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LSI Hands Out Year-End Jellystone Park Awards

November 14, 2017 by   - () Leave a Comment

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI) has presented its annual awards to exemplary Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release.

The awards were issued on the final day of LSI’s annual symposium at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky, in the following categories:

Overall System Camp-Resort of the Year:

This is LSI’s highest honor across the entire Jellystone Park network. It is given to the Camp-Resort whose facilities and operations exceed all Jellystone Park standards. Recipients must be Pinnacle Club members, meaning they rate 95% or higher on the annual LSI assessment of their facilities and operations. Award recipients also must have achieved strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements, and be leaders in the industry:

Tabor City, N.C.

 Regional Camp-Resort of the Year:

This is LSI’s highest honor at the regional level. It is given to Camp-Resorts whose facilities and operations exceed all Jellystone Park standards. Recipients must be Pinnacle Club members, meaning they rate 95% or higher on the annual LSI assessment of their facilities and operations. Award recipients also must have achieved strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements and be leaders in the industry:

Eastern Region, Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Central Region, South Haven, Mich.
Southern Region, Tabor City, N.C.
Western Region, Estes Park, Colo.

 Entrepreneur of the Year:

This award is presented to Camp-Resorts with strong year-over-year growth in business. This year’s recipients, based on revenue category, include Jellystone Park franchises in:

Montrose, Colo.
Bloomington, Ind.
Tabor City, N.C.

Multi-Unit Entrepreneur of the Year:

This award is presented to the Camp-Resort with the strongest year over year growth in business that is owned by a multi-unit franchise. This year’s recipient is:

Kerrville, Texas (Owned by Northgate Resorts)

Operator of the Year:

This award is given to an individual or individuals directly responsible for day-to-day operations of the Camp-Resort. It represents excellence in management, improved ratings and growth in business:

Jeff and Libby Foss, Madison, Me., in the category for parks under 225 sites.
Jason Adler, Warrens, Wisc., in the category for parks over 225 sites.

Franchise Inspection Leader, “The Carroll Award”:

This award is given to the Camp-Resort that achieved the highest assessment rating of all Jellystone Parks. There were multiple Carroll Award winners this year, including parks in:

Bremen, Ga.
Frankenmuth, Mich.
Mill Run, Penn.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Tabor City, N.C.

Jim Webb Spirit Award:

This award, named after an individual who has played a major role in the success of the Jellystone Park franchise, is presented to the franchisee who embodies the same spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to Jellystone Parks that Mr. Webb displays:

Rick and Shelly Spear, Estes Park, Colo.

Maple Leaf Award:

This award is presented to a Canadian franchisee for their commitment and dedication to the Jellystone Park system:

Kingston, N.S.

 Facility of the Year:

This award is presented to parks that have shown sustained improvements to their facilities:

Eureka, Mo., in the category for parks with less than 225 sites.
Wisconsin Dells, Wis., in the category for parks with more than 225 sites.

Dan O’Connell Service Award:

This award recognizes an individual’s strong support and work to improve and grow the campground industry:

Bill Pott, Cave City, Ky.

 Special Recognition Awards:

These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts and operators who achieve high ratings on specific categories of park operations or marketing initiatives:

Rookie of the Year – Owner: Karen and Dustin Whitmyer, Bath, N.Y.
Rookie of the Year – Manager: Terry Jordan, Elmer, N.J.
Most Improved Inspection: Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.
Facility Branding: Nashville, Tenn.

Landscaping:

South Haven, Mich. and Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.

Camp Resort Store:

Gloucester Point, Va.; Kerrville, Texas; and
Madison, Me.

Camp Resort Comfort Station:

Bath, N.Y.; Bremen, Ga.; Elberta,Ala.; Eureka, Mo.; Frankenmuth, Mich.; Grayling, Mich.; Kingston,N.S.; Mill Run, Penn.; Missoula, Mont.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Tabor City, N.C.; and Tyler, Texas

Website:

Burleson, Texas

Brochure:

Cave City, Ky.

Club Yogi Rewards:

Mill Run, Penn.

Rental Units:

Sioux Falls, S.D.

 Customer Service Awards:

These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that score 88% or higher on annual guest satisfaction surveys:

Bloomington, Ind.

Caledonia, Wisc.

Cherokee, N.C.

Estes Park, Colo.

Frankenmuth, Mich.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fremont, Ind.

Gardiner, N.Y.

Grayling, Mich.

Harrisville, Penn.

Kerrville, Texas

Kingston, N.S.

Luray, Va.

Madison, Me.

Mears, Mich.

Memphis, Tenn.

Mexico, N.Y.

Mill Run, Penn.

Milton, Penn.

Monticello, Iowa

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Pelahatchie, Miss.

Pittsfield, Ill.

Quarryville, Penn.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

South Haven, Mich.

Tabor City, N.C.

Tyler, Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

Woodridge, N.Y.

Woodstock, N.B.

Recreation Awards:

These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that achieve a total recreation score of 88% or higher in guest satisfaction surveys.

Bloomington, Ind.

Frankenmuth, Mich.

Fremont, Ind.

Gloucester Point, Va.

Grayling, Mich.

Kingston, N.S.

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Harrisville, Penn.

Mill Run, Penn.

Milton, Penn.

Monticello, Iowa

South Haven, Mich.

Tabor City, N.C.

Tyler, Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

Woodstock, N.B.

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