Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City Utah Housekeeper Wins $5,000 Cash Grand Prize
CINCINNATI, November 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today announced the grand prize winner and runners-up for the 2022 Cintas SHINE (Star Housekeepers in a New Era) Award.
Christine Perkins, housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City in Cedar City, Utah, won the contest’s $5,000 cash grand prize. In addition, his property will receive a full product, training and consulting package from Cintas and its contest partners.
“This year’s SHINE Award finalists truly embody what a strong work ethic looks like,” said Nicole Beall, Vice President – Strategic Hospitality and Gaming Markets at Cintas. “Housekeepers in the hospitality industry have shown great resilience and dedication in overcoming tremendous odds in recent years while working tirelessly to provide exceptional service to guests and staff.”
In nominating Christine for the SHINE award, its managing director, Shallon Engle, noted that Christine is a “superstar who has endured a lot” while remaining committed to her work under the most difficult of circumstances.
Following a diagnosis of COVID-19, Christine suffered a major stroke which affected her ability to speak, count and read. Due to the severity of her stroke, she was rushed to a hospital in a nearby town, but she still made sure someone alerted her staff so that her work at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City can be made.
Since receiving treatment for her stroke, Christine has regained her full ability to speak and has returned to the property in her role as head housekeeper.
“We received many nominations this year and each nomination highlighted the important work housekeepers do and the positive impact they have on their hotel properties across the country,” Beall added. “However, Christine’s dedication to hotel staff and guests – despite her own life-threatening urgency – made her stand out and we are so honored to recognize her as the grand prize winner of this year’s SHINE Award. .”
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City will also receive:
$2,500 in cleaning and hygiene products and services from Cintas
A training and development program from the Indoor Environmental Healthcare and Hospitality Association (IEHA), a division of ISSA, the global cleaning industry association, valued at US$3,500
A package from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the global cleaning industry association, which includes free registration for the GBAC Infectious Disease Awareness Course
A complete set of products from Rubbermaid Commercial Products, valued at over $2,300
The nine finalists who each receive a cash prize of $500 and additional prizes for their property include:
Arlene Velasco at the Residence Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott in Fishkill, NY
Carolyn McCloud at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jean Gomez at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Karen Miller at the Liberty, a Luxury Collection hotel in Boston
Maria Bravo at Days Inn by Wyndham Galt in Galt, CA.
Olga Fernandez at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
Paula Aguilar at the Wylie Hotel in Atlanta
Traci Poyer at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Victoria Rios at the Holiday Inn Morgantown in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
The grand prize winner and nine runners-up were selected by a judging panel comprised of hospitality expert and television and podcast host Anthony Melchiorri, as well as representatives from Cintas, ISSA, IEHA, GBAC and Rubbermaid Commercial Products.
To learn more about the Cintas SHINE Award, visit www.cintasshineawards.com.
About Cintas Corporation
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes prepare to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean. , safe and at their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers prepare for the day. work®. Cincinnati-based Cintas is a public Fortune 500 company listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a constituent of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index.
With over 10,500 members, including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associate service members, the ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and a better bottom line. . Based in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.
About IEHA, a Division of ISSA
IEHA, Indoor Environmental Healthcare and Hospitality Association, a division of ISSA, focuses on the healthcare, hospitality and other environmental services sectors of the cleaning industry. This trade association of more than 1,300 members was founded in 1930 and merged with ISSA, the global cleaning industry association, in 2017. Executive housekeepers run environmental service programs at facilities commercial, industrial or institutional. They lead staff, ranging from a few to several hundred people, and manage budgets ranging from thousands of dollars to millions. IEHA offers its members a range of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. For more information, visit www.ieha.org.
About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Comprised of international leaders in the analysis, mitigation, response and recovery of pathogenic microbial threats, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a division of ISSA, provides training, advice, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership. government, commercial and private entities seeking to mitigate, rapidly address and/or recover from biological threats and crises in real time. The organization’s services include biohazard management program evaluation and training, infectious disease and biological material response and remediation, GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.
About Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, NC, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has been at the forefront of technology and system solutions in the categories of health and safety, cleaning, waste management, material transport and catering. RCP is part of Newell Brands global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit www.rubbermaidcommercial.com to learn more.
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