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We're all moved into our new facilities, and are excited to show them off! Join us on April 30 for an Information Open House beginning at 2 o'clock. The Formal Open House gets underway at 4 o'clock with a program at 4:30pm.

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We Won!

Ability Works is one of the leading providers of services to adults with developmental disabilities in Ohio. But last month, Ability Works learned that they are also one of the best in Ohio at portraying individuals served with dignity and status through their public relations and communications.

Ability Works' 5 Ohio Public Image awardsOn Thursday March 12th, Ability Works received five awards from Ohio Public Images (OPI). Together with the Ohio Super-intendents of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, OPI held its annual Awareness Awards luncheon in Columbus, Ohio. In attendance were representatives of more than 90 public and private agencies. Many of these organizations had submitted samples of communications projects in 24 different categories, ranging from print journalism to photography, broadcast media, public relations, web design, social media and collaborative work. Over 200 nominations were received this year.

Ability Works, in conjunction with The Krabill Marketing Group (KMG), submitted in six categories and received awards in five of those six:

  • Overall Awareness Efforts: The Together Campaign This award recognized Ability Works' overall communications campaign. In the words of the judges, The Together Campaign was "a well planned and executed campaign to raise awareness of individuals with developmental disabilities." It included myriad communications tools such as publications, broadcast media, web work, social media and events. The award was made to Ability Works.
  • Broadcast Public Service Announcement : The Together Campaign Working with Buckeye CableSystem, Ability Works and KMG developed a combination of a 30-second spot, a four-minute video and a long form video. The award was given to Ability Works.
  • Publication: CapAbilities Recognizing Ability Works' need to communicate regularly with a variety of audiences, KMG worked with The ArtD'partment to develop a large format, colorful publication that told the story of what Ability Works does every day. The judges saw CapAbilities as "appealing and easy to read." It is published quarterly and distributed to donors, public officials and community leaders. The award was given to Jeff Krabill of KMG.
  • Website: www.ability-works.com The Ability Works website, built by The ArtD'partment, serves many purposes: To deliver basic information, to serve as an employment platform, to announce coming activities and to recruit business interest for Ability Works' products and clients. OPI referred to the work as an "outstanding" website, and that it "boasts easy navigation and ADA prompt requirements." The integration of blogs, Facebook and Twitter feeds really stood out as noteworthy for OPI's panel of judges as well. The award was given to Jeff Krabill of KMG.
  • Social Media Usage This campaign, designed by Ryan Whaley of Green Door MediaWorks, linked Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube to carry Ability Works' message to a larger public. The goal was to make Ability Works "a part of everyday conversation," and the effort earned Jeff Krabill and KMG the Award of Excellence.

Allison Young, Jeff Krabill, and Laura LaGodney accept their OPI awards.Speaking after receiving the five awards, Allison Young, CEO of Ability Works commented, "This is really flattering. We always felt that our efforts to raise awareness for our agency and our programs was working. But learning that professionals in the field of communication felt that this work was award worthy is really special." Mrs. Young went on to say, "We were really blessed to have a remarkable team of professionals helping us do all this. Chief among those was Jeff Krabill from The Krabill Marketing Group. He was the architect that first put together our marketing campaign, then pulled together the very best local professionals to help with that campaign. Ryan Whaley of Green Door MediaWorks did outstanding social media work, and the design team at The ArtD'partment (Eric Winkel and Lesley Hunt) helped Jeff put together the branding so necessary for a modern marketing program as well as many of the program components."

Laura LaGodney, COO at Ability Works, was also ecstatic with the awards. "At the heart of any marketing campaign is a good product. Ability Works has been recognized for over 40 years for the quality of its services for adults with developmental disabilities. We have a wonderful staff and serve some really special clients. Because of the various marketing efforts, Ability Works is now well known and its programs are well understood. So, the OPI awards were very gratifying."

Persons wishing to learn more about these specific awards or the work of Ohio Public Images should visit the group's website.

The 2015 Passion for People Event was a great success!

Thank you to all who attended. 125 people enjoyed the evening filled with food, friends, and dancing. We raised $11,210. The value to our clients? Priceless!