Award Honors Success in Sustaining and Increasing Employment for People Who Are Blind
February 2, 2019, Wichita Falls, Texas – Beacon Lighthouse was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2018 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes Beacon Lighthouse’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.
“Beacon Lighthouse is doing an outstanding job creating U.S.-based career opportunities for people who are blind,” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch. “This is a great example of the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind working in Wichita Falls, Texas and across the country.”
Beacon’s President and CEO Arthur “Buddy” Edgemon has dedicated over 30 years aiding to increased the growth, retention and upward mobility for the blind and visually impaired and today we are proud to present Beacon with this award.