Conference service assistance is my passion!

I have worked in the travel/guest relations and hospitality industry for many years, which allows me to succeed in my goal of ensuring that all Camp Dawson Event Center guests have an amazing experience while visiting our venue. Our Executive Director, Kerry Gnik, and General Manager, Cheryl Nelson, have assembled an incredible team of talented individuals who genuinely care about our guests. Our experienced management team and staff look forward to assisting in making your event a success.
See you soon!
-Vickie DeRiggi, Marketing Director

It’s in the eyes!

From the onset of any hospitality training, all employees are taught to use their smiles. It’s what we do. We enthusiastically greet you with a “welcome to our facility smile”, we continue to warmly share our “we are glad that you are here smile” during your visit, and we provide you with that special “see…

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Level of Detail

If you ever get the chance to take a peek at the behind the scenes level of detail of a CDEC housekeeper, you will truly be amazed. You might be thinking that cleaning a hotel sleeping room is just the same as cleaning at home. Nope.  Not even close. There is a system, a set…

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Steps to organize a conference

Let’s face it.  Being in charge of an event is intimidating, especially for you first timers. As I have said before, no worries.  We got you. Okay, so we obviously think that it is a no brainer to choose CDEC as your venue.  However, because we are completely customer service oriented, even if you don’t…

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Have you ever attended a conference where everything was just absolutely spot on perfect?  You know, the ones where they spelled your name right on your sleeping room reservation, where the timing of the snack breaks were perfectly meshed into the agenda just when your brain absolutely could not download yet another new topic until…

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