Monday, September 03, 2012

Part-Time Employee of the Month for July

We finally were able to award the Part-time Employee of the Month award for the month of July on Friday afternoon last week.  Catching up with someone who moves around the world like a human dynamo is not easy, and this time we figured out what to do -- have Scott O'Meara engage her in conversation with the directive that he could not stop talking.  It worked!

The most exciting part of this award is that we were able to keep it a secret from her all this time, so it was really a surprise when we walked in to let Patrice Tierney know that she had been selected as our Employee of the Month for July!

She certainly was surprised!

Scott O'Meara looks on with satisfaction at his filibustering job well-done.  

I'm not sure what the hands are saying here, but can see the "happy" on her face!

The framed certificate is just the beginning!

Liz Dube explains why she nominated Patrice for this award.

Left to right, the managers congratulate Patrice: Lucie Ogeron, Front Office Manager; Claire Kallelis, AGM; Liz Dube, Banquet Manager; Patrice Tierney, Banquet Coordinator; Ken O'Keefe, Executive Sous Chef; Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Jay Gilliss, Chief of Building Maintenance; Joann Delp, Controller

We are so pleased to have Patrice as part of our Hawthorne Hotel Team.  No matter what the task, she approaches every job with a great deal of enthusiasm, energy, polish, and problem-solving that makes her a real star for us and our clients.

When you see her, please join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor.

I hope to see you here.



  1. What position does Patrice hold at the Hawthorne?

    And yes, she looks VERY excited about having received this honor! Congrats to her!

  2. She does event coordination primarily but also will pitch in wherever needed.