Oneida Nation names Employees of the Year

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VERONA, N.Y. - Frank Leong of Liverpool and Kelli Bradley of Sherrill were named the Oneida Indian Nation's Employees of the Year for 2007.

In addition to plaques denoting the honor, Leong and Bradley each received a five-day, four-night trip for two to one of three destinations: Las Vegas, Walt Disney World or St. Thomas.

Leong has been a dealer at Turning Stone Resort and Casino for 11 years. He was one of the Employees of the Month for November 2007, when his nominator praised him for being ''one of the friendliest dealers we have.''

Bradley, one of July's Employees of the Month, is a legal administrator in the nation's Legal Department. General Counsel Peter Carmen said Bradley offers ''her own unique mix of 'can-do' attitude, tremendous organizational skills, great relationships with personnel from other departments, and helpful insight that improve the Legal Department.''

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