Northwest Indiana (September 17, 2018) – Finalists for the 12th Annual R.O.S.E. Awards are being surprised throughout the region this week. Each finalist will be surprised at their workplace and invited to the annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards Dinner on September 26, 2018 at Teibel’s Family Restaurant.


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 at the awards dinner.


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 Teibel’s Family Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. to announce the 2018 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 $1,450. 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.


To learn more about the annual R.O.S.E. and R.I.S.E. Awards, visit