South Pier Inn Hotel celebrates 20 years with scholarship announcement

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The South Pier Inn Hotel in Duluth held an event Tuesday to celebrate 20 years in business.

At the event, the hotel’s owners announcing a new scholarship to give back to the community.

The initial $20,000 scholarship fund will provide ongoing $2500 scholarships to address workforce shortages in the hospitality or the building trades fields.

“We know first-hand that those are fields where there’s a great shortage of skilled labor,” explained Betty Sola, co-owner of South Pier Inn. “We want to do our part to increase that area of skilled labor”

Students can apply to the scholarship now and its recipients will be announced in the fall.