Beckman, AMC Dine-In Cinema Honored at Chamber Breakfast

Picture Caption:  Christopher Beckman and AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9 Cinemas were recognized as Employer of the Year by the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) and its Business Advisory Council.  From left:  Matt Van Sant, Clermont Chamber of Commerce; Beckman; Cody Blevins, AMC Dine-In; Dan Ottke, CCDD; Michelle Dool, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; and Scott Brown, CCDD

Christopher Beckman and AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9 were presented with the 2017 “Employer of the Year” award at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Friday, October 20.  This award is sponsored each year by the Business Advisor Council of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) and is presented during one of the Clermont Chamber’s Business@Breakfast event series.

“We are honored to recognize Chris and AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9 this year,” said Dan Ottke, CCDD Superintendent.  “Chris and his staff take the time to recognize the strengths of those they employ and what they have to offer their community.”

AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9 hires individuals from CCDD as well as other agencies that place individuals with special needs in community employment.  All of their employees are treated with dignity and respect, and AMC provides extra support to those who might need it, at any given time.  This encouragement assists each employee to get the most out of his or her career in the cinema industry.

Cody Blevins, an employee of AMC Dine-In Cincinnati 9,  was placed in his job when AMC was Ovation Cinema and Grill.  He has been in his job for almost one year and was present at the Clermont Chamber breakfast to help honor Beckman.

The CCDD Business Advisory Council chooses one business each year that has gone above and beyond to assist people with developmental disabilities to obtain successful community employment.  This business is honored during October to celebration National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Members of the Business Advisory Council are Sherri Bowling, Ohio Means Jobs Clermont County; Lisa Walsh, Deimling Jeliho; Ian Aiuto, Home Depot Beechmont; Phil Kish, Round Bottom Recycling; Michelle Dool, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; Bill Boyers and Faiza Askari, Cintas.  Members of the Council from CCDD are Scott Brown, Roger Moning, and Greg Wood of CCDD Community Employment Services and Lisa Davis, CCDD Community Relations.

For more information on becoming a member of the BAC, contact Scott Brown at (513) 732-4851 or sbrown@clermontdd.org.

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