Samoset honors employees at annual banquet
Rockport — Connie Russell, general manager of the Samoset Resort, on Nov. 18 presented seven awards during the Samoset’s annual Associate Awards Banquet.
Russell said the award recipients best exemplify the true spirit of the resort’s success in hospitality, customer service and professionalism in 2011.
Associate of the Year is awarded to the individual who best exemplifies extraordinary service, loyalty, total dedication, and commitment to excellence both individually and as part of the Samoset team. This year’s winner is Liz Glover.
Manager of the Year is given to the manager that promotes the Samoset Resort in a positive light, and is respected by his or her peers, co-workers and subordinates. A true leader, the candidate “makes things happen.” This year’s winner is Gloria Drinkwater, executive housekeeper.
The Associate Advancement Award goes to an individual who has progressed the most in his or her position or in the resort in the past year. This year’s winner is Jeremy Flint from Food and Beverage.
The General Manager Award is awarded to an individual who best illustrates the Samoset spirit and commitment and whose achievements overcoming adversity, if applicable, have been extraordinary. This year’s winner is Executive Sous Chef Eric Fleury of the culinary team.
The Food & Beverage Hospitality Award goes to an individual who provides guests with great food and beverage service, going out of his or her way to accommodate guests to meet or exceed their expectations. This year’s award winner is Elisha Sprague from Food and Beverage.
The Hotel Hospitality Award goes to an individual who provides guests with great hotel service, going out of his or her way to accommodate guests to meet or exceed their expectations. This year’s winner is Christina Campbell from Timeshare Housekeeping.
The Team Spirit Award goes to the department that has come together and best exemplifies the spirit of teamwork to achieve the resort goals. This year’s winner is the Engineering Team.