Samoset recognizes employees at awards night

Jan 11, 2017
Courtesy of: Samoset Resort The Convention Services and Banquets team at the Samoset Resort receives the Team Spirit award at this year's Associate Appreciation Night Jan. 5.

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.

Theresa Withee, who works in housekeeping, receives the Associate of the Year Award at the Samoset Resort's Associate Appreciation Night Jan. 5. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
Gary Soule, director of golf at the Samoset Resort, won this year's Manager of the Year Award. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
Kitchen Manager Aaron Glover recieves this year's Associate Advancement Award at the Samoset Resort's Associate Appreciation Night Jan. 5. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
The Samoset Resort's General Manager's Award went to culinary employee Aubrie Powell. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
Alyson Martinez of La Bella Vita receives the Food and Beverage Hospitality Award at the Samoset Resort's Association Appreciation Night Jan. 5. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
The Hotel Hospitality Award went to front desk employee Miranda Balukus at the Samoset Resort's Associate Appreciation Night Jan. 5. (Courtesy of: Samoset Resort)
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