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Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:06

Brian's Path to Success!

On our next Path to Success, we hear from Brian, an individual with a diverse ability, who works at The Prestwick Group in Sussex, WI. Brian helps with data entry and filing. He is great worker and his supervisors, Karen and Jackie, enjoy having him on their team and said that he always makes their day. 

 

Next on our Path to Success, Tom sits down with Karen and Jackie from The Prestwick Group. Together, they express their appreciation for Brian, an employee with diverse abilities, who works with them in the accounts receivable department. Jackie noted, "He makes my day more enjoyable!" Watch the video!

 

This was made possible through support from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

 

Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:53

Matt's Path to Success: Maynard, Supervisor

We're back at Marty's Pizza in Delafield and this time Tom sits down with general manager, Maynard. Hear him speak on not getting caught up in misconceptions, but to instead take the time to get involved in a person's life.

 

Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:51

Matt's Path to Success!

Our Path to Success continues with Matt, an amazing young individual (and pizza maker!) who works at Marty's Pizza in Delafield. Watch his interview with Tom Pipines and his advice on not giving up.

This was made possible through support from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:39

United Way Chili Cook-off Winner

Opportunities, Inc. received first place overall in United Way of Jefferson & N. Walworth Counties Annual Chili Cook-off on November 10, 2018.

 

Each year, United Way hosts a chili cook-off following the Fort Atkinson Holiday Parade. Last year, Opportunities, Inc. placed 2nd with their buffalo chicken chili. This year, the agency’s Community Employment team was beyond thrilled to have placed 1st with their unique pizza chili recipe.

 

Opportunities, Inc.’s Connection program also participated in the chili cook-off. Although they did not place, their chili and display table was very creative and decorated by its program participants.

 

Opportunities, Inc. has been a proud supporter of its local United Way for over 39 years. Aside from taking part in an annual corporate campaign drive the agency also shows its support through community events and having a member of their board of directors. Opportunities, Inc.’s Community Employment is a customized job placement program where individuals with diverse abilities are matched with employers who best suite their career interests and skills.

 

Dream Team resized

Opportunities, Inc. Community Employment representatives

Front Row: Debra Hermsmeier, Andre, Ingrid Yunck, Lee Janny, Robin Kennedy

Back Row: Michael Hermsmeier, Wendy, Willy and Joe Schmidt 

 

Connections Team resized

Opportunities, Inc. Connections representatives

Jenny Rechlin, Jane Benisch, Nikki Kozak and Melissa Jaeggi

 

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:07

Nathaniel's Path the Success: Don, Supervisor

Next on Opportunities, Inc.'s Path to Success Tom sits down with Don Clough, Steinhafels Warehouse Operations Manager. Hear Don's powerful testimonial and how he describes Nathaniel, an employee with diverse abilities. 

 

 

This was made possible through support from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:30

Nathaniel's Path to Success!

Our next Path to Success video spotlights Nathaniel. Nathaniel is a great, hard working employee at Steinhafels in Waukesha. Check out his interview with Tom Pipines...

 

Opportunities, Inc. Custom Design and Print Services recently added a new digital press to their fleet to provide their customers with high-quality production capabilities.

Delivering top performance product is important to Opportunities, Inc. print services team. For the eleventh year in a row, the team has received Daily Jefferson County Union’s Best of the Area award for Best Commercial Printer. This new digital color production system has industry-leading features that offers professional finishing options, fast turn-around times and vivid clarity.

“I’ve always been pleased with our finished product and the customer service is by far outstanding,” said Rochelle Mitchell, VP Marketing Director, PremierBank. “They bend over backwards for me and the bank. I rely on the fact that they get me and know what I’m looking for.”

An additional advantage of Opportunities, Inc.’s print division is their mission and involvement in serving individuals with diverse abilities. By utilizing their services, community members and businesses are providing training opportunities for individuals with diverse abilities.

Customers can also get their orders delivered. Individuals within Opportunities, Inc.’s Connections program are thrilled to personally deliver orders directly to the customer.

 “We enjoy getting our orders delivered by Opportunities, Inc. participants,” said Barb Kersten, Co-owner/Stylist, B.E. Hive Hair Salon. “They always have a smile on their face, which makes us and our clients smile. With being busy, it’s very nice to have our orders delivered.”

Joel N., participant of Opportunities, Inc. Connections program, stated, “I like to deliver the print orders because I like to help people.”  

From copies to business cards to large banners and car magnets, Opportunities, Inc. Custom Design and Print Services has been providing top service for over 30 years.

 

OI DigitalPress

Tracy Jordan, team member of Opportunities, Inc. Custom Design and Print Services, using the new digital press to provide customers with high-quality, fast turn-around product.

 

BE Hive Delivery

Barb Kersten, Co-owner/Stylist of B.E. Hive Hair Salon in Jefferson, receiving their recent order of letterhead from Joel, participant of Opportunities, Inc. Connections program.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:35

Jacob's Path to Success: Rachele, mother

Opportunities, Inc.'s Path to Success continues with Jacob's mother, Rachele. Jacob is a Clubhouse Landscape Specialist at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club in Fort Atkinson and has been doing an outstanding job! Hear what his mother has to say. 

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:31

Jacob's Path to Success: Matthew

Opportunities, Inc.'s Path to Success video featuring Matthew Reel, general manager and director, of Koshkonong Mounds Country Club in Fort Atkinson.

"Jacob is our superstar," said Matt. Listen to an amazing testimonial on hiring individuals with diverse abilities. 

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