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 People In The News
   Founders Awards
Trop Greenville held its annual Caesars Founders Awards event. Caesars Entertainment’s top honor, the award recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions of exemplary team members. Pictured with General Manager Amanda Hansen (right)
are award winners Marcus Taylor, maintenance helper, Blaze The Trail; Leverne Hardy, dual rate slot supervisor, All In On Service; and D’Angelia Lee, slot performance supervisor, Together We Win. They each received 50,000 Total Return Credits, a trophy and a food comp.
Team Members of the Year
Mississippi’s two Boyd Gaming properties held Team Member of the Year banquets recently. Marianne Boyd Johnson, executive chairman of the board for Boyd Gaming, was at each event where employees were awarded for their service over the past year. (Left) At Sam’s Town Tunica, the top team member for 2023 was Amanda Birkenstock (center). Birkenstock is pictured with Johnson and Sam’s Town
Vice President and General Manager Toni Burns. (Right) At IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Diane Burkhalter (center), slot operations secretary, pictured with Johnson and IP General Manager Vincent Schwartz, was the Team Member of the Year. Each winner received $1,000, a trip for two to Hawaii, an additional week of PTO, honorary parking for a year, a special name badge and a trophy.
   V.I.E.W. Service winners named
GULFPORT — Island View
Casino Resort named several
staff members as V.I.E.W.
Service Achievement certificate honorees. The V.I.E.W. (Value, Initiative, Excellence, Wow) Service Achievement program recognizes employees who offer exemplary guest service at the Gulfport resort.
Among the group of outstanding employees recently selected were Kathryn Hall, room service; Ely Key, call center; Ava Jones, cage; and Ava Stathes, general accounting.
Each winner received a certificate of achievement and a $65 gift certificate to be used at several Island View Casino Resort restaurants, including The Buffet, C&G Grille, Prime Cut, Carter Green Steak House, Beach Blvd Steamer and Dockside Deli.
Kathryn Ely Hall Key
Ava Ava Jones Stathes
      Treasure Bay honors top crewmembers for first quarter
BILOXI — Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel recently honored top crewmembers for the first quarter of 2024. Nominated by their peers and supervisors, crewmembers
are recognized for their dedication,
achievements and commitment. April Jarmin, security officer, was
named Crewmember of the Quarter, and Vincent Volson, hotel bell captain, was named Supervisor of the Quarter.
Jarmin has been with Treasure
Bay 14 years. “April is very friendly,
warm and welcoming with guests and
crewmembers,” said John Dean, director
of security. “April has perfect attendance
and prides herself on being here and ready to roll. She always has a positive attitude while on the job.”
character in all the best ways,” said Matthew Ulm, hotel and Player Services manager. “He knows everyone, guests and crew
alike — making him the ideal person to have at the main entrance greeting and assisting our guests. He takes his leadership position very seriously.”
Nominees April Dean, Paula
Dixon, Mike Henderson, Shalicia Hollingsworth, Paul Hunt, Donna Jackson, Tyler Kennedy, Travis Martin, Diane Stump and Ryan Tiongson received a cash award and Treasure Bay gift card.
Jarman and Volson each received a cash prize, engraved trophy, a day off with pay, and a reserved parking space. Both are also eligible for the Crewmember and
Supervisor of the Year award.
 Volson has been with the company nine years. “[He] is a
Crewmember and Supervisor of the Quarter winners Vincent Volson and April Jarmin with COO Susan Varnes (center).

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