The rose awards


March 31, 5:30 pm, The Commons



Hospitality professionals are some of the most influential people in our community.

They meet and greet guests, solve problems and offer advice. Our front-line team members are creating first impressions of your business and our community every day. Acknowledging and supporting the significant role of service specialists is vital to our collective success.

The Columbus Area Visitors Center is pleased to introduce the ROSE Awards program, designed to recognize excellent customer service and strengthen our hospitality industry workforce, and we invite you to join us in launching this initiative.

R.O.S.E. is an acronym for Recognition of Service Excellence and is a long-standing hospitality industry tradition in many metro areas. The mission of the ROSE Awards is to honor non-managerial hospitality employees who exceed expectations and provide outstanding service.

The First Columbus ROSE Awards Banquet will take place on March 31, 2020. At the event our community will honor the contributions of hospitality professionals throughout Bartholomew County.

If you have an employee who has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on guests in our community, please share that story by nominating them for a ROSE award. Details of participation options follow. We look forward to celebrating excellent service in our community with you.

Thanks for all you do to make Columbus and Bartholomew County a welcoming community!


Becky Harper, Community Vibe Ambassador
Columbus Area Visitor Center
506 5th Street, Columbus, IN 47201





Nominate one or more non-managerial hospitality employees who have worked with you for one year or more who have gone above and beyond to provide exemplary service to guests. We want to hear their stories!

Please complete the brief nomination form below. Nominations will be evaluated by a group of industry professionals. The nominator will receive an email confirmation of the nomination.

ROSE nominations close 2/7/2020.


  • Employee is in a non-managerial role
  • Employee has worked with current employer for one year or more
  • Nominating organizations are expected to provide a Rose awards banquet ticket ($50) for their nominee and a guest.



Recognition Process


In February, the ROSE Committee will reach out to the nominating representative to find a time to surprise and personally congratulate the nominee. During this visit, the nominee will receive a congratulatory letter from the Mayor, a certificate of appreciation, and a custom designed ROSE lapel pin.

Nominating companies are encouraged to make the notification event special for the nominee by including other employees and/or family members of the nominee, if appropriate.

The five most outstanding nominees will be individually recognized at the ROSE Banquet, at which time their story will be shared. Recipients will receive a ROSE Award plaque and will have a photo taken with Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop. Stories and photos will be published to the Columbus Rose Awards website, in local media, and on social media.


Rose Awards Sponsorship Information


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Complete the form to become a Rose Awards sponsor


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If you have questions about ROSE Awards nominations, or would like to be a sponsor, contact :

Becky Harper, Community Vibe Ambassador
812 350-9136