “communitygal” as she dances to the tunes of the Wright Brothers)- Saturday, July 25.

7. Watch the stars twinkle in the sky while on the free “Star And Satellite Gazing Tour” at Strawtown Koteewi Park. – Saturday, July 25.

8. Buy your tickets for the upcoming 2009 US Senior Open held at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  This exciting event starts next week – July 27 – August 2!

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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As many of you may already know, the 2009 US Senior Open is coming to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana next week (Monday, July 27 – Sunday, August 2).  We are excited to watch golf greats such as Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Fuzzy Zoeller take the course.  To celebrate our excitement we would like to give away 2 tickets to the US Senior Open which includes access to the Pete Dye Club for the practice round on Wednesday, July 29. UPDATE: A VIP PARKING PASS IS ALSO INCLUDED!

Interested?  To win these tickets, correctly answer the following question: Who won the 1981 US Senior Open?

I will keep the comments hidden until it is time to randomly select the winner (all names will be put into a hat).  This contest closes at 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 22).

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