Samoset recognizes employees at awards night
Rockport — Connie Russell, general manager of the Samoset Resort, presented seven awards during the Samoset’s annual Associate Appreciation Night, Jan. 5.
Associate of the Year is awarded to the individual who best exemplifies extraordinary service, loyalty, dedication and commitment to excellence, both individually and as part of the Samoset team. This year’s winner is Theresa Withee of hotel housekeeping.
Manager of the Year is given to the manager who promotes the Samoset Resort in a positive light, and is respected by his or her peers, coworkers and subordinates. The candidate is a leader who “makes things happen.” This year’s winner is 10-year veteran Gary Soule, director of golf.
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 a 16-year veteran, Aaron Glover, kitchen manager.
The General Manager's Award is given to the individual who best illustrates the Samoset spirit and commitment and whose achievements overcoming adversity, if applicable, have been extraordinary. This year’s winner is Aubrie Powell 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 Alyson Martinez, of the La Bella Vita team.
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 Miranda Balukus, of the front desk team.
The team spirit award goes to the department that has come together and best exemplifies the spirit of teamwork to achieve the resort’s goals. This year’s winner is the Convention Services and Banquets team.