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Chamber launches ‘Customer Service Person’ contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Friday, 21 October 2011 22:57

By Tina Kitt

The Wauneta Breeze

 

October is being celebrated as “National Customer Service” month in Wauneta and the Wauneta Chamber is seeking your help in designating Wauneta’s top customer-oriented worker or business owner for the 2011 Customer Service Person of the Year Award.

Included on page 7 in this issue of the Breeze is an entry form where community members can nominate their favorite candidate for the award.

The contest is designed to recognize a Wauneta business person or employee who goes above and beyond in serving customers at local businesses, bringing a smile and upbeat attitude to the job.

This is the second year the Chamber has sponsored the contest. Last year’s winner was Angela McNabb, an employee at Good Times Bar. In addition to the award, McNabb was presented with a number of prizes from sponsoring Chamber businesses last fall.

This year nominations can be made until the Nov. 11 deadline. The winner will be announced in the Nov. 17 issue of the Wauneta Breeze.

“The people at the sales counter are often the first impression someone forms about a business,” said Brenda Anderson, Valley Bank and Trust vice president and organizer of the Chamber-sponsored contest.

To nominate someone you feel is deserving of this honor simply cut out the clip-and-send entry form or pick one up at a sponsoring Chamber business. On the form you will write down the name of the person you are nominating, the name of the business where they work and two or three sentences summing up why you feel this person does an exceptional job in providing the best customer service in Wauneta. Entries can be mailed to the Wauneta Chamber at P.O. Box 211, Wauneta, NE 69045 and must be received by Nov. 11.

Customer Service Week was celebrated earlier this month, Oct. 3-7. Businesses were encouraged to use that week as well as the month of October to boost morale, motivation and teamwork; reward frontline reps; and remind customers of the business’s commitment to customer satisfaction.

 

Chamber holiday plans

Members of the Wauneta Chamber are also looking ahead to the holiday season, noting that it will soon be at hand.

Tentative plans discussed during the Chamber’s October meeting held Monday night include hosting Santa Saturday activities on Saturday, Dec. 10.

A chili cook-off is in the works again this year for the Chamber’s Christmas kickoff event. Planners say it will likely be held on Friday, Nov. 18.

With this year being Wauneta’s 125th birthday, Chamber members want to include some type of old fashioned Christmas activities during the month of December. Some ideas discussed were:

• Community Christmas caroling party and hay rack ride.

• Christmas sing along at the Chateau Theatre featuring attire from the 1880s.

• Chateau movie night with tickets costing $1.25 for the first 125 people.