Meet our Economic Impact Award Winners | Troyer Corporation, Comfort Suites Hartville

We are excited to introduce our Leadership Award Winners, who will be recognized Tuesday, February 23 at our Annual Leadership Awards Dinner held at the Hartville Kitchen.  Part four in our Leadership Award Winners Blog Series features the Troyer Corporation, this year’s recipient of the Economic Impact Award.  The Economic Impact Award is presented to David Troyer, President and Nathan Stambaugh, Director of Operations in recognition of their vision, commitment and dedication to the community which impacts job growth, enhances tourism and sustains the economic growth and viability of Lake Township.

The Troyer Corporation was initially attracted to the Hartville area 10 years ago, after taking note of the destination presence of the HRM Corporation, through Hartville Hardware, Hartville MarketPlace and Hartville Kitchen, which together attract 2 million visitors to town, annually.

Hotel2With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, The Troyer Corporation’s hospitality expertise brought to life a vision for having a hotel in Hartville and Lake Township that would enhance the tourism experience here. The addition of Comfort Suites Hartville is one that will impact the community and local economy for years to come.

Demonstrating a strong commitment to the community and a willingness to collaborate with local businesses, parks and community organizations as well, The Troyer Corporation epitomizes all that is valued in this community. Because of their contribution to the community, through the willing participation of employees and management, and the sincerity and generosity of the entire organization, they are our 2016 recipient of the Economic Impact Award.

“This property’s guest service is exceptional due to our staff’s demonstration and understanding of the culture of the community, stated David Troyer, President.  Our high expectations have been exceeded.”  He continued, “they understand and identify with the guests, which provides a valuable connection.”  

After opening in May 2015, guests were able to see examples of their high standards: Instead of ordering standard hotel furniture (made overseas) through a supplier, the Troyer Corporation was determined to procure locally-made furniture, and other building materials through local businesses. While this increased the overall cost, they felt strongly about the local community partnerships and that the excellent craftsmanship sets them apart from others. The quality finishes in the hotel reflect the history and culture of Hartville and Lake Township. They credit our Chamber as a part of their successful entry into our community, citing the connections and support it has provided since day one.

LobbyDuring the planning, David Troyer and Director of Operations, Nathan Stambaugh, were involved in every aspect, making specific changes to the architectural plans to increase operational excellence and efficiency and other key changes toward enhancing the guest experience, the guest- staff connection and overall morale. They made additional alterations to enhance the guest experience by increasing the soundproofing between adjacent rooms and in the ceilings between the four floors.

Guests enjoy access to a park adjacent to the hotel, as well as the driveway leading to the Hartville Kitchen and HRM campus.  Guests who visit the hotel are provided with a Discover Hartville map and Visitors’ Guide and can access an electronic ExploreBoard to plan their itinerary and get directions to local shopping, dining and attractions.

 

For more  information on Comfort Suites Hartville, visit their website or Facebook page.