October 29, 2012 (Alpine) – Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, has been named Business Partner of the Year by Partnerships with Industry (PWI). The honor was announced at PWI’s annual awards event held on Saturday, October 20.
“For seven years Viejas Casino has been providing adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities the opportunity to change their lives through employment in the community. “PWI is excited to honor Viejas Casino for their support, commitment and dedication to PWI’s mission and for being a corporate partner that defines a ‘win-win partnership,’” according to Mark Berger, PWI’s chief executive
Chris Kelley, Viejas Casino General Manager said, “We are very honored to receive this award as we continue our commitment to employing a diverse group of Team Members, including adults with disabilities. By helping to improve their lives through productive employment, we help improve the entire community.”
Viejas Casino has been a national leader in hiring adults with physical and developmental disabilities and is the only Casino in the United States to employ its own, internal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator.