Sycuan Named 2020 Business of the Year

March 31, 2021

Sycuan Casino Resort announced today that the organization received the prestigious Entertainment and Recreation Industry Award from the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business of the Year Awards. For more than one hundred years, the SDEC Chamber annually recognizes organizations that exhibit outstanding customer service, maintain a positive reputation and ethics, consistently delivers high-quality services or products and makes a lasting impact on the community.

“For more than a decade, we have been a proud supporter and dedicated partner of the East County Chamber of Commerce,” said Rob Cinelli, general manager at Sycuan Casino Resort. “Together, we have a shared commitment to the success and longevity of businesses that serve the community in the East County region. We are very pleased to have won the Entertainment and Recreation Industry Award and look forward to continuing to provide a superior level of guest service and word-class experience to all of our guests, each time they visit us.”

Sycuan has been a devoted member of the SDEC Chamber and has partnered on several initiatives and events over the years including the Annual Grip It & Rip It Golf Tournament, the Annual Installation and Awards Dinner and the Women in Leadership Luncheon.

“The relationship between Sycuan Casino Resort and the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce is strong, positive and very impactful to the entire community,” said Rick Wilson, president and CEO at San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce. “The partnership allows both organizations the opportunity to educate and serve the community in a positive way. This year, Sycuan Casino Resort created a safe, friendly and relaxing environment for the 109th Annual East County Honors Awards Gala to be filmed at their location. With the pandemic, the partnership between both organizations allowed for individuals and businesses in the East County Community to be recognized for their accomplishments in 2020. We are proud to have Sycuan Casino Resort as a Diamond Level Chairman’s Club Member of the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce.”

“I am consistently blown away by the professionalism and quality of our experiences with Sycuan,” said Tobias Haglund, board president at San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce. “Our EC Honors Awards Gala for 2020 was no different – blown away by the high quality service and experience. We are proud of our partnership with Sycuan and we are grateful to get to work together to honor so many businesses who went the extra mile in 2020 during one of the most difficult years for many businesses in a long time. EC Honors was clearly more than just an event to Sycuan. It was a chance for them to collaborate and celebrate, along with the Chamber, those who made an impact for themselves, their businesses, and the community. I am looking forward to continuing to work together with Sycuan in 2021 to do the same honorable work.”

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