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AmericInn Lodging System Names 2004 Top
Performing Franchise Owners and Employees

 
Chanhassen, MN (April 26, 2004) - AmericInn International, LLC Chairman and CEO Luke Fowler is pleased to report that the 2004 AmericInn Annual Convention held April 18-20, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, exceeded the expectations of attendees and continues to maintain its reputation as an outstanding educational and networking opportunity.  Franchise owner and manager attendance reached an all time high as 500 guests were registered to experience the Drive to Excellence.

“The AmericInn Annual Convention is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to future possibilities for the AmericInn Lodging System.  The event provided a unique forum for franchise owners and managers to gain additional knowledge of industry trends that can easily be implemented at the property level,” adds Fowler.  Technology advancements of high speed internet access, property management systems and the AmericInn Central Reservation System were among the many topics highlighted throughout the convention.

The following awards were presented during the AmericInn Annual Convention on April 19, 2004.  The awards recognize the success of the AmericInn Lodging System for the year 2003. 
 

Name of Award: Chairman's Award 
Recipient:  The AmericInn of New London, WI
Description:  Given to the AmericInn staff that has excelled in the area of quality assurance and guest satisfaction.

Name of Award: Franchise Owner of the Year
Recipient:  Mine Street Developers, LLC, Tom & Denise Moyle
Description:  Given to honor the AmericInn owner that has demonstrated the highest commitment to the goals of the AmericInn Lodging System. 

Name of Award: Innkeeper's Award 
Recipient:  Carey Mammenga, The AmericInn of Little Falls, MN
Description:  Given to honor the AmericInn Manager that has demonstrated the highest ability to achieve and to help others achieve the goals of our industry and those of the AmericInn Lodging System. 

Name of Award: Marketing Success Award
Recipient:  The AmericInn of Wabasha, MN, Carolynn Klees
Description:  Given to the AmericInn location that has achieved significant success in marketing the AmericInn product in their marketplace.

Name of Award: Housekeeping Employee of the Year
Jeanette Tess – The AmericInn of Burlington, WI
Joyce Pedrazoli – The AmericInn of West Salem, WI

Name of Award: Front Desk Employee of the Year
Recipient:  Kris Westphal – The AmericInn of Owatonna, MN 

Name of Award: INN-Pressive Club® Award
Recipient:  The AmericInn of Bemidji, MN
Description:  Given to the AmericInn location that has actively and successfully promoted the frequent stayer program.

Name of Award: Design Excellence Award
Recipient:  The AmericInn of Walker, MN, Dan & Beth Kellogg
Description:  Given to the AmericInn location that has significantly contributed to system design excellence through remodeling and refurbishing.  The award recognizes the investment made by the franchise owner for creative remodeling and design excellence.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Ronald Cichy, Walter Bond, Todd Cronson and Connie Podesta were master motivators as convention goers were well-informed of important industry information and trends.  Hosted by AmericInn Design & Supply Services and AmericInn Vendor Partners, the vendor trade exhibition displayed 150 vendor booths and a wide variety of hospitality products and services.  Once the bids were tallied, the silent and live auction proceeds totaling $36,770 were donated to Scholarship AmericaSM, the nation’s largest private sector scholarship and educational support organization.

AmericInn International, LLC based in Chanhassen, MN is dedicated to providing guests a quiet night’s stay, through its unique masonry construction – a feature of the AmericInn Lodging System.  AmericInn is one of the fastest growing lodging chains in the United States, with over 220 properties open or under development. 


 
Contact:
Janel Clark – Director of Public Relations
  AmericInn International, LLC
  (952) 294-5272
  jclark@americinn.com
Also See: The AmericInn of Ironwood, MI Awarded the AmericInn Chairman's Award at the 2003 AmericInn Lodging System Annual Convention / April 2003
Architectural Firm Truman Howell & Associates Designs New AmericInn Prototypes for Metropolitan Markets / Feb 2002


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