NYSID Honors Local Biz

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NYSID_081514BBrent Matthew Lillard, a graphic designer with The Nicholas Center for Autism and Spectrum Designs Foundation in Port Washington, has been named the 2014 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award recipients by New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID).  Eduardo Lopez, a porter with AHRC also received the award.

The 2014 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients and all 2014 Joslin Outstanding Performers will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Monday, September 8 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs. That evening, NYSID also will kick off its year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of its founding.

Lillard is a graphic artist who works in the custom apparel program at The Nicholas Center for Autism and Spectrum Designs Foundation, one of NYSID’s newest member agencies.

NYSID is a not-for-profit business which administers Preferred Source contracts for products and services in support of state and local government procurement budgets. Its mission is “Turning business opportunities into JOBS for New Yorkers with disabilities.”

Established in 1975, NYSID is a registered 501(c)(3) Not for Profit which creates employment opportunities for nearly 7,000 New Yorkers with disabilities annually. Its offerings are approved by the NYS Office of General Services and include janitorial, document imaging, industrial laundry, office temps, and other services, as well as a wide range of products assembled, packaged and/or manufactured by people with disabilities. NYSID’s community rehabilitation member agencies and private sector business partners are located throughout the state, providing vocational assistance programs to their respective communities. For more information, visit http://www.nysid.org.

 

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