Martha Zehnder Keller, Vice President Bavarian Inn Lodge One Covered Bridge Lane Frankenmuth, MI 48734 989-652-7200 www.bavarianinn.com
Q: How long have you been with Bavarian Inn Lodge? A: Literally my entire life being a 4th generation owner. I grew up trimming chicken, folding napkins, and smiling.
Q: How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador? A: For 2 years now, and loving it!
Q: What do you like about being an ambassador? A: Getting to know everyone in the Saginaw area. I’m a people person (if you didn’t know) and I love the interactions with others.
Q: Tell us something about yourself. A: Somethings people may not know…middle child and only girl in the family. Grew up as a Tom Boy and wouldn’t consider myself a girly girl even now. Broke my tailbone jumping off a 40ft cliff into the water in Greece and it has never healed. That is one of the reasons I’d rather be up and around then sitting in meetings.
Q: What was your first job? A: Working with my grandmother Dorothy Zehnder at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant in the kitchen. Doing whatever was needed. Not much has changed from that…still do whatever is needed. I think my title should be Miscellaneous Girl.
Q: What keeps you up at night? A: I keep a note pad next to my bed so I can write down my thoughts and hopefully won’t keep me up. But when it’s time to go to bed, that is when my mind wakes up and ideas start flowing. Does that happen to anyone else?!?
Q: What is your greatest achievement? A: My greatest work achievement is, at the age of 30, being the Director of a department and youngest Executive Committee member in the history of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Personally, I have traveled to as many countries as my years of age.
Q: What is your most prized possession? A: I don’t have prized possessions. I do have a number of photos throughout my house. Love memories and recalling all the fun times I have had with family and friends.
Q: What is something unique in your office? A: My grandfather Tiny Zehnder’s desk chair is in our office. That and I share an office with my older brother Michael. Not many people probably share an office with their brother. And yes… we do get along just great!
Q: What is your favorite Michigan travel location? A: Easy answer…FRANKENMUTH! :)
Published: September 2016
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