Merrillville, IN – 9-30-2010 More than 100 nominations for the annual ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards were received by the ROSE selection committee this year. The exceptional front-line employees were whittled down to 31 finalists and the one dozen winners are as follows:
2010 R.O.S.E. Award Winners
Tina Adams Wells Fargo Advisors, Munster
Mary Barach Majestic Star Casino, Gary
Amy Hoover Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton
Melvin Howard Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton
Amanda Lopez Best Western Northwest Indiana Inn, Hammond
Shannon Pulkowski Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton
Anthony Retic Eclipse Charters & Tours, Gary
Valerie Steel Courtyard by Marriott, Hammond
Shelli Walczak Courtyard by Marriott, Valparaiso
Beverly Wheaton Star Plaza, Merrillville
Paul Wheaton Star Plaza, Merrillville
Pete Yaselsky Lowell Downtown Merchants Association
Mark Maassel, President of the Northwest Indiana Forum and Speros Batistatos, President/CEO for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority hosted the evening and announced the winners on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.
The ROSE Awards were created to honor the front-line employees who go above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. Most often, the customer has more interaction with the front-desk employee than an owner or manager. These front-line service employees are those that can have a lasting impression on the visitor.
The ROSE Awards are presented annually by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. ROSE nominations for front-line employees are accepted year-round at www.rose-awards.com.