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After the three non-profit agencies gave moving testimonials about the exceptional services their organizations provide to the families and children in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Communities, Chuck McHale’s question to the staff of McHale’s Hospitality Group was, “Well what do you all think, should we give it to all three of them?” This question was answered with a standing ovation by the more than 100 staff and family that attended the company holiday party.
So, congratulations was given to not one, but three local non-profit agencies, each of which won a $6000 all inclusive event at any one of McHale’s three banquet facilities – The Gardens of Park Hills, The Marquise Banquet & Conference Center and The Point Pavilion.
McHale’s Hospitality Group announced the “Giving Back to Our Community” Giveaway in October of 2006. The giveaway was McHale’s way of saying thank you to the community for over 40 years of continued success. “The response to the giveaway was overwhelming”, stated Jenny Schneider, VP Sales of McHale’s Hospitality Group. “We received over 50 applications. We kept trying to figure out how we were going to narrow it down from 50 plus to three, but just couldn’t because they were all too good.” So, a spreadsheet was created with the name, mission statement and communities served of each of the applying organizations. This spreadsheet was then sent to every employee of McHale’s Hospitality Group for their vote of the top three. “I was excited about this idea because it introduced each of these organizations and the good they do to all of our employees,” stated Schneider.
The staff’s top three picks included, St. Joseph’s Orphanage, New Hope Center and New Perceptions. Each was contacted and asked to come to the company holiday party to make a presentation to the staff. They were told that they would be contacted the following week and informed if they were the winner. Needless to say, the representatives of each agency that were asked to stay and enjoy the party were ecstatic to hear that each had won the $6,000 all inclusive event to be used any way their agency choose.
According to Chuck McHale, “the event was so well received, that we have decided to make it an annual event. Unfortunately we won’t be able to giveaway three events each year, but we will giveaway one.”
McHale’s, the only “Emerging 30” six-time designee, owns The Marquise in Wilder, The Gardens of Park Hills, The Point Pavilion in Covington and McHale’s Catering. It is also one of three preferred caterers for the Drees Pavilion atop Devou Park. The business is now known as McHale’s Hospitality Group to reflect the variety of services and locations the family-owned and managed company offers.
For additional information contact Jenny Schneider.