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Our team at the Swiftel Center always strives to go above and beyond. Shooting for the stars is just how we operate. Through the years, our facility and staff have received honors and awards for our high level of service and satisfaction. For receiving these awards we are humbled and honored.

Honored by the recognition.



2018 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award

The Swiftel Center was awarded the 2018 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award. The George S. Mickelson Great Service Award honors businesses or organizations that have done an exemplary job of exceeding visitors’ expectations in customer service. It marks the culmination of a yearly hospitality program that involves hospitality training, customer comment cards, an employee recognition program, and Great Service Star designation.


PRESENTED BY:
South Dakota Department of Tourism



2016 30 Under 30 Award

KRISTINA LANKOW

Sales & Marketing Manager

Kristina Lankow was one of 30 young professionals who won the 30 Under 30 award granted by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation. The 30 Under 30 program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue industry professionals, providing year-round continued education for professional growth in the venue industry.


PRESENTED BY:
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation



2016 Generation Next Award

Matt Chapman

Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef

Matt Chapman was one of five distinguished professionals who won the 2016 Generation Next award granted by Venues Today Magazine. The Generation Next Award focuses on honoring young professionals under 35 years old who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and festivals.


PRESENTED BY:
Venues Today Magazine



2016 ABLE Award

The Swiftel Center received the 2016 ABLE (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Effort to Achieve Access For All) Award for its inclusive seating design. The ABLE Award recognizes the outstanding commitment of a business or public entity in fulfilling the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


PRESENTED BY:
Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities



2015 Venue Excellence Award

The Swiftel Center was awarded the 2015 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). The Venue Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. The award winner is determined based on excellence in each of the following: operational excellence, team-building and professional development, safety and security, and service to the community. This is the highest award in the venue industry given by IAVM, which is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the management of public assembly venues.


PRESENTED BY:
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)



2014 Tourism Facility of the Year Award

The Swiftel Center was awarded the 2014 Tourism Facility/Organization of the Year. The Tourism Facility/Organization of the Year Award recognizes facilities or organizations that have significantly added to the tourism product, increased tourism in the Brookings area, and have achieved sustained excellence in the visitor industry.


PRESENTED BY:
Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau



2014 ABLE Award

The Swiftel Center received the 2014 ABLE (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Effort to Achieve Access For All) Award for its inclusive catering capabilities. The ABLE Award recognizes the outstanding commitment of a business or public entity in fulfilling the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


PRESENTED BY:
Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities



Annual Recognition


2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
2019 | 2018 | 2017
2016 | 2015 | 2014



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