FORT MCDOWELL, AZ – In recognition of its exemplary guest service, support of the local community, and perseverance in unveiling a $140 million casino in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort recently received the 2022 Tourism Award from the Town of Fountain Hills during the annual Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Gala Awards Ceremony.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are thrilled that We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort has received this prestigious annual award,” said Betsy Lavoie, President/CEO of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. “They are a valuable and true partner to our business community.”
The Fountain Hills Chamber Gala Awards Ceremony was attended by 250 people, including Mayor Ginny Dickey, who handed out the Mayor’s Award, and Town Council Members Gerry Freidel, Mike Scharnow and Sharron Grzybowski.
Most recently, Ember – the resort’s fine-dining steakhouse – received OpenTable’s coveted 2022 Diner’s Choice Award, an honor reserved for the top restaurants in Arizona. In 2021, Ember also received Wine Spectator’s illustrious “Best of Award of Excellence,” while the casino resort itself was voted “Best Casino” in PHOENIX Magazine’s popular “Best of the Valley” Reader’s Choice section.