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October 21, 2013

A.V.R.E. and Copy Paper Team Shine at Annual Meeting

Category: General — NYSID @ 2:29 pm

Congratulations to A.V.R.E. in Binghamton for receiving the Member Agency of the Year Award, and to its Copy Paper Team for receiving the Employee of the Year Award, on September 16 during NYSID’s Annual Meeting 2013 at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

Luigi DiRusso, A.V.R.E. Copy Paper Team

More than 200 people attended the Annual Meeting; the theme was “Empowering New Yorkers, Supporting New York.”

A.V.R.E. created nine jobs through its copy paper contract, demonstrating collaboration with NYSID and job creation in an economically challenged area.

A private, non-profit organization, A.V.R.E. serves people with sustained and severe vision loss. People of all ages, from infants to seniors, benefit from its services. A.V.R.E. offers a range of learning, living and working options for people with sustained and severe vision loss. A.V.R.E. works with individuals who live in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties, as well as the Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga.

Luigi DiRusso accepted the Employee of the Year Award on behalf of his colleagues.

“I’m honored. It’s a pleasure to be up here to accept this wonderful award,” he said. “My biggest thanks go to our team. They’re great to work with, from senior management to the operators. We work well together, we like coming to work every single day and having the opportunity to make paper for NYSID.”

To view a short video profiling A.V.R.E. and its Copy Paper Team, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmbPO70jmac&feature=c4-overview&list=UUW_kBIXeFL9Sh6sx2jhln6w.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in recognizing the importance of a diverse New York workforce which includes Preferred Source workers at NYSID member agencies!


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