|Staff 1997 shirt art|
1997 was not the first year that we had hired siblings, but our first year for twins! Always had to laugh that year at our guests’ amazement & concerned comments when they mistook Brent & Kent for seemingly 24 hour back to back shifts! We were fortunate to have Kent return for several years, working his way up to Hotel Manager before ‘retiring’ when he graduated from RIT.
A major shift occurred in 1998, the first year I owned the Inn by myself (I bought out Mike when we divorced). Thankfully I had star returners to help me through those first years, and they helped train our new management team in Baldpate ways!
The gang of Midwesterners, Gina, Crea, Matt, Seth, Brian, Maggie and Neesha, over those years made those years magically fun.
We had been using nametags for several years but went uptown with real staff shirt uniforms. With just a few variations, it is a tradition we still use today.
Once again we branched out to hire internationally, this time students from France and Canada. We all loved learning how to make authentic French crepes from Julian & Cyril.
You’ll get a kick from our Centennial Staff albums from over the years.
Written by Lois Smith