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Marcus Hotel's Peggy Williams-Smith to Receive 2012 Wisconsin
Business Hall of Fame Peak Performer Award

Milwaukee, Wis., February 14, 2012
. . . . .Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced that Peggy Williams-Smith, senior director, catering and event operations, will receive the 2012 Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Peak Performer Award presented by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.  The award is designed to identify and recognize a Metro Milwaukee individual who has shown excellence in his or her field, along with a commitment to the community.
“Peggy is the ideal example of a Peak Performer. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her career shine throughout her work at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Peggy is passionate about her community and willingly devotes her time, energy and resources to various charitable groups throughout the city. Congratulations to Peggy on this well-deserved honor,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation.

Williams-Smith has been with the company for 14 years and was selected to receive this prestigious award based on several factors, including her success with Marcus Hotels & Resorts, her professionalism, level-headedness under intense pressure and a relentless commitment to finding new ways to do business. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, TEMPO Milwaukee and UCP of Southeastern Wisconsin. Williams-Smith also dedicates her time to numerous community organizations and non-profits, including Junior Achievement, United Way, Best Buddies and the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).  She had an instrumental role in the company’s 75th anniversary celebrations and activities in 2010, which resulted in charitable donations of over $150,000.

The 2012 Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Benefit Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. on April 19, 2012.  For more information, please visit

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in nine states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historical renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information visit:

Vollrath Associates PR
Jessica Vollrath
(414) 221-0218

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