|Staybridge's Desmond Tolen wins October Islander Spirit Award|
October 21, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Congratulations to Desmond Tolen of Staybridge Suites in Gulf Shores, our October recipient of the Chamber's Island Spirit Award.
Desmond was nominated for his dedication to the quality of service to guests of the hotel and for the professional manner in which he represents our community to visitors from throughout the country.
The presentation took on additional significance in that it was made by Chamber Board Member and Gulf Shores City Councilman Steve Jones, himself a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry.
The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents The Island Spirit Award monthly, to an individual who works on the island and displays an attitude of concern, warmth, and hospitality to those they serve.
The Island Spirit Committee is looking for nominees who most often have direct contact with customers and visitors to the island. Past recipients have been waiters, waitresses, service station attendants, bank tellers, receptionists, police officers, grocery clerks, etc. Any individual working in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Ono Island qualify.If you know someone you'd like to nominate, click here.