The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting the 2015 R.O.S.E. Awards Dinner at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Beginning at 2:45 p.m., finalists will be escorted by Epic Limo of Valparaiso to State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point to enjoy a complimentary spa service during the pre-party event.

Following the spa service, finalists, family and friends, as well as industry professionals, will gather beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago for the 2015 R.O.S.E. Awards Dinner, where Dwayne Walker, owner of ChicagoLand Popcorn in Merrillville, and Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA, will announce the 12 R.O.S.E. Award winners and the three R.I.S.E. Award winners. The Awards Ceremony will begin after dinner at 6:45p.m.

The R.O.S.E. 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 R.I.S.E. Awards honors managerial employees that have risen above expectations and must interact directly with customers on a regular basis, or past R.O.S.E. Awards winners who have again exceeded expectations.

Ameristar Casino is located at 777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago. The awards dinner will take place in Ameristar's Ballroom in the Pavilion. For more information or if you plan to attend the R.O.S.E. Awards Dinner, please contact Erika Dahl, director of communications for the South Shore CVA, by emailing or calling 219-554-2720.