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“Passion for our work and attention Supply, Christopher Cross, Pablo ‘Going For Great’
to detail help drive our continued sales Cruz and many others. DeAndrea calls the Silver Reef’s atmos-
increases,” Hull says. With a capacity of approximately 450 phere fun and outgoing.
“We have good people and we care people, the Pavilion routinely hosts Employees put the customer first,
about our guests.” beautiful weddings and private parties, and the casino requires each new team-
DeAndrea says Hull is both as well. mate to attend an orientation seminar
respected and highly regarded in “We also host a number of called Going for Great before begin-
Whatcom County. Christmas parties in the big room,” ning their jobs.
The food and beverage leadership DeAndrea explains. “Every new employee takes the class.
ensures all menus are fresh by forcing “We’re booked solid and have to look It’s where they learn what we expect of
themselves to review and change offer- further and further down the calendar them, as well as what they can expect
ings twice per year. for openings.” from us,” DeAndrea explains.
“There are many details involved in As a result of the Silver Reef’s dedicat-
changing menus,” DeAndrea admits. Gaming Expansion ed employees, DeAndrea expects the
“But, we have numerous tastings and This year, the Silver Reef is embarking on operation will continue to grow well into
comparisons to ensure we have the a 9,000-square-foot expansion of its the future.
finest quality food and that we’re ahead of gaming space which will include a new “Five years from now, we should
our competitors.” Italian themed deli called Pizzanini. still be expanding and growing,” he
The new deli will specialize in piz- states.
Endless Entertainment zas and paninis, and is slated to open “We plan to continue our growth
The Pavilion is the Silver Reef’s largest in December of this year. and continue to make a significant contri-
entertainment venue and has been the There will also be a new coffee area bution to the Lummi Nation,”
host of top-name performers such as Air called the Barista, explains DeAndrea. DeAndrea says.

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