Thomas, a staff member at Quality Inn New Road, was praised by Trudy Kampa: "I so appreciate Thomas' help and he truly was a godsend to me. He was so friendly, helpful and kind, plus professional. He also called another location (Choice), and found me a room in case I needed it. I was extremely frazzled and he made it all work out for me by removing my damaged wiper. We are Choice members and I'll never forget that night and his help! I will try to pay it forward."
Anand Patel - He took his time welcoming every parent he saw during Baylor Homecoming. My sister came from Washington to tour the school and he gave her a tour and made her feel welcome. He is an embodiment of friendliness and takes time to take care of everyone else. When guests come to tour the school he takes time to make them feel accepted and makes the Waco community proud.
Gaylene Reed helped a family from a northern state, staying in the B&B shown in the back. Coming out of the Hippodrome, she saw they looked a little confused, so she got them started to Hey Sugar, bar-b-q downtown and other places!
Clint Kruse, who works at Ninfa's, made it a point to ask what brought us to Waco. We observed him chatting with an out of towner about the cool stuff to do in town. Also he chatted with us about going to the lake and wakeboarding this weekend. Great example of hospitality in our little town.
Marguerite Beasley. She goes out of her way happily giving suggestions to her passengers, who come from all around. She figures out each type of person to narrow down what might interest them. Funny thing is, she said for at least the past year that she has felt like an ambassador to Waco.
Carla Pendergraft met this lovely family from Amarillo on Austin Ave. They were looking for the Silo Trolley. She walked with them to Franklin Ave to guide them to the stop. She also gave them a quick story on the Dr Pepper Museum and the Waco Tornado.
Bobbie Hubbard - Mr. & Mrs. Dozier from Meridian, MS stopped in Waco for food and shopping. Bobbie met them at the bus stop near Wing Stop. They inquired about the bus schedule and other things to do in Waco. Bobbie talked about places for shopping and some of the nice restaurants downtown for dining. Bobbie was proud to speak about our great town and its growth.
Sean Fallon: He's always hanging downtown and therefore around a lot of tourists who don't really know where to go or what to explore. I've seen him go over the top in recommendations to visitors, and give his personal favorite place and why and even drew a fun map with lots of fun details and pictures for directions on a napkin! Definitely above and beyond just because he loves this city and want's other people to experience it the way he does. He is also a huge history buff and will regularly give nuggets of local history to visitors.
Margaeaux Dittrich - LOVES Waco. help a family from out of town, who wasn't sure how to find Magnolia. She ended up striking up a conversation giving them recommendations, and ended up going WITH them on their trip to Magnolia, to show them around.
Rachel Wilfong of Waco Tours. Helped Rick Black Elk find Waco Tours and VITEKS! (He says it's yummy!)
Brian Aslin. With a friendly attitude and a great smile Brian always has the low down at where to eat, which up and coming food truck is worth the wait, and all the locals favorite eats. With his personally crafted Waco restaurant sheet, families visiting Waco will no longer go hungry.
Stephanie A-Chavira is a bartender at the Raleigh. An author stopped by who was new to Waco. Stephanie showed her all over Waco, and the author gave her an autographed book in gratitude!
Denise Andreotti Phillips stops to talk with the locals on the River Walk in downtown Waco. Mr. Virgil Bell (left) never fails to wave hello to visitors.
Amos Hughes met a volunteer Park Ranger from Georgetown. They swapped stories about their jobs and different modes of patrol they both use--including golf carts.
Park Ranger Justin Sheppard and his horse, Pete, Both of these visitors were from out of town and the little guy met his first horse. He unknowingly had his own stuffed horse with him for the occasion.
Scott Giddings brought a bus load of Monument Industry leaders from Dallas to Waco to visit Magnolia Market, Bakery, Magnolia Table, and other attractions.
Victor Gaona conducts free Waco city tours for new Baylor students, as part of his college ministry. He will share history and fun facts about Waco.
Mike Krewson welcomed some guests from Frisco and gave them a tour of the stadium. He is always welcoming people.
Alexis Escobar says welcoming people in the downtown area and at MCC is something that brings her joy, knowing she helped someone get acquainted with Waco and its beauty.
Haley Holden shared the video Big City, Little Budget and wrote a passionate post on her Facebook page that talked about the positive things tourism is bringing to Waco.
Julie Olvera has helped one visitor learn about the Magnolia Silos while she was out on her walk and then gave another visitor a mini tour of city hall during her break!
Rosanna Snelson. On Thursday August 23rd, a lady from out of town stopped after getting lost in town while trying to find the Magnolia Market. Rosanna took the time to invite her into our offices, create a map with directions, and print out the map for this out of town visitor to help her find Magnolia.
Terri Cox. Terri took Dr. Jamartin Sihite on a Waco Tour including the Mammoth Site, Mayborn, Cameron Park Zoo & Fossil Rim.
Jennifer Branch and Debbie McCutchen, helping George & Bonnie from Las Vegas navigate their way around Waco!
Carla Clapper gives directions whenever needed, and talks to tourists everywhere she goes. She sends them to places like George's, and the Zoo, and gives directions. Recently she helped an elderly gentleman driving a bus to find his way to Hwy 6 from LaSalle Ave.