For Unique Community Service Programs
|July 5, 2005 - WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: WEH) and Red
Lion Hotels recently received the Association of Washington Business’ 2005
Community Service Awards for “Helping Others in Need.” The two programs
that received recognition were the Hospital CARE’s Program and the Caring
for Others In Need (COIN) Fund.
Hospital CAREs Program
Caring for Others in Need (COIN) Fund
“WestCoast Hospitality has done much to help members of the community who are in need and we’re pleased to recognize their efforts through these unique programs. They have made a real difference in the communities they serve,” said Don Brunell, President, Association of Washington Business.
WestCoast Hospitality was also recognized by the Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE) for their Team Red program, a grassroots initiative developed by Red Lion & WestCoast Hotels. Team Red represents an ongoing commitment to making communities a better place to live, work and conduct business and allows Red Lion and WestCoast hotel associates a way to give back to the community in a very personal and tangible way. It includes giving time, ideas, hard work and sweat to communities in every market that the hotels serve. The program unites associates, community volunteers and community leaders to tackle the kinds of efforts that are important to their cities and towns. Projects have ranged from sprucing up and refurbishing homes, recreational centers, churches, parks, schools and neighborhoods to helping to build affordable housing and working to develop long-term community-based programs with partners such as a zoo, an arts council, a science museum, an educational foundation and others.
Steve Francks, President of WSAE said, “It is a pleasure for WSAE to recognize the fine work of WestCoast Hospitality and Red Lion Hotels, and to thank them for being a model of ongoing giving and caring. By serving the community, as well as its direct customers, Red Lion is truly helping make a better world.”
WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:WEH) is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, management, development and franchising of upper mid-scale, full service hotels under its Red Lion® and WestCoast® brands. In addition, through its entertainment division, which includes its TicketsWest.com, Inc. subsidiary, it engages in event ticket distribution and promotes and presents a variety of entertainment productions. G&B Real Estate Services, its real estate division, engages in traditional real estate-related services, including developing, managing and acting as a broker for sales and leases of commercial and multi-unit residential properties.
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