Nominate Your BOSS!

Bosses Week is quickly approaching and Dandelions is now accepting nominations for 2012 Eugene’s Best Boss! Nominations are due by next Wednesday, October 10 so download your entry form here.

Tell us why your boss is amazing. Be specific- how do they motivate staff, encourage employee camaraderie, and set an example? We truly want to find an inspiration employer who deserves this recognition!

Here is what the winner receives at the surprise announcement on October 16:

  • a beautiful fresh flower arrangement
  • Happy Bosses Day balloon bouquet
  • delicious Euphoria Chocolate truffles
  • framed 2012 Eugene’s Best Boss Certificate

Downloadyour entry form and submit it by email (, fax (541.484.9303), or drop it off at Dandelions (1710 Chambers St. Eugene, 97402)

2009 Eugene’s Best Boss Dr. Andy Bennion

2010 Winners Sandy and Dr. John Park

2011 Eugene’s Best Boss: Gena Yarbrough

2011 Eugene’s Best Boss Announced

It is always inspiring to read about the bosses who create great work environments for their team during our annual contest to find Eugene’s Best Boss.

Gena Yarbrough (center) with her nominating staff

Eugene’s Best Boss for 2011 was named Tuesday during a grand reveal to Gena Yarbrough of Oregon Medical Group. We received a total of 9 individual entries for her nomination and it was clear that her staff valued and appreciated the leadership Gena brings to their job. Here are some comments that were made about Gena:

“Gena is the best boss because she is friendly and easy to talk to about anything…I have never seen her mad. She keeps the clinic running as smooth as possible. Even when she has a hundred things going on, she will stop to listen to us.”      

The news team at KVAL was along for the big surprise and really made Gena feel special. Check out the video here…

Gena with Toviana from Dandelions

In addition to Gena, we selected two runners-up for the title: Jay Carter, a principal at Maple Elementary School in Springfield and Donna White, a manager at Windermere Real Estate.

Jay Carter, from Maple Elementary School, with his nominating staff

Donna White receives her finalist certificate from her team at Windermere Real Estate