December 13, 2015
by Mallory Diefenbach, Jamestown Post Journal
Tanglewood Manor appreciates its employees.
This was made evident at the annual Employee In-Service when Nick Ferreri, owner of Tanglewood Manor, took the time not only to thank his employees, but to give out awards to those who performed exceptionally well this year after announcing he would also cover all upcoming increases for their health insurance.
"You can build the greatest place in the world, and I think we have a great place and we do maintain it, but it has to be run. It's all you guys," Ferreri said in an address to his employees. "A business is only as good as the people. So I just want to thank you."
The awards went out to the following employees: Lisa Rodriguez received the Service Award for 15 years along with a watch and service trophy; Eileen Neid, Wanda Peterson, Dick Peterson and Val Nordine all won the Perfect Attendance award plus $600; and Juley Carlson won the Employee of the Year award plus $1,000 and a trip for two anywhere in the United States or the Caribbean. There were also three winners from a drawing of employees who had perfect attendance or received Employee of the Month awards, and they were Kim Swan, Mark McIntosh and Jessica Cronk. They won $500 each. Cathy Roselle was also recognized for retiring this year.
The employees and staff also gave a commendation and cufflinks to Ferreri for his "wisdom, leadership, desire and willingness to care for others by providing the very best in senior living despite any and all barriers."
"This place isn't just buildings. It's dedication. It's a heart and soul and quality of care, and I want to thank you for investing in our community. But more importantly for investing in people," said Sen. Cathy Young, R-C-I Olean, to Ferreri before addressing the employees. "This is the season of giving as you know. You are giving a gift to the residents every single day by the great job that you do, by the quality of care you provide. That is a gift to them."
"It's such a family here. Not only great people but recognizing great people, and you all do that so well," said County Executive Vince Horrigan. "We all know the secret to success is surrounding yourself with great people, and that is what you are."
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