Connecticut Convention Center Names Devon Woodstock Associate of the Year For 2008

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For Immediate Release
January 26, 2009

Connecticut Convention Center Names Devon Woodstock Associate of the Year For 2008

Windsor Resident, Culinary Team Associate, Performs Flawlessly, Inspires Others

HARTFORD, CT –Devon Woodstock of Windsor has been named the Connecticut Convention Center’s 2008 Associate of the Year.

A three-year associate, Devon received the honor before more than 200 colleagues at the convention center’s annual Associate Appreciation Celebration. He had previously been recognized as the Center’s Associate of the Month in June.

“Devon does it all,” says his supervisor, Sous Chef Marshall Lewis. “He does anything asked of him and excels in all he does.”

The distinction makes Devon eligible for recognition by the Waterford Hotel Group. The Connecticut Convention Center is privately managed by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group.

According to Executive Chef Roger Morgan, Devon is a committed, passionate member of the convention center’s culinary team.

“He performs flawlessly in any task assigned to him,” Chef Morgan said. “He is dedicated to his job from start to finish and because of his dedication, others are inspired to work at the Connecticut Convention Center.”

In 2008, Devon was among a handful of associates chosen to help Waterford Hotel Group transition ownership of a new hotel property in Trenton, New Jersey. He drove 15 hours in traffic, worked the weekend in New Jersey as part of a culinary task force, and then came back to work the next Monday morning at the convention center.

Devon is active with his church and frequently provides catering services for his congregation. He is also a former boxer from the Hartford area.

About the Connecticut Convention Center
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The facility is served by more than 6,500 local area hotel rooms, including the 22-story Marriott Hartford Downtown, adjacent to the Convention Center. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, visit

About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 24 properties in 7 states, including the 540,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company’s approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company’s website at