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Newhope Industries Holds Employer Recognition Breakfast

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/24/2013

Richland Newhope Industries celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, giving added meaning to its annual Employer Recognition Breakfast Thursday morning at the Mansfield Holiday Inn. The theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is "Because we are Equal to the Task", highlighting how people with developmental disabilities are capable of doing a job, and doing it well. Keynote speaker, former Notre Dame and University of Akron football coach Gerry Faust, is impressed with Newhope Industries efforts to work with employers on placing its individuals in jobs. 316 individuals are earning paychecks from 133 area employers, and Newhope Superintendent Liz Prather says the numbers are growing. The industry-based employer of the year is Tasco Thompson and Sons of Crestline. The community employer of the year is Spectrum Behavioral Solutions of Mansfield. The facility-based employees of the year are Sade Smith and Arthur Allen, both of Mansfield. The community-based employee of the year is Abby Sargent of Lexington.

   
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