GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Celebration! Cinema has announced the six regional recipients of the world's largest prize for great customer service.
The Celebrated Service Award -- spearheaded by Celebration! Cinema and sponsors including: Beene Garter LLP, Fifth third Bank, MLive Media Group and Zingerman's Community of Business -- was created to spark conversations about service within the community.
“People go to businesses that take care of their needs,” said Emily Loeks, Director of Community Affairs at Celebration! Cinema.
But we love the places where we are personally recognized and appreciated! These businesses let their customers know that they matter. They make people feel special and well cared for.”
More than 22,000 votes were submitted online and through test messaging services to award the finalists in six different cities.
The 2017 Celebrated Service Award recipients are:
Fast Signs in Grand Rapids,
Mason Jar Cafe in Benton Harbor,
Chocolatea in Portage,
BAD Brewing Company in Lansing,
Getty Street Grill in Muskegon and
Cool Dip Ice Cream Shop in Mount Pleasant
The total rewards for this years Celebrated Service Award totals more than $360,000 in recognition and cash prizes, thus making it the biggest award for service in the world.
Award recipients earn a recognition package for the year on Celebration! Cinema movie screens, lobbies, website, Facebook page, radio and more. They are also awarded $30,000 in total cash prizes, specialized training at Zingerman's consulting and training business and movie watch parties for recipient employees.
“There is no script or formula for providing celebrated service,” says Loeks. “It requires genuine connection and creativity.
We hope that telling stories about places and people that get it right help us to continue to grow a culture that we are proud of in this region. We’d like to thank each of our award finalists for inspiring us.”
More information about the recipients and the award itself, visit www.celebratedservice.com
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