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Champions of North Carolina
Monthly recognition of those companies around the State that have excelled in programs to hire people with disabilities; expand their vendor diversity by doing business with companies owned and operated by people with disabilities; or made their products and/or services more accessible. If your company is interested in being considered, or you know of a company that should be recognized as one of our “Champions of North Carolina” please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badin Treehouse - A Success Story in Hiring People with Disabilities | Owned by Jodi and James Wahab, the Badin Treehouse is a coffee and art cafe located in Historic downtown Badin, NC. They have hired six of the PWS through Monarch. Four of the PWS that have been hired by the Badin Treehouse Company were hired as dishwashers. One has recently left that position and is planning to return to college in the fall. The other three that were hired by the Badin Treehouse Company were initially hired as basic kitchen help. One of them has moved up to the position of Baker and the other has moved to a Server position. The Badin Treehouse story is not only a business success story....but a success story of talented individuals!
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is filled with history, technology and fans! And during the school year, those fans are greeted and assisted by students from nearby Metro School, a school for young people with disabilities and special needs. While the Hall was designed from the ground up to be accessible to people with disabilities, including the interactive experiences and exhibits, they wanted to do even more to show everyone that comes through the door that they’re welcome and can participate fully in the experiences to be found in the Hall.
Charlotte Douglas Airport is a major hub for employment in our region. Over 20,000 employees call Charlotte Douglas International Airport home. Of those 20,000 you will find the smiling faces and dedicated employees of LIFESPAN. LIFESPAN supports individuals with disabilities in their quest to obtain meaningful work.
Great Wolf Lodge is a fast growing entertainment hotel that has 11 established locations throughout North America. Our lodges’ main focus is to “Create family traditions one family at a time,” which we successfully do on a daily basis. Extensive training is provided to all of our pack members to encourage and empower them to seek continuous improvement in the operation of our lodges both individually and together as a team. Part of our training is to make time for each guest, which can be as simple as taking a family picture for our guests, so no one is left out. Creating these wonderful memories can only be done through our pack of employees.