PersonnelPlus 2014 Employer/Employee Recognition Banquet

Banquet_Invitation (3)The PersonnelPlus Employer/Employee Recognition Banquet is held every two years to honor Athens County businesses who partner with PersonnelPlus and their employees who were placed through PersonnelPlus.

This event is unique and special because it demonstrates how an alternative workforce––one that employs workers with disabilities––makes a positive impact for many Athens County employers every day.  In return these workers pay taxes, vote, shop locally and contribute to the community in which they live.

The businesses and employees each have very inspiring and motivating stories and experiences.  We invite you and encourage you to take this opportunity to learn more about some impressive business partnerships that make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of those who live in our community.

This year’s guest speaker is Bob Nicholson.  Bob is the Southeast Ohio Regional Director for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.  Bob assumed this role in November 2012 after 16 ½ years in the County Board of DD system, most recently serving as the Director of SSA and Director of Adult Services respectively.  From 2004 to 2011 Bob also served as the CEO of Coshocton Community Housing, Inc., a non-profit board that provides safe, affordable housing options to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Bob obtained his undergraduate degree from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana and his master’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Bob resides in Pataskala with his wife Sarah and sons Reed (20), Konnor (12), and Joshua (10).  In November, Bob & his wife will welcome their infant daughter Kate!!  Bob is a member of Rotary International and serves as the Chairman of the Volunteer Leadership Team for the American Cancer Society’s North Central Division (Ohio & Pennsylvania).  Bob also serves on numerous boards and committees in addition to coaching his son’s various sporting teams.

Bob, headquartered in Columbus, has direct oversight of vocational rehabilitation operations in the Athens, Canton, Whitehall, and Zanesville field offices in addition to numerous embedded staff in Cambridge, Delaware, Lancaster, Logan, Marietta, Newark, New Philadelphia and Steubenville.

Tickets for this event are $25 each.  Assistance is available for those who need help to cover the cost of tickets.

All expenses for the banquet are paid through fundraising and donations.

If you would like to purchase a ticket or make a donation, you may contact Karen Hynes at PersonnelPlus, 8 Harper Street, The Plains, Ohio 45780, khynes@athenscbdd.org or by calling 740-592-3416.