Customer Service Excellence


About the Program

Reward the best and brightest customer service stars in your business! Managed in cooperation with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Customer Service Excellence is a FREE turnkey program designed to encourage “above and beyond” service in Las Vegas and inspire extraordinary customer care throughout Southern Nevada.

It is the only Valley-wide program of its kind and plays a vital role in promoting a strong and positive service attitude, especially among front-line employees. In 2016, more than 6,000 individuals representing 550 local businesses were recognized for their dedication to excellent customer care.

Participation in the program is easy. Anyone can nominate – customers, co-workers, supervisors and others. On their first nomination, nominees are invited to a recognition ceremony featuring live entertainment, a photo opportunity with local dignitaries, a commemorative pin and certificate, and prize drawings. Customer Service Excellence can be used as an employee recognition program, or in addition to an existing one.

The program is easy to implement and fun to encourage. Give your company additional publicity for its commitment to exceptional service and enroll today! To get more information on the program or to enroll, contact Events at or 702.641.5822.

Nominate Someone!

There are several easy ways to nominate an individual for providing great service:

  • Send in a nomination card (postage paid)
  • Scan in the special QR code to nominate from your smart phone
  • Fax, email or mail in commendation letters, comment cards, notes, and customer recognition to the Chamber
  • Request a tracking sheet from the Customer Service Excellence Program Coordinator and submit by the deadline each quarter.
  • Submit the online nomination form below:

Nominator Information:



  • Calendar

    2018 Nomination Deadlines:

    Quarter 1: January 8, 2018
    Quarter 2: March 30, 2018
    Quarter 3: June 29, 2018
    Quarter 4: September 28, 2018

    Quarterly Events:

    Quarter 1: March 1, 2018
    Quarter 2: May 9, 2018
    Quarter 3: August 14, 2018
    Quarter 4: TBD

    Annual Luncheon:

    TBD, Early December 2018

    2019 Nomination Deadlines:

    Quarter 1: January 4, 2019
    Quarter 2: March 29, 2019
    Quarter 3: June 28, 2019
    Quarter 4: September 27, 2019
  • Achievement Levels

    During a program year, all nominations are tracked. Each nominee is invited to attend the annual Customer Service Excellence Luncheon. Special recognition is given to those nominees that are recognized multiple times over the course of the program year:

    3-5 Nominations Bronze Certificate
    6-10 Nominations Silver Certificate
    11+ Nominations Gold Certificate

    Five Star and Person of the Year Awards


    Each quarter, the Customer Service Excellence Committee selects one individual that has truly gone above and beyond in his or her efforts to provide exemplary customer service, and awards that individual the Five Star Award. These individuals receive extra recognition at the quarterly ceremonies and special recognition at the annual luncheon.

    2018 Quarter 3 – 5 Star Winner

    Elijah Barrera, Costco

    The 2018 Quarter 3 Customer Service Excellence 5 Star Winner is Elijah Barrera from the Costco. The Customer Service Excellence Committee was impressed with Elijah commitment to customer service and his willingness to make a difference. Following is Elijah’s outstanding nomination letter:


    “My 3 year old son (2 years old at the time) had a concussion and had to spend time at the hospital before his birthday. On the day of his birthday, him, his 4 year old sister and I went to Costco to get his favorite chocolate cake, cookies and pizza. Finally after getting all that we needed including waiting for the pizza and getting both of them in the car and buckled up, the cake falls upside down while I was putting the groceries in the back of my car. After such a long and hectic weekend, I couldn’t help but cry staring at my son’s cake on the ground on his birthday. Elijah, a Costco worker was putting carts away and walked over, he told me not to worry about a thing, to just drive the car to the front and keep the kids inside the vehicle and that he would take care of everything. Just a few minutes later, Elijah came back and placed the chocolate cake in the car. Costco was closing at the time and the doors were closed, Elijah saved the day! If it wasn’t for him, my baby boy who was at the hospital just a day before wouldn’t have had his favorite chocolate cake.”


    Congratulations to Karen Sanchez for her outstanding customer service!


    At the annual luncheon, a Customer Service Excellence Person of the Year is selected from the Five Star Award winners of that year. That person receives special prizes and podium recognition at the luncheon.

    2017 Person of the Year:


    Kelly Tieman, Luxor Hotel and Casino


    The Customer Service Excellence Person of the Year is Kelly Tieman of the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Here is a small portion of the many nomination letters she received: “Kelly works for our concierge team, and she was presented with an email from a guest asking if there was anything special that could be done for her husband and twin boys that would be staying at Luxor for a couple of days. After collecting the supplies, she needed, Kelly created a memory that would last with the twin boys. With assistance from the front desk to ensure their room was pre-blocked as well as housekeeping to borrow some linen for the idea. Upon their arrival to the hotel and their guest room, the twin boys and father were greeted with an elaborate sheet/ pillow fort that Kelly created. The boys were so excited, and the father was so appreciative. Kelly continues to go above and beyond in the name of excellent customer service on the daily, and we are so happy to have her on our Luxor team.”


    Congratulations to Kelly Tieman for her outstanding customer service!