Nomination was filled with "soul," award creator says

Lucky 7 Casino was honored with the prestigious Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing at a special industry luncheon on Jan. 29 at Morongo Casino Resort Spa in Cabazon.

According to Dennis Conrad, chief relationship officer at Raving Consulting and creator of the award, "Lucky 7's nomination was filled with 'soul.' It's recognition of how a casino marketing department can affect people's lives, their guests, their employees, their communities. How do they do that? By being super sharp and by maximizing their resources."

Attending from Lucky 7 Casino were Candace Penney, director of marketing; Shondra Hull, marketing specialist; and Steve Anderson, event coordinator. Representing the Tribe was Kara Miller, Tribal Council Chair of the Smith River Rancheria.