RhinoSystems, Inc. Wins Prestigious Small Business Partnership Award
RhinoSystems, Inc. (RSI), the developer of Naväge Nasal Care, received the prestigious Small Business Partnership Award from SourceAmerica for its employment of individuals with significant disabilities. RSI has been in partnership with Vocational Guidance Services of Cleveland (VGS) since 2013, placing individuals with physical and mental disabilities in various employment roles at its Brooklyn Heights manufacturing and distribution facility.
RSI will receive the award on Thursday, July 13th at its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, from Chris Stream, SourceAmerica’s Executive Director, Navy Accounts Team/Chicago Field Office. RSI was selected by SourceAmerica from among small businesses across the country for its efforts to promote individuals with significant disabilities in the workplace.
“This award really belongs to our VGS associates. They are simply extraordinary – they love their work, they love each other, and they love our company. Frankly, they make all of us at RSI better people, and we’re honored to be associated with them,” said Martin Hoke, founder and president of RSI, the creator of Naväge Nasal Care.
RSI has collaborated with VGS, an Ohio non-profit vocational rehabilitation agency, since 2013 to engage individuals with disabilities. “We are so fortunate to have found such a great partner in VGS,” explained Martin Hoke. “Without their support, we never would have known how to make this happen.”
VGS Presents Partner in Rehabilitation Award to RhinoSystems
When RSI was given this award, there were seven individuals with developmental challenges working here. That number has since risen to 28 in July, 2017. We’re proud and delighted that these folks are highly valued members of Team Naväge.
More importantly however, not only do we recognize their obvious contributions to our company, but we also believe that at a subtler level they’re a big part of our growth and success. If you could spend even a few minutes on the production floor with them, we think you would know what we mean. It’s very, very special to have these folks on our team.
With a history that dates back to 1890 in Cleveland, Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency that provides a full range of vocational rehabilitation services including job training, transitional employment, and job placement for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Its mission is: Preparing People with Barriers to Employment for a Brighter Future. VGS serves nearly 3,800 individuals each year in 26 counties throughout the state of Ohio, with facilities on both the east and west sides of Cleveland as well as in Elyria, Painesville, and Columbus. VGS is changing lives and strengthening our communities through services that educate, empower, and provide the opportunity to earn a paycheck.