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We are exceptionally proud of Shawniqua Smith, sales associate at Ocean Prime Troy, who has been awarded the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Award, presented by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Shawniqua was one of 81 nominees in the restaurant category nominated by peers and management.

According to Ocean Prime Troy’s General Manager, Greg Sage, “Shawniqua embodies the character and attitude to succeed in the hospitality industry and is truly deserving of the ROSE Award and continuously builds a community of loyal guests with her contagiously positive attitude.”

Shawniqua has been a member of the Ocean Prime family for five years and is responsible for training new associates. During the 2013 holiday season, Smith led a gift drive for the Christ House orphanage, for which associates teamed up to purchase toys and clothing for 21 children with special needs. After delivering the gifts, Smith invited the children to Ocean Prime for a complimentary holiday luncheon. She has continued to organize several outings for the orphanage including baseball games, bowling and movie nights. Always looking to help those in need. Smith also frequently takes leftover food from the restaurant to feed the homeless in downtown Detroit.

We are endlessly proud of Shawniqua’s selfless endeavors to better our community and thrive to foster an environment of genuine hospitality in each and every restaurant and community in which we operate.

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