More than one hundred nominations were received and more than 40 finalists were chosen. A secret committee chose one dozen R.O.S.E. (front-line) winners and three R.I.S.E. (managerial) winners to be honored on September 28.
All finalists will enjoy a day of pampering courtesy of State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point and Epic Limo of Valparaiso with a complimentary spa service during the pre-party event. Following the spa service, finalists, family and friends, as well as industry professionals, will gather at the Radisson Hotel at 6:00 p.m. to announce the 2016 R.O.S.E. and R.I.S.E. winners. Each R.O.S.E. and R.I.S.E. winner will receive a gift basket gift basket valued at $1,040. Baskets include an array of gift cards to area attractions and restaurants as well as items donated from local businesses.
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.
Tickets are available for purchase at $35/person. Reservations must be made by Sept 19 to the South Shore CVA by calling 219-554-2229. To learn more about the annual R.O.S.E. and R.I.S.E. Awards, visit www.rose-awards.com.