Close to 100 nominations for the annual ROSE Awards were received by the ROSE selection committee this year. The exceptional front-line employees were whittled down to 35 finalists and the one dozen winners are as follows:
2013 R.O.S.E. Award Winners
Kimberly Uzelac - 54 Main Bistro Hobart, Ind
Gina Desadier - Ameristar Casino East Chicago, Ind
Rebecca Jones - Cabela's Hammond, Ind
Lillian Soto - Comfort Inn & Suites Porter, Ind
Linda Fiorenzo - Hampton Inn Merrillville, Ind
Ray Matheny - Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton, Ind
Dawn Gomez - Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Ind
Latoya Stubbs - Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Ind
Trent Pendley - Martin Binder Jewelry Valparaiso, Ind
Matthew Baker - Radisson Hotel Merrillville, Ind
Margaret Ulloa - Teibel's Family Restaurant Schererville, Ind
Jill Albright - The Free Enterprise System Lansing, Ill
Mark Newman, Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) executive director, and Speros A. Batistatos, President and CEO for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, hosted the evening and announced the winners on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana.
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.