Saratoga Casino Hotel Honors Four Team Members With $2,500 Award

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (March 1, 2017) – Saratoga Casino Hotel honored the exceptional performance of four top team members during an annual awards banquet, held on February 27 in the hotel ballroom. Over 100 were in attendance for this year’s event.

Awards were presented to:

Leader of Distinction

Donna O’Neil, Food & Beverage Operations Manager


Supervisor of the Year:

Jesse Walker, Maintenance Superintendent


Team Members of the Year:

Eric Plant, Jr. Financial Analyst

Dolores Furforo, VGM Floor Attendant


“We are well aware that our success as a company is dependent on the hard work and dedication of our hundreds of team members,” said Tom Wiedmayer, General Manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel. “All of these honorees represent the best of our company, and I’m proud to work with them each day.”

All awards are based on nominations submitted throughout the year by fellow Saratoga Casino Hotel team members. Individuals noted for exceptional performance are nominated and reviewed by members of the casino’s Team Member of the Month Committee. Two team members are selected monthly to win ‘Team Member of the Month’ awards. ‘Leaders of Distinction’ and ‘Supervisors of the Quarter’ are selected by senior management and directors once every three months. Both awards recognize candidates who exhibit outstanding strength and skills in leadership.

All winners throughout the year are invited to the annual awards banquet where the entire pool of winners is honored before final selections are made. The 2 selections for Team Member of the Year, one Supervisor of the Year and One Leader of Distinction each received a $2,500 check and trophy presented by senior management.

The four recipients of Saratoga Casino Hotel’s Team Member of the Year, Supervisor of the Year and Leader of Distinction awards receive their trophies.

Pictured from left to right: Eric Plant; Jr. Financial Analyst, Dolores Furforo; VGM Floor Attendant, Donna O’ Neil; Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Jesse Walker; Maintenance Superintendent.


About Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. The all-new 117-room luxury hotel featuring Morton’s® The Steakhouse is now open. Reservations are available now at Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.


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