NYSID Honors Area Individuals With Disabilities for Employment Excellence

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Elmira, NY – The Arc of Chemung announces that Gary Soule (Elmira), a person supported by the agency, was among 58 statewide 2017 Joslin Outstanding Performers  recognized through New York State Industries for the  Disabled, Inc’s (NYSID) annual people-centered awards program. Gary is being recognized for his custodial and landscaping work though Southern Tier Industries (STI).


“Gary is an outstanding member of the STI Mobile Work Crew,” said Tom Harrigan, Mobile Work Crew Manager. “Gary has became a role model with his easy-going, friendly spirit, and dedication to always show up for work.” 


STI, a division of The Arc of Chemung, provides training and employment opportunities to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. STI is dedicated to developing vocational skills and work habits in order for individuals we support to be employed at local businesses. To date, 172 individuals in Chemung County receive supports from STI. 


NYSID is a not-for-profit business which administers Preferred Source contracts for products and services in support of state and local government procurement budgets.


NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program  celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. More than 700 individuals have been named Joslin Outstanding Performers since 2004. All Outstanding  Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook. 

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