Green River Star -

By David Martin

Chamber employee earns award


A cheerleader for local tourism at the Green River Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized at the annual R.E.A.C.H Awards hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board.

Lisa Harrera received the Cheerleader of the Year award for her efforts at the chamber. The awards, which stands for Rare and Exceptional Achievement for Customer service in Hospitality, is a program in its ninth year.

Rebecca Eusek, director of the Green River chamber, said Harrera goes above and beyond when visitors come into the center.

"She does an excellent job and she encourages (visitors) to stay longer in Sweetwater County," Eusek said.

Eusek said she also promotes local businesses to visitors stopping in the area and helps travelers find alternate routes during the winter months, as people tend to get stranded in Green River when bad weather closes Interstate 80.

Harerra also helps with chamber events, including the annual River Festival. Eusek said she coordinates all the volunteers working at the event and orders the food served during the popular shrimp boil.

"It's a huge undertaking and she does an amazing job at organizing that event," Eusek said.

She also participated in the destination marketing specialist program with the Wyoming Office of Tourism, working on her Wrangler certification. The certification is the second step of the three-step program.

The program gives people insight into what visitors want in their trip through Wyoming and allows people like Harerra to help plan routes through the Cowboy State.

"It's so refreshing to have someone like Lisa working for the chamber who really cares about all of our visitors," Eusek said.


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