A family of enterprises.

Awards

  • December 2017Top 30 Family Office Chief Investment Officers: Tony Graves

    December 2017What Memphis Top Workplace employees are saying

    October 2017Crosstown Concourse chilling over eco-friendly accolades

    October 2017Trane Honors Memphis Development with Energy Efficiency Leader Award

    Valor named Best Hotel Investment Advisory Firm for 2016 by ‘Investor Review’

    Valor Hospitality Partners Ranks No. 801 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 563%

    Valor recognized as Employer of the Year in UK 2016

    May 2017 Wilson Air Center named “Top Small FBO Chain” in 2017 Pilots Choice Survey

    June 2016Recognized by the Memphis Business Journal in 2016 as one of the “Top Property-Casualty Insurance Agencies” in the Memphis area

    April 2016#1 Best Small U.S. FBO Chain in the United States 2016 by Professional Pilot Magazine

    Wilson Air Center, #1 Best Small Chain by Pilot Choice Awards

    Wilson Air Center, #1 Best Small U.S. FBO Chain in Professional Pilot Magazine (8th year)

    Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces 2015

    Best Ethics, Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces 2014

    Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces 2014

    Wilson Air Center named #1 Small FBO Chain, 2014, Pilots’ Choice Awards

    Holiday Inn and Suites – Lake Mary, FL – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2014

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2014, Professional Pilot Magazine

    Kemmons Wilson Companies, Best Ethics, Commercial Appeal, Top Workplaces 2014

    Kemmons Wilson Companies Top 50 Workplaces in Memphis – 2014

    GOLDEN PLATE AWARD – AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT – 1965

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Jackson, TN – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award – 2013

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Memphis, Wolfchase, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2013

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, Professional Pilot Magazine, 2013

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Jackson, TN – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award – 2012

    Kill ‘Em with Kindness Award for Outstanding Customer Service, Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis Wolfchase Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, 2012

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2012, Professional Pilot Magazine

    October 26, 2012- Kemmons Wilson Family Receives Hospitality Heritage Award

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2011, Professional Pilot Magazine

    March 3, 2010 – Society of Entrepreneurs will honor Spence Wilson as a ‘master’

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2009, Professional Pilot Magazine

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2008, Professional Pilot Magazine

    Wilson Air Center, Best Small FBO Chain, 2007, Professional Pilot Magazine

    MEMPHIS AL CHYMIA SHRINERS – MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD – 2001

    MEMPHIS AREA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – 2001

    SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL – ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT – 1999

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD & HOSPITALITY HALL OF FAME – 1998

    HOME BUILDERS ASSOC. OF TN – BUILDING INDUSTRY OF TN HALL OF FAME – 1997

    STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE – AMERICA’S FREE ENTERPRISE LIVING LEGEND AWARD – 1997

    UCLA EXTENSION’S HOTEL IND. INVEST. CONF. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – 1997

    UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HALL OF HONOR – 1996

    PINK PALACE MUSEUM – ENTREPRENEURIAL HALL OF HONOR – 1992

    CARNIVAL MEMPHIS – COOK HALLE AWARD – 1992

    CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL – MEMPHIS CIVITAN CLUB – OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD – 1992

    TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION – HALL OF LEADERS – 1991

    INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION – HALL OF FAME – 1989

    NORTHWOOD INSTITUTE – OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADER AWARD – 1985

    SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVES INTERNATL – INTERNATL. EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – 1985

    WORLD TRADE CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO – INTERNATL. ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – 1984

    MEMPHIS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – MEMPHIS BUSINESS HALL OF FAME – 1984

    INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION – ENTREPRENEUR AWARD – 1982

    FORTUNE MAGAZINE /JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT – NATIONAL BUSINESS HALL OF FAME – 1982

    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS – HALL OF FAME – 1975

    NATL. CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS – NATL. HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD – 1972

    RELIGIOUS HERITAGE OF AMERICA – BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR – 1970

    HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION – HORATIO ALGER AWARD – 1970

    MASTER OF FREE ENTERPRISE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT – 1968

    NATIONAL IMAGE AWARD – REAL ESTATE BOARD OF MEMPHIS – 1966

    HALL OF FAME – HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE – 1961

    HALL OF FAME – AMERICAN MOTEL MAGAZINE – 1961

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