On Friday, August 18, 2017, members of the Opportunity Enterprises Clean Team were honored by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch with a Hoosier Hospitality Award. The award recognizes outstanding service in hospitality and contributions to the welcoming nature of Indiana. The ceremony took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and was attended by Chief Operating Officer, Peter Wilson; Clean Team Director, Judy Woodrick; Clean Team Member Jeff Olson and about 100 people supporting the other 19 honorees from around the state.
OE’s Clean Team was nominated by Indiana Dunes Tourism upon receiving the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) award from the agency earlier this year. “The OE Clean Team has kept our ten year old facility looking as good as the day it opened,” said Mitch Peters, Indiana Dunes Tourism Board Chair.
Award recipients were treated to homemade sugar pie and each received a plaque in recognition of their outstanding service. In total 19 people received Hoosier Hospitality Awards this year, Opportunity Enterprises being the only agency awarded.
“We are honored to receive this recognition on behalf of all the members of our Clean Team who take such personal pride in their daily work,” said Peter Wilson, Chief Operating Officer.
Clean Team is just one of five Business Services divisions with which Opportunity Enterprises serves the community including SecureShred, Outsource Solutions, JobSource, and the Simply Amazing Market. Each of these social enterprises provides important community integration and skills training for clients of Opportunity Enterprises while providing a valuable service to businesses in the region.
For more information on the Hoosier Hospitality Award program, contact Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch’s office at 317.232.2924 or www.in.gov/lg. For more information on Opportunity Enterprises’ Business Services contact Peter Wilson at 219-464-9621 ex 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.