Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Western Hospitality Award Given to Sharon Kuehn

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee is pleased to announce that Sharon Kuehn of Spring Creek Ranch has won the Western Hospitality Award. Congratulations, Sharon!

Sharon was surprised with the award during Thursday morning's Business Over Breakfast.

Sharon will receive a summer adventure from Grand Teton Lodge Company that will include an overnight stay for two at Jackson Lake Lodge, breakfast for two at John Colter’s Ranch House Restaurant, and a scenic float trip for two on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. She will also receive a Summer Fun Pass at Grand Targhee Resort!

Stephen Price, Spring Creek Resort’s General Manager, nominated Sharon Kuehn for the award after she demonstrated extraordinary customer service during a stormy weekend in February. As a severe winter storm swept across the country, Sharon acted to save two guests the great inconvenience of being stuck at the airport. She worked with the airlines to verify confirmations and cancellations of various flights. As times were verified, Sharon contacted each guest. She assisted one guest in rearranging a flight and assisted another by accommodating the unexpectedly extended stay.

Stephen Price nominated Sharon Kuehn for the Western Hospitality Award after he received two phone calls praising Sharon’s genuine hospitality and care. Stephen said, “Both guests called me after getting home saying in all their travels they have never had this type of genuine hospitality and care. They said if most people in Wyoming are like Sharon they are moving here.”

Oly Olson, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee Chair, and Levi Thorn, of Grand Teton Lodge Company, presented Sharon with the award.

About the Western Hospitality Award:

Jackson Hole is one of the top vacation destinations in the United States and our community thrives on the business that is brought to the valley in the summer and winter seasons. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee created the Western Hospitality Award that recognizes exceptional Jackson Hole area employees in order to increase awareness of the importance of great customer service. Businesses that have a reputation for great service may increase their profits by developing loyal customers out of locals and tourists.

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee presents the Western Hospitality Award each quarter to an employee or a program in the Jackson Hole area that has gone above and beyond their call of duty. Click here for more information...http://www.jacksonholechamber.com/about/western_hospitality.php

Make a nomination! The Membership Committee accepts nominations from individuals and from businesses. Have you had a fantastic experience with a Jackson Hole employee? Or has your business received a complimentary letter? Email an explanation or a copy of the letter to Mary Haworth, Membership Manager, mary@jacksonholechamber.com.

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