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Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2024

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Larissa Whitaker! Empathy: The Ability to Understand and Share the Feelings of Another By Doug Beebe, Benchmark CEO This issue of Thrive focuses on a couple of areas that […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2024

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Some Thoughts on Thriving By Doug Beebe, Benchmark CEO I recently had the opportunity to meet and spend time with two different groups of aspiring Benchmark leaders […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2023

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence By Doug Beebe, Benchmark CEO “Our goal is to build the finest agency in the country. Anything we do will be […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2023

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! In Search of Excellence By Doug Beebe, Benchmark CEO “Our goal is to build the finest agency in the country. Anything we do will be done in […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2023

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Where Are We Going? By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President “Think about what you want today and you’ll spend your time. Think about what you want in 5 […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2023

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! The Power of Integration By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President Poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman on life: “I don’t want to get to the end of my life […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2022

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Why D.E.I. Matters at Benchmark By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President “Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2022

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Leaving a Legacy – A Farewell to Bill Swiss By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President Many of you, but not all of you, know Bill Swiss, my predecessor […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2022

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! COVID Isn’t Over Yet By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President As spring arrives and the weather warms, it feels like we are emerging from a long funk driven […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2022

Welcome to Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Raising Awareness of Abuse and Protecting those we Serve By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President One of the most challenging things we confront in our industry is occurrences […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2021

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Thoughts on National Disability Employment Awareness Month By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President October has been designated by the US Department of Labor (DOL) […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2021

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Motion vs. Action Next Steps for Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Benchmark By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President “The difference between motion and […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2021

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Benchmark My Portal App is Here! By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President Last March, our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2021

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! From the Front Lines – Advice from Long-Term DSPs The Human Resources Department is reaching out to some amazing Direct Support Professionals who […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2020

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! A Note from CEO, Doug Beebe As we move into fall, our world remains a very challenging place. The disruption caused by […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2020

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Benchmark Forms Diversity Committee As the Black Lives Matter movement arose as a powerful agent of change after years of struggle to be […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2020

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Try to Be a Filter, Not a Sponge A Message from Doug Beebe, Benchmark President/CEO I had a thought a while ago that […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2020

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! Benchmark Celebrates 60 Years! By: Doug Beebe, President/CEO On January 6, 2020, our company turned 60. What began in 1960 as Anthony […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2019

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! From the Front Lines Debbie Fischer, DSP, Dayton, OH What is the best part of your job? Seeing the people […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2019

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share with Courtney Heiser or Simon May any stories you would like to include in a future issue! Seeking Potential By Doug Beebe, Benchmark President Many of you have heard and seen our mission statement: “The mission of Benchmark Human […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2019

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share with Courtney Heiser or Simon May any stories you would like to include in a future issue! From the Front Lines Darlene Johnson, DSP, Ohio Day Services What is the best part of your job? Being able […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2019

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! From the Front Lines Melissa Martinez, Service Coordinator, Early Steps program, Florida What is the best part of your job? […] Read More

Fourth Quarter Thrive – October, 2018

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share any stories you would like to include in a future issue with Courtney Heiser or Simon May! From the Front Lines Teona Sewell, DSP, Maryland What is the best part of your job? The best part of […] Read More

Third Quarter Thrive – July, 2018

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share with Courtney Heiser or Simon May any stories you would like to include in a future issue! From the Front Lines Donald Miller, DSP, Lima, OH What is the best part of your job? Interacting and building […] Read More

Second Quarter Thrive – April, 2018

Welcome to the electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Enjoy, and please share with Courtney Heiser or Simon May any stories you would like to include in a future issue! From the Front Lines Helen Cluff, Occupational Therapist, Fairfax, VA What is the best part of your job? I love seeing […] Read More

First Quarter Thrive – January, 2018

Welcome to the first electronic edition of Thrive, the Benchmark employee newsletter. Moving forward, expect all of the inspiring content you used to receive quarterly in your paycheck to come your way via email. Enjoy, and please share with Courtney Heiser or Simon May any stories you would like to include in a future issue! […] Read More

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