The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting the 2014 ROSE Awards Dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Beginning at 3:30 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 Avalon Manor for the 2014 ROSE Awards Dinner, where Gerry Dick, host and creator of Inside Indiana Business, and Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA, will announce the 12 ROSE Award winners and the three RISE Award winners.

Avalon Manor

3550 East US Route 30

Merrillville, IN 46410

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.

New to the 2014 ceremony, the South Shore CVA will present RISE (Recognition of Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. The RISE Awards honors managerial employees that have risen above expectations and must interact directly with customers on a regular basis, or past ROSE Awards winners who have again exceeded expectations.

For more information, please contact Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, by emailing or calling 219-554-2175.