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Santa Ana Star Casino Honored in “Top New Mexico Workplaces of 2016”
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – May 26, 2016

The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – May 26, 2016 – Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico’s Best Bet, was honored by Albuquerque Journal in its 2016 ranking of “Top New Mexico Workplaces.” Ranked as the No. 2 “Top Workplace” in the state for 2016, the casino received the distinction in recognition of its achievements in fostering a positive work environment and maintaining a strong company culture for its team members.

“Santa Ana Star Casino is honored to be recognized as a premier workplace in New Mexico for the fourth consecutive year, especially because the rankings are determined by feedback from the people who know us the best—our own team members,” said Santa Ana Star Casino General Manager John Cirrincione. “We work hard to cultivate an environment where our team members understand that they each play an indispensable role in our company’s ‘big picture.’ This is important because when our team members feel appreciated, supported and have the tools they need to be successful, we succeed as a team and we succeed as a company.” Santa Ana Star Casino was also awarded a special honor through “Top Workplaces” for “Best Managers.” This special recognition commends the casino for the high quality of its leadership team and the strong direction, mentorship and support they provide to their respective teams within the company.

This is the fourth year that Albuquerque Journal has published the “Top Workplaces” list. With participants spanning all industries throughout the state of N.M., 74 companies participated in the 2016 survey with nearly 27,000 employees completing anonymous evaluations of their work satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. The surveys were evaluated by Workplace Dynamics, an independent market research firm, and presented to the Albuquerque Journal. The complete list includes 25 small companies, 10 medium companies and five large companies. The results were published in a special section of Albuquerque Journal on Sunday, May 15.

About Santa Ana Star Casino

Santa Ana Star Casino, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

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