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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.
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.
On 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:
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.
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!