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Erin Ruppenthal
Savvy Owl Marketing & PR, LLC
Phone: 608.206.5796
E-mail: erin@savvyowlmarketing.com

FREQUENTLY VIEWED ARTICLES:

Veracity Hospitality Named New Management Company
KeyLime Cove Facts
Behind the Scenes Waterpark Tours Available
KeyLime Cove Honored For Energy Saving Programs

2015

09/08/2015 - KeyLime Cove Among USA Today's "10Best Readers' Choice" Awards
06/10/2015 - World's Largest Swimming Lesson, June 18th
05/27/2015 - TripAdvisor Awards KeyLime Cove 2015 Certificate of Excellence
01/27/2015 - TripAdvisor Names KeyLime Cove One Of America's Top 25 Hotels For Families
01/07/2015 - KeyLime Cove Employee Wins State Hospitality Industry Award

Awards and Honors:

  • May 2015: National Water Safety Month Proclamation by State of Illinois – Governor Rauner
  • 2015 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award, Top Hotels for Families #23 in United States by TripAdvisor
  • Daily Herald “Readers Choice Award” – Best Entertainment Venue ; Best Family Value; Best Place for a Picnic/Reunion; Best Hotel-Local; Best Local Place to Get Married; Best Place to Work; Best Resort; Best Wedding Reception Venue; Best Appetizers – The Crazy Toucan at KeyLime Cove; Best Candy Store – Island Temptations at KeyLime Cove; Best Ice Cream – D.W. Anderson's at KeyLime Cove; Best Theme Restaurant – The Crazy Toucan at KeyLime Cove; Best Bowling Alley – Paradise Lanes in RipTide Reef Arcade at KeyLime Cove; Best Indoor Waterpark; Best Day Spa – Paradise Mist Spa

2014

06/06/2014 - World's Largest Swim Lesson™ Set to Break World Record on June 20, 2014
04/14/2014 - KeyLime Cove Receives "Outstanding Community Service Award"
01/17/2014 - KeyLime Cove Honored For Energy Saving Programs
01/02/2014 - KeyLime Cove Employee Wins State Hospitality Industry Award

Awards and Honors:

  • Aquatic Safety Award 2014 by Starfish Aquatics Institute
  • Smart Stars of 2014 Award Bronze Winner – KeyLime Cove Banquet Area
  • Illinois Governor’s Lincoln Award Bronze Medal Winner: Jason Campbell
  • 2014 Travelers Choice Award
  • AH&LA 2014 Stars of the Industry’s Community Service Award Winner
  • Daily Herald “Readers Choice Award” – Best Theme Restaurant – Crazy Toucan; Best Local Hotel; Best Place to Work; Best Family Value; Best Place for a Picnic/Reunion; Best Indoor Waterpark; Best Day Spa – Paradise Mist; Best Appetizers – Crazy Toucan; Best Candy Store – Island Temptations; Best Ice Cream – D.W. Anderson's
  • WWA's Al Turner Memorial Commitment to Excellence Award: Dale McFarland
  • IHLA 2014 Regional Department-Division Head of the Year: Susan Zeitz
  • IHLA 2014 Manager of the Year, Regional and State of Illinois: Amber Feldkamp
  • IHLA 2014 Housekeeping Employee of the Year finalist: Robert DePrez
  • 2014 “Best of Aquatics” finalist, Aquatics International Magazine

 

2013

10/31/2013 - KeyLime Cove Announces New Hires
09/19/2013 - KeyLime Cove Announces New Executive Chef
08/07/2013 - Veracity Hospitality Announces Appointment of CFO
07/05/2013 - Veracity Hospitality Named New Management Company
01/18/2013 - KeyLime Cove Announces Three Promotions
01/10/2013 - Director of Aquatics Honored with State IHLA Award

Awards and Honors:

  • Recognized by IHLA as Successfully Implementing 2013 StayGreen Program
  • Daily Herald “Readers Choice Award” – Best Theme Restaurant -  Crazy Toucan; Best Candy Store - Island Temptations; Best Day Spa; Best Indoor Waterpark
  • Trip Advisor’s 2013’s Certificate of Excellence Award
  • Fire Safety Expo Corporate Challenge Winner
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2013 State Leadership Award Winner – Dale McFarland, Illinois
  • Red Tricycle’s 2013 “the Most Awesome in the Family Escapes & Getaways category” winner
  • Featured in Travel + Leisure's “America's Coolest Waterparks” in August, 2013
  • 2013 IHLA Stars of the Industry Hotelier of the Year Winner (Suburbs) – Dale McFarland
  • 2013 IHLA Stars of the Industry First Level Supervisor of the Year Winner (Suburbs/State) – Maricarmen Nunez
  • 2013 IHLA Stars of the Industry Bellstaff Employee of the Year Winner  (Suburbs) – Jason Campbell
  • 2013 IHLA Stars of the Industry Community Service Award Winner for the State of Illinois
  • Recognized by Gurnee Police & Fire Departments at 11/4/2013 Village Hall meeting and presented with plaques recognizing KeyLime Cove’s continued contribution to supporting the police officers, firefighters and the citizens of Gurnee, Illinois
  • 2013 HSMAI Adrian Award Bronze Winner for “KeyLime Cove Digital Campaign”
  • 2013 HSMAI Adrian Award Bronze Winner for “KeyLime Cove Social Media”

2012

11/15/2012 - KeyLime Cove Distinguished Best Waterpark Resort
11/08/2012 - Director of Aquatics Receives IHLA Award
09/14/2012 - KeyLime Cove Reveals Lowest Rates; Fall Events
06/13/2012 - KeyLime Cove Facts
04/25/2012 - Behind the Scenes Waterpark Tours Available
03/01/2012 - KeyLime Cove Receives eMarketer of the Year

Awards and Honors:

  • Daily Herald “Readers Choice Award” – Best Theme Restaurant -  Crazy Toucan; Best Candy Store - Island Temptations; Best Day Spa; Best Place to Work; Best Wedding Reception Venue; Best Hotel; Best Place to Go if you are Under 21; Best Entertainment Venue; Best Family Value; Best Family Value Restaurant – Crazy Toucan; Best Indoor Waterpark
  • IL Governor’s Conference Award – “Best Social Media Marketing”
  • TripAdvisor’s 2012 Select Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners: #2 in the World
  • TripAdvisor’s 2012 Select Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners: #1 in the U.S.
  • TripAdvisor’s 2012’s Certificate of Excellence Award
  • Fire Safety Expo Corporate Challenge Winner
  • Aquatics International’s “Best of Aquatics” Award 2012
  • Illinois Hotel Lodging Association – Division-Department Head of the Year (Regional & State winner) – Anthony (TJ) Pollack

 

2011

08/25/2011 - National Grandparents Day a Month-Long Celebration
08/09/2011 - Third Annual Community Days Donations
02/22/2011 - KeyLime Cove Unveils Kids Spa
02/04/2011 - KeyLime Cove Receives 2010 eMarketer of the Year
01/27/2011 - 2011 Family of the Year
01/05/2011 - Best Waterpark Resort 2011

Awards and Honors:

  • Top 10 Indoor Waterpark’s listing – Budget Travel
  • Annual Award for Business Excellence (AABE) – Business of the Year Entertainment/Hospitality Division – The Business Ledger
  • Daily Herald “Readers Choice Award” – Best Hotel; Best Indoor Waterpark; Best Family Value; Best Candy Shop (Island Temptations); Best Themed Restaurant (D.W. Anderson’s); Best Place to Work; Best Wedding Venue; Best Place for Under 21; Best Entertainment Venue
  • Fire Safety Expo Corporate Challenge Winner
  • IL Governor’s Conference Award – “Best Electronic Marketing”
  • Aquatics International Magazine’s – “Best of Aquatics” winner for Best Indoor Waterpark Resort
  • Selected Member of 2011 Best of Illinois Venue to air in October 2011
  • Illinois Hotel Lodging Association 2011 Manager of the Year (Regional winner) – Elizabeth Porter
  • 2011 Adrian Awards Gold Award Winner for KeyLime Cove/Great America Partnership
  • 2011 Adrian Awards Gold Award Winner for KeyLime Cove Retargeting Campaign
  • E-Marketer of the Year, TravelCLICK 2011 Adrian Awards