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Towne Park is proud to announce that our own Kevin Howe, Account Manager at the Marriott Annapolis Waterfront, was named the hotel’s Manager of the Year for 2012.  Kevin maintained a level of excellence managing the hotel’s valet, yet unseen at the hotel, and this honor is a testament to Kevin and his team; not many other partners are named as the top manager. As fellow Account Manager Paul Goldsholl of the Loews Annapolis said, “It goes to show that the Marriott Annapolis Waterfront views Mr. Howe as one of their own, the BEST of their own, rather than “the valet guy.”

ANNAPOLIS, Md. October 11, 2012 – Towne Park, America’s premier provider of valet parking, parking management and hospitality staffing solutions, announced it has been named to the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List for the fifth time since the List’s inception in 2007, earning a place on the prestigious Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. Over that time, Towne Park has experienced 107% revenue growth to land at #2341 on the List. Additionally, Towne Park was designated as the 68th Top Human Resources Company and the 33rd Top Company in the Baltimore Metro Area who appear on the Inc. 500|5000 List. The comprehensive Towne Park 2012 Inc. 500|5000 listing can be viewed here.
“It’s an honor for Towne Park to appear on such an influential list alongside such entrepreneurial luminaries for the fifth time since 2007. Of course, we couldn’t have accomplished such a feat without the efforts of our exceptional associates around the country,” said Founder & CEO Jerry South.

June's Featured Artist sees a return to the Left Coast as Johnny Vo, Doorman and Guest Service Associate at Anaheim Marriott, was this month’s selection! Johnny was nominated by a Towne Park teammate at the hotel, who wrote a glowing nomination of Johnny.  After reading the nomination, it’s easy to see that Johnny embodies the ideals behind Towne Park’s Service Artistry.

Account Manager Paul Goldsholl and his team at Baltimore’s Pier 5 Hotel made history in March when they recorded the highest scoring month for client metrics in the hotel’s history with a 98.2% score! “It was all about going BEYOND parking cars or loading luggage every shift to directly improve the experience for guests at the hotel,” Paul said.  “We instituted required commitments, such as making dinner reservations, sending families with young children to the new pinball museum, handwriting letters to guests for special occasions and using “chin-ups” to create a positive impression with guests who didn’t use valet but still encountered our associates as they came through the doors.” Additionally, the Pier 5 team was able to achieve their goal of SILVER CERTIFICATION in Franklin Covey’s Four Disciplines of Execution Process.

[caption id="attachment_599" align="alignright" width="150"] Sandra on stage at the Inn Key Awards[/caption] We pride ourselves on the talented and diverse associates that inhabit Towne Park Nation.  Sandra Mejia, a Towne Park Bell Person at the Embassy Suites Miami International Airport, embodies an exemplary associate as showcased by her recent nomination for Bell Person of the Year at the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association 18th Annual Inn Key Awards on April 19, 2012 - the only woman to receive such an honor. Nominated by the Embassy Suites’ General Manager as a result of her obvious passion for helping others, Sandra received her honor while proudly representing Towne Park in front of over a thousand hospitality professionals in South Florida. Towne Park’s Account Manager at Embassy Suites, Hanner Aguilar, was beaming with immense pride as he recounts his experience seeing Sandra accepting her nomination.  “It was a great feeling to see one of my team members from the Embassy Suites Miami International Airport receive such a prestigious honor.  As the only female to receive this distinction, Sandra’s story truly reflects Towne Park’s efforts in becoming more diversified!”

[caption id="attachment_545" align="alignright" width="150"] Brian Arnold presenting Towne Park's Patriotic Employer Award[/caption] On behalf of Towne Park, Brian Arnold was named the recipient the Patriotic Employer Award by the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in contribution to the national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force. Arnold, the Account Manager for the parking facilities of Park Annapolis, was nominated by SSgt Jennifer Barnes, an auditor at Harbor East in Baltimore, Maryland.  MD ESGR awarded Brian with a plaque to be hung in the Valentine Learning Center at the corporate office in Annapolis, Maryland.

Nichols, one of many recipients, was honored at the Baltimore SmartCXO Event Thursday According to SmartCEO, the SmartCXO Awards highlight chief executives who have gone above and beyond to support their organization's initiatives.  SmartCEO profiled CFOs, COOs, CIO/CTOs and other executive management in the Mid-Atlantic in...