Chamber News

2013 Hospitality Award from Eugene, Cascades & Coast

11 Jun 2013 7:41 AM | Anonymous member
Congratulations to Karen Rodgers, Manager, Wayfarer Resort
Karen Rodgers of the Wayfarer Resort on the McKenzie River was honored for her contributions to the local visitor industry. Rodgers was particularly acknowledged for sharing her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the McKenzie River area with visitors, as well as her work on projects benefiting the region.

by Jonnie Helfrich (2012 winner)
Karen has worked tirelessly for years promoting our area and welcomes each guest with a warm smile and genuinely caring nature. Proud to work with her. Yea, Karen!

Andy and Liz McWilliams, Karen and I noticed the lack of McKenzie River presence at this year's Eugene Cascades and Coast's Visitor Industry's Awards Banquet. There were four of us; it would take only four more to fill and sponsor one table next year. But, hey, why not two tables?

For the second year in a row, the Hospitality Award has gone to one of our own. We should have had more folks there to support them, to bring attention to our area in a room full of people that could help make a difference in our exposure.

Just sayin' … I'll be there next year. Who'll join me?


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