Page 2 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December, 2017
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Members Lucky Eagle Casino chief
of Chehalis of operations on the job

Tribe’s Contributed by Lisa Miles, CEO Downtown Waterfront,
Facilities and of Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Quinault Beach Resort
Infrastructure & Casino and Great Wolf
Department JaNessa Bumgarner Lodge. I am confident she
were on hand has been named the new will further enhance our
at the Annual Chief Operating Officer of future success,” said Chief
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Executive Officer Lisa Miles.
Meeting effective
to provide Dec. 4. JaNessa graduated
information. from Centralia College and
completed her hospitality
Meeting sums up business degree at the University of
Nevada in Las Vegas. She
The Annual Meeting for and drawbacks of their JaNessa enjoys visiting Portland,
Chehalis tribal members was prospective business: has worked watching movies, reading,
held Nov. 4 in the Community at Lucky traveling and spending time
Center. The day’s agenda was Lucky Eagle Casino – Eagle for with friends and family.
set to update folks on the tribe CEO Lisa Miles more than Mostly, she enjoys spending
and business investments for 13 years. time with her 3-year-old
the year. Great Wolf Lodge – General She started daughter and dressing her up
Manager Nadine Miracle out bussing JaNessa as an adorable little pineapple
It is a long day filled with tables Bumgarner and Amelia Earhart.
much information. Breakfast, Chehalis Tribal Enterprises
lunch and snacks were – CEO David Burnett and quickly advanced “Thank you everyone
provided to tribal members. through progressively more for the kind words and
Raffle items were donated with Treasurer’s Report – responsible positions in encouragement. I’m very
drawings at break times. Treasurer Shoni Pannkuk various departments. honored to be selected for this
The past three years, position. This is an incredible
The main gym was filled In the Gathering Room, JaNessa has served as director opportunity, and one that I’m
with wall-to-wall tables. Tribal program directors and staff of hotel operations, where she fortunate to share with family,
members came to keep up with shared with tribal members played a key role in the hotel the Chehalis Tribe and Lucky
current tribal business. Each information about resources merger in 2014 and adapted Eagle Casino & Hotel. Again,
manager from Chehalis Tribal available to assist them. to the quickly changing thank you to everyone who
Enterprises shared successes Surveys were available to fill atmosphere. JaNessa brings a has helped me along the way.
out. This earned an extra raffle I’m lucky to be surrounded
ticket to win other prizes from by such a supportive
various departments. community,” JaNessa said.

wealth of experience as Chief
Operating Officer.
New Great Wolf Lodge GM “I am so excited to have
JaNessa in this new role. She
has experience working at
Nadine Miracle was you a long way in your career other renowned properties
appointed General Manager development,” Nadine said. such as Portland Marriott
of Grand Mound Great She believes in “servant
Wolf Lodge on Aug. 21. leadership,” which means
She transferred from the you work for your team to be
Pennsylvania successful and that you must
Poconos Great treat everyone with respect.
Wolf Lodge
where she Working at Grand Mound
began her is unlike any other place to
employment work because our business is
10 years ago to make people happy.
as a front desk
agent. Through Nadine also would like
the years, she Nadine Miracle Grand Mound GWL to be the
employer of choice. “We work
also served in many other hard but have fun while we do
capacities at GWL – director it,” she said.
of housekeeping, restaurant
manager, director of retail and The goal of the pack at
assistant general manager. Grand Mound GWL is to be
She has a degree in hotel the destination of choice for
restaurant and tourism family vacations. We want
business management. to stay on the forefront of
Nadine’s husband, David, hospitality. Our purpose is to
and their two sons, Cooper bring joy to families.
and Clay, moved across the
country with her. Nadine introduced herself
“Hard work, a smile and to the tribal community at the
a positive attitude will take Annual Meeting in November
and at the Health Fair. She also
planned to have a table at the
Christmas Party on Dec. 17.
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