Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2015 ROSE Awards

July 18, 2015 - 11:26pm

Chip Sobel

  • Professional Journalist

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.  The crowning moment of this annual event is the bestowment of the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Award to its winners.  Nominations are now being accepted at  The deadline for nominations is Sept. 2, 2015, at midnight. Voting begins on Sept. 16, 2015, and runs through Oct. 23, 2015.

The ROSE Awards are presented to front-line employees in the hospitality industry in up to 18 industry-specific categories. A candidate can be nominated by both the general public and /or a supervisor.  Only one nomination is required for a candidate to become part of the voting process.

While the number of votes received is taken into consideration in selecting the winners, other criteria include commitment to excellence, customer service, knowledge of the city and region, communication skills, ability to handle problems effectively, attitude, workplace knowledge and lasting impressions.

An overall “service champion” will be selected from all ROSE Award finalists to receive the inaugural Michael Howerton Service Champion Award.  It is named in honor of the late Michael Howerton who was general manager of the Louisville Marriott Downtown and Chairman of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission when he passed away suddenly last year.  Other awards to be presented at the luncheon include the Dan Mangeot Memorial Award, Meeting Planners' Choice Award and Ambassador Awards.

Tickets for the luncheon are now available for purchase.  Single tickets are $40, a table of 10 is $400 and $320 to purchase a table of 10 for a nominee (ROSE Award nominee and one guest are complimentary.)

Visit to nominate, get more information and buy tickets.


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