THE BEST OF CHICKASAW COUNTRY

THE BEST OF CHICKASAW COUNTRY
Posted on 04/12/2017
Congratulations to Fork Café and Riverwind Hotel for not only being nominated, but earning the prestigious title of Best of Chickasaw Country! Read More

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: DINNER AND RECEPTION

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: DINNER AND RECEPTION
Posted on 03/27/2017
Congratulations to Chris Jones of Aces Sports Grill for being named the Traditions Spirits Employee of the Year during the 7th annual Employee of the Year dinner and reception, held at The Harper and Caddo Rooms in Ardmore. Read More

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: 10 YEARS

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: 10 YEARS
Posted on 03/27/2017
I’m not sure how to even start uncovering the journey of Traditions Spirits, but one thing I know for certain is that it has been an extreme pleasure to have been along for the entire ten year ride. Read More

PDQ GROUNDBREAKING

PDQ GROUNDBREAKING
Posted on 02/17/2017
PDQ, short for People Dedicated to Quality, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for its new location at 1700 E. 2nd Street in Edmond. The restaurant, which will open its initial Oklahoma location in late spring of 2017 at the Edmond site, serves up fresh, never frozen chicken tenders and nuggets; delicious made-to-order salads and sandwiches; and hand-spun milkshakes. Read More

STARS OF THE INDUSTRY AWARDS BANQUET

STARS OF THE INDUSTRY AWARDS BANQUET
Posted on 01/15/2017
Riverwind Hotel was well represented at the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Awards banquet, once again being nominated in four different categories. Read More

TRADITIONS SPIRITS' SPIRIT TREE

TRADITIONS SPIRITS' SPIRIT TREE
Posted on 12/30/2016
The Traditions Spirits’ Spirit Tree was a huge success again this year! “It seems to get bigger each year”, said VP Shaun Jones. A Spirit Tree was set up at both the Home Office and the WinStar Administrative Office. WinStar distributed over two-hundred gifts to local children, and the Home Office distributed nearly 150. Thanks in part to the generosity of many of our own people. Read More

IHOP Express® at Treasure Valley Casino

IHOP Express® at Treasure Valley Casino
Posted on 11/15/2016
We are proud to announce the opening of our newest restaurant, an IHOP® Express, inside The Inn at Treasure Valley. This fast casual version of the popular IHOP®, is located just around the corner from the bar that we have been operating at Treasure Valley Casino for many years. Read More

INTERNATIONAL HOUSEKEEPING WEEK

INTERNATIONAL HOUSEKEEPING WEEK
Posted on 10/12/2016
Ronnie Krodel, the GM at Riverwind Hotel, recently celebrated International Housekeeping Week with his entire staff! The entire week was filled with contests and games where the winners received fantastic prizes! One morning, Ronnie and the Rooms Operations Manager, Jimmy Pacheco, cooked breakfast for the entire staff, and for lunch they had food delivered from one of their favorite restaurants, Ted’s Café Escondido. They ended their work week with “Riverwind Hotel Olympics”. Read More

WinStar World Casino & Resort Convention Center

WinStar World Casino & Resort Convention Center
Posted on 08/21/2016
Traditions Spirits will be playing an integral role at WinStar World Casino and Resort’s new 65,000 square foot convention center. From ballrooms to boardrooms, we will be catering to groups of 30, up to 3,000, for both business and social events. The ribbon cutting ceremony was the first of many events to come. Read More

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: CHRIS RIPPY

MANAGER OF THE YEAR: CHRIS RIPPY
Posted on 07/03/2016
Before joining the Traditions Spirits family, Chris Rippy spent several years in Las Vegas managing various casino bars. Originally a Texas native, he returned home to Texas to work at WinStar World Casino & Resort and brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience for our growing business. Read More

Manager of the Year: Sarah Scales

Manager of the Year: Sarah Scales
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 07/02/2016
Sarah Scales, our Kitchen Manager at WinStar World Casino, won the Traditions Spirits Small Property Manager of the Year award in 2015. As part of her reward, we gave her a travel voucher and she recently cashed in on it, taking a 5-day trip to Jamaica with her boyfriend! Read More

Q&A: Renea Bell

Q&A: Renea Bell
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 06/01/2016
Renea Bell, GM at Kitchen 44 inside Newcastle Casino, has been in our family since the beginning of 2012 and has experience at several of our properties including the beverage department at Goldsby Gaming Center, Fork Cafe & Brook Bar at Saltcreek Casino, and Aces Sports Grill at Chisholm Trail Casino. She's always willing to jump in and help out where needed and strives to lead her team to success no matter where she is! Read More

Q&A: Matt Clark

Q&A: Matt Clark
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 04/21/2016
Matt Clark, Beverage Director at Riverwind Casino, has been with us for almost a decade! In our most recent Q&A, we asked him about his favorite memories working here, and what he enjoys most about his job. Read More

Star Supervisor Outing: Dallas BBQ, Burgers & Beer Tour

Star Supervisor Outing: Dallas BBQ, Burgers & Beer Tour
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 04/21/2016
Our Star Supervisors for the first half of 2016 were treated to a day trip in Dallas, TX, where they went on a food tour of Trinity Groves, Deep Ellum and the Bishop Arts District. Read More

2015 Employees of the Year

2015 Employees of the Year
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 03/14/2016
The 2015 Employee of the Year dinner and reception was held on March 10th, 2016, at the Harper and Copper Room event center in downtown Ardmore. The fifteen employees of the year were recognized by their managers, and the company-wide Employee of the Year was announced! Read More

Q&A with Brad Morris

Q&A with Brad Morris
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 02/02/2016
Brad Morris has been involved in several of our operations for the past four years. He currently leads the team at our restaurant, Springs at the Artesian, as the Food & Beverage Director. In this Q&A, Brad shares a few of his favorite things about his facility. Read More

The Spirit Tree Program

The Spirit Tree Program
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 01/06/2016
A few years ago, our WinStar Admin family developed a program called the "Spirit Tree." We ask our employees to submit information on families (Spirits) in need who could use a little help buying gifts for their children this Christmas, and we hang their requests on our Christmas trees. This year's turnout was the best ever. Read More

Q&A with Brett Deignan

Q&A with Brett Deignan
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 11/30/2015
Brett Deignan has been an integral part of the Traditions Spirits family at Riverwind Casino and Newcastle Casino since 2007. Read on to find out what he loves most about his job, his restaurant and his employees! Read More

Kitchen 44 at Newcastle Casino

Kitchen 44 at Newcastle Casino
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 11/01/2015
We recently opened our newest unique restaurant concept, Kitchen 44, named for the interstate that runs right outside our location inside Newcastle Casino. Read More

Employees of the Quarter: Q3

Employees of the Quarter: Q3
Posted by Shelby Wilson on 10/29/2015
Congratulations to our Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2015! These employees are selected by their managers and coworkers at qualifying outlets based on a thorough set of criteria. Read More