MICHIGAN CITY | Lisa Woodson was really surprised when she found out she and her staff had been named winners of the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s R.O.S.E. Award, for the month of October. The folks who mostly do behind the scenes work, she thought, didn’t usually win an award given for good customer service.
“I was very surprised. We were ecstatic,” said Woodson, whose banquet staff at Michigan City’s Clarion Inn & Suites won October’s award. “It’s an honor. Usually it’s waiters and waitresses or people who are up front who win this award. It’s great to see a banquet staff wins.”
Woodson and her crew were nominated by a group that held a conference at the Clarion in October. The nomination form lauded the crew for being courteous and efficient, and being there to help with whatever the conference goers needed.
The nomination said the group was extremely impressed with the service it received at the Clarion.
“They liked me, and the staff, and how great they were treated,” Woodson said. “We’re extremely honored by this.”
Woodson’s crew was given a $100 bill folded into a corsage of Roses, and will be nominated for the state’s annual Hoosier Hospitality Award. It will also be honored at the annual R.O.S.E. Luncheon held in conjunction with the Porter County CVB in May.