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Associate Spotlight

Associate of the Month-February

Wendy Carroll — Revenue Auditor

“Miami Valley Gaming has allowed me the opportunity to grow and achieve some personal goals, from my current position to learning the air of culinary. But Miami Valley Gaming would not be what it is without the team of associates that have a friendly, positive and encouraging attitude that make a difference in the people around them. I am thankful to be working for a company that recognizes hard work and dedication.”

 


Associate of the Month-February

Greg Murray — Gaming Attendant

“The people, the people the people. Great co-workers and some fun people who come in to play. Management makes you feel valued as an employee as well. As a part-timer I don’t think I could have found a more interesting setting to work in”

 

 


Associate of the Month-January

Johnathan Cooper - Business Analyst

“I have genuinely enjoyed working at Miami Valley Gaming ever since I joined the team. This job has paved the way for me to grow professionally and intellectually, and I am able to collaboratively find solutions to help the company grow. They really create an atmosphere for a work-life balance and amazing opportunities that I am truly thankful for.”

 


Associate of the Month-January

Connie Valiton - Player Services Representative

“MVG allows me to “Learn, Know, and Show.” MVG is a great place to work because you have the chance to see the end results of all the hard work and effort put into the promotions. Supporting management and co-workers completes our team at MVG. I am thankful to be recognized and rewarded for my hard work.”

 


Leader of the Quarter

Ken Rambo - Cage Manager

“Working at Miami Valley Gaming I feel that I am supported in the decisions that I make and that my co-workers genuinely care about my well-being, both personally and professionally. I also really enjoy helping others. While there can be similar problems, each guest sees things differently and working with them is a unique experience. I take satisfaction knowing I was able to solve the problem, and they are appreciative.”

 


Associate of the Month-December

Kylin Maloney - Fine Dining Cook

“I enjoy working at Miami Valley Gaming because of the challenging, ever-changing, and rewarding work environment.”

 

 

 


Associate of the Month-December

Michael Robinson - Gaming Attendant

“Miami Valley Gaming makes me feel very welcome and people are always smiling.  This place has become like my second family and I really enjoy working with my coworkers.  They make this place great.  A lot of the guests that come in here are amazing too!”

 


Associate of the Month-November

Kasandra Baker - QSR Cook

“ I love working at Miami Valley Gaming because it’s a GREAT atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and positive. I love having the opportunity to grow and become more knowledgeable. I always recommend working here, they really know how to treat their employees.”

 


Associate of the Month-November

Amanda Cruz - Lead Security Officer 

“I am grateful to be a part of the MVG Family! I love working here because the environment is friendly, there is always an opportunity and there's never a dull moment!”

 

 


Associate of the Month-October

Curt Dew - Maintenance Technician Manager

“I like working at Miami Valley Gaming because it offers opportunities to do many different jobs and I have fun working with friendly associates. We work together to provide the best gaming and entertainment experience possible. I feel good when guests enjoy themselves because of our work. Leadership listens and provides a positive culture for working.”

 


Associate of the Month-October

Angela Caudill - MV Perks Attendant Manager

“Miami Valley Gaming is a part of my family. I’ve been here for three years now and never have gotten as close to my guests and co-workers as I have at MVG. It truly is a special place to work for and I’m very thankful.”

 

 


Leader of the Quarter

Phillip Harris - Player Development Manager

“Ever since I’ve joined the Miami Valley Gaming family it has been an extraordinary experience of growth and professional development. Miami Valley Gaming cares for the advancement of all of their associates and is truly a place for anyone to achieve their goals and dreams. From my experience within the gaming industry, I can definitely say that Miami Valley Gaming is a great company to work for!”

 


Associate of the Month-September

Amberli Denney - Denney Attendant

“Working at Miami Valley Gaming has been the most enjoyable job I have ever had. The guests we serve make every day a different experience. It is very rewarding to know that people return because of the wonderful service they receive on a daily basis. The team of associates truly work together to make this company what it is. Everyone that works here has grown into a “second family” and I can’t imagine working anywhere else without this team.”

 


Associate of the Month-September

Brad Critz - Buffet Cook

“The thing I love about MVG the most, is my team. I can not imagine going to another company and finding a team like we have here. Having a good team to have your back is everything, and MVG has put together the best!”

 

 


Associate of the Month-August

Brian Merritt - Receiving Clerk

“This place feels like family. Aside from the great work environment, atmosphere, and attitude of the company, I think that’s what is most enjoyable. The co-workers and managers make this place really shine, and that is a quality that only builds as it, the company, grows.”

 

 


Associate of the Month-August

Eric Kirkpatrick - Gaming Attendant

“I love working for Miami Valley Gaming for many reasons! My interaction with our guests leaves me feeling fulfilled, and the feeling of family with my other co-workers is something I’ve never felt before with another company. Miami Valley Gaming also does a magnificent job of recognizing it’s associates for the hard work they do!”

 

 


Associate of the Month-July

Gerald Hildebrand - Cocktail Server

“I’ve been with MVG since day one and it’s a great place to work and great place for opportunities to move up. I enjoy the atmosphere and environment that upper management and HR has created for associates and guests. I also enjoy the interaction with guests and providing service to them.”

 

 


Associate of the Month-July

Bernard Elie - Buffet Cook

“Miami Valley Gaming is more than a job, it’s a career and a way of life. I have been here since the beginning and I want to retire from here. Great pay and benefits. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! Now, I am working towards nominee of the year.”

 

 


Leader of the Quarter

Matt Decker - Player Services Supervisor

“An individual can only be as strong as their team. At MVG I feel as if I am twice as strong. I am empowered by the support, guidance, coaching, trust, and teamwork that I receive from my leadership team. By utilizing the aforementioned qualities I have been able to empower my own team. Support also comes from my fellow coworkers, not only in my own department, but facility wide. MVG is continuously improving and striving for the betterment of both customers and associates. MVG recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments, efforts and contributions of all associates.. It is because of this combined team effort of MVG that I am able to celebrate the accomplishment of becoming the first Supervisor awarded Leader of the Quarter. I look forward to continue growing and celebrating the accomplishments of my leadership team, my associates, my coworkers, and all team members of MVG. ”


Associate of the Month-June

Nathan Pucke - Marketing Event Specialist

“I love that I work with a team in which I have creative freedom to try new ideas knowing that they will be fully supported and cultivated by all. It is hard to find such an environment that allows that freedom while working on the scale that we do. I am very happy to have joined the MVG team and look to many more years of working here!”

 

Associate of the Month-June

Kelly Crockett - Bartender

“I absolutely love my job at MVG. It is the most fun and exciting work environment I have ever worked in. We have a great staff and I love my co-workers.”

 

 


Associate of the Month-May

Mitch Lawson - Advertising Specialist

“MVG is a great place to work. I appreciate having a job where hard work is recognized and rewarded. I really enjoy the comradery I have with my fellow associates and look forward to accomplishing more great things with them. Thank you to everyone at MVG for creating a sense of community and a place I look forward to coming to everyday!”

 
 

Associate of the Month-May

Sharon Crist - Fine Dining Server, Cin City

“Working for MVG allows me to do what I love to do; take care of the guests and to give them the best possible care and to create a memory.”

 

 

Associate of the Month-April

Lonnie Martin - Gaming Technician

“In such a short amount of time Miami Valley Gaming has become my favorite job I've had. MVG has given me amazing opportunities to do the best job I can. I work with an amazing team that prioritizes teamwork and communication. Everybody you see gives you a warm 'Hello' and a smile. All of these attributes come together to give our guests the best experience when they spend their time with us!”

 

Associate of the Month-April

Beth Duley - Wardrobe

“I get to work with some of the best people every day. People who take pride in doing a good job everyday they come to work. Everyone takes “our guests” term to heart. We treat our visitors as special guests, because they are special; they come to us to have a good time.”

 
 

Leader of the Quarter

Stephanie Wisneski - Gaming Shift Manager

“I’ve been working for one of Miami Valley Gaming’s parent companies, Churchill Downs for 6 years and here at Miami Valley Gaming since before opening. From experience, I can say that the company provides growth opportunities throughout the country. It has been wonderful seeing Miami Valley Gaming grow into what it has become for the area and I’m glad to be a part of it. It is refreshing to be a part of a team that listens to your feedback and input, no matter what level you are at throughout the company.”


Associate of the Month-March

Jennifer Swain - Buffet Server

“I love working at MVG because it is super exciting meeting the guests and seeing the look on their face when they win! Also, I work with a great team in the buffet we work well together and are a happy little family.”

 

 


Associate of the Month-March

Joseph Turnbow - Trifecta Cook

“I enjoy working at MVG because of my co-workers and guests. Everyone makes it a fun, energized environment that I can look forward to every day”

 

 


Associate of the Month-February

Bob Staples - Lead Gaming Technician

”Great people to work with. Opportunities abound. I love my job”




 

Associate of the Month-February

Mark Jestice - Maintenance

“I have had the privilege to work at Miami Valley Gaming from the opening. The Facilities Department services all the other departments. I consider these departments “our” customers. We work hard to resolve their problems to allow them to better serve the external guests. The people I have met have gone from coworkers to friends. I’d like to thank my managers and coworkers for their support.”



Associate of the Month-January

Holly Underwood - Graphic Designer

“Working hard and working together is what makes MVG so successful. A huge effort is made to make sure that everyone knows what an important piece of the puzzle they are. I’m so grateful to be part of such an amazing team!”





Associate of the Month-January

Colette Dugger - Gaming Attendant

“I’m coming up on my 2nd year at Miami valley Gaming and I must say this has been one of the best jobs that I have ever had. Why settle for a boring desk job, when you can be around amazing guests, live bands, and great co-worker’s.”

 

 

Associate of the Month-December

Candy Hamilton - Gaming Attendant

“I have worked at Miami Valley Gaming for almost two years. I enjoy meeting new people, talking to guest and helping them. My co-workers are some of the most amazing people, and not just gaming but all departments. I feel blessed to be surrounded by this great group.”

 
 

Associate of the Month-December

Kim Krueger - Accounts Payable

“The best co-workers can be found at MVG! They are beyond co-workers, they are family. Always there to help out and make you smile. Great teamwork!”

 

 

Leader of the 4th Quarter

Ken Rambo - Cage Manager

“Miami Valley Gaming is a great place to work. The culture supports growth within the company, and I love that the management team promotes a friendly atmosphere among the employees. I enjoy working for an organization striving to be excellent without sacrificing other important values. I go to work every day and have fun. The team here is great and we all work together to accomplish our goal, to create a memorable experience for our customers while they visit us.”



Associate of the Month-November

Bernard Elie - Buffet Cook

“Miami Valley Gaming is a great company to work for, with excellent employee benefits and pay. They offer a wide range of opportunities for everyone. Miami Valley Gaming stands behind what they say and really care about their associates. I plan on staying with Miami Valley Gaming until I retire years down the road. It’s also a very cool place to brag about where you work.”

 

Associate of the Month-November

Timothy Ernst - Security Officer

“Working at Miami Valley Gaming has been a very enjoyable experience for me. The associates and the guests are awesome. The atmosphere is great and we have a lot of fun together.”



 

Associate of the Month-October

Mike Loper - Food & Beverage Steward

“I enjoy working here because of the people I work with. They are very friendly especially my chefs and my co-workers. I give thanks to all of them. Without them things wouldn’t run well. They stuck by me through my hard time early on this year, and I thank you for being there for me. I never thought I would win and be associate of the month!”

 
 

Associate of the Month-October

Clint Kohl - Lead Gaming Technician

“I like working at Miami Valley Gaming because it offers a wide variety of opportunities to prove yourself. Working at MVG has shown me that teamwork can go a long way when working on projects that involve lots of details. There is always something new happening and always something new to learn. That is why I love working at MVG!”

 
 

Associate of the Month-September

Sharon Crist - Fine Dining Server, Cin City

“Miami Valley Gaming provides me with all the tools, training and opportunities to give my guests the best dining experience possible at Cin City Sea & Steak House. I am a server who loves to serve and my guests are like family to me.”

 
 

 


Associate of the Month-September

Beckie Shipwash - Facilities Administrative Assistant

“This position has allowed me ample room for growth and many opportunities to interact with all departments and the guests. I continue to pick up new duties and look for ways to improve Customer Service. MVG believes in their associates and will assist in any way they can to accommodate growth.”

 

 


Leader of the 3rd Quarter

Brandon Sumpter - Housekeeping Manager

“Miami Valley Gaming is more than a job it’s a family. I have never worked for a company that had a strong culture that allows people a real chance to grow professionally, but show support and reward its associates by giving back and showing true appreciation. I also have the honor and opportunity to work with people I like and respect.”