Did you receive outstanding service?
We want to know if you encountered:
- A restaurant server who treated you like a long lost friend.
- A tour guide whose stories made the museum come to life.
- A bed and breakfast owner who made the perfect suggestions for how to spend your day.
- Anyone else whose service went above and beyond.
Caring customer service helps make the Indiana Dunes Country experience a great one. We at Indiana Dunes Tourism recognize outstanding service by presenting the “best of the best” with our R.O.S.E. Awards.
Past R.O.S.E Award Winners
Indiana Dunes Tourism presents R.O.S.E. Awards
Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, on May 10, 2012 honored 22 businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding service.
The R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize those who provide excellent service or otherwise go the extra mile to make Porter County a great place for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.
The R.O.S.E. Awards ceremony coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week.
This year’s Porter County R.O.S.E. Award winners are:
- Lodging Location of the Year — At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast, Chesterton.
- Restaurant of the Year — Industrial Revolution, Valparaiso.
- Festival of the Year — Valparaiso University Jazz Fest.
- Shining Star — Sophia Molina of Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso.
- Shining Star — Patrick Thornton of Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso.
- Retailer of the Year — Tony’s Saddle Shop, Valparaiso.
- Retailer of the Year — Seasons on the Square, Valparaiso.
- Newcomer of the Year — Inspiration Wood, Westville.
- Professional of the Year — Dr. John Johnson, Valparaiso.
- Attraction of the Year — Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden, Valparaiso.
- Recreation Location of the Year — Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso.
- Hospitality Professional of the Year — Mandy Wiley, Inn at Aberdeen, Valparaiso.
- Partner of the Year — Holly Jackson of Holly Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Chesterton.
- Turning Lemons into Lemonade — 49er Drive-in Theatre, Valparaiso.
- Putting Porter County on the Map — Northwest Indiana Paddling Association.
- Outstanding Legislators Award — Sen. Karen Tallian.
- Outstanding Legislators Award — Sen. Ed Charbonneau.
- Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Ed Soliday.
- Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Chuck Moseley.
- Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Scott Pelath.
- Green Award — Trail Collective Edge, Valparaiso.
- Unity Award — South Shore Line.