Bridge Marina Awards 2012 Scholarship

September 12, 2012

Bridge Marina awarded its 2012 “Bridge Marina Scholarship” to Daniel Mickel at its Labor Day event on Sunday, September 2, 2012.  Each year, Bridge Marina awards a scholarship to one of its staff members in recognition of his or her outstanding performance, attitude and commitment to customer service.  The award winner selection is based partially on feedback from Bridge Marina dock slip and boating club members as well.

Mickel, 20, is a Lake Hopatcong resident who has worked at Bridge Marina for the past three seasons.  Mickel is an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast.  About the award, Mickel said, “I was quite surprised.  It was nice to know that customers and the marina think so highly of me, and I’m very thankful to the Deckers for their additional donation.”  Bridge Marina members Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Decker of Lafayette, N.J. matched the marina’s scholarship amount, thus doubling this year’s monetary award.

About choosing Mickel for the award, Ray Fernandez, owner of Bridge Marina, said “Dan has been an outstanding contribution to the marina over the past few seasons.  He is naturally committed to customer service, and it is quite often our clients compliment Dan’s attention to their needs.   Choosing just one staff member to receive this award is always a difficult choice and this year was no different.  However, Dan’s achievements related to customer service and attitude rose above the rest.” 

About the Bridge Marina Scholarship award program, which is now in its fifth year, Fernandez said, “This award not only provides us an opportunity to help our staff with furthering their education, but also provides a chance for the best of our already great staff to be specifically recognized for their hard work and efforts.”

Past recipients of the Bridge Marina scholarship include LakeHopatcong residents Denny McCormick, Tom Jauch, and Scott King.

About Bridge Marina, Inc.: Bridge Marina’s mission is to assure you enjoy boating on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest lake.  Bridge Marina offers dock slip memberships, daily boat rentals, a Boating Club, marine store, service department, marine-grade fuel, and more.  Bridge Marina is nationally recognized in 2010 and 2011 as “Marina of the Year” and is the only freshwater marina in the Garden State certified by the NJDEP as a “Clean Marina.”  For more information, visit us on the web at www.BridgeMarina.com or call (973) 663-1976.

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