ProAct, Inc.



ProAct, 3195 Neil Armstrong Boulevard,  Eagan, Minnesota  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.  

November 2014

In This Issue
Job opportunities?
Exercise boost
New products
'Give to the Max' effort nears
Gifts to purchase overhead lift systems to assist ProAct participants are just one way that people can help ProAct through

The disabilities nonprofit is also seeking funds to help purchase wheelchair equipped buses that are crucial to ProAct's operations.

Making it easy to give during the November 13 event, the charity promotion is put on by GiveMN.  It offers convenient online gift tracking and a regular payment option for donors.

Lake City paper recognizes winner
Linda Weinmann, right, with Darren Dahling at the annual recognition banquet, was featured in the Lake City Graphic. 
Linda Weinmann, above right, with Darren Dahling at the annual recognition banquet, was featured in the Lake City Graphic.

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Job candidates offer skills to area employers
ProAct has an experienced office and clerical worker and another job candidate seeking an entry-level line cook position.  Do you know of any organizations that are hiring?

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With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis., ProAct, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities and other challenges for more than 40 years.
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Employers of the Year named for Eagan, Red Wing

Andrew Volna, right, president of Noiseland Industries, is recognized by Greg Pechman, ProAct sales manager.

Several employers who have seen the value of making people with disabilities part of their workforce have earned "Employer of

Allan Funk, above right, owner of Eagan Hardware Hank, received an award from Heather Deutschlaender, ProAct employment manager. Hardware hank won for the Vocational Partner category.

the Year" honors from ProAct in Eagan and Red Wing.


Eagan's 2014 recipients are Dianne's Custom Candles of

Burnsville, Eagan Hardware Hank, the McDonald's restaurant near Eagan's new outlet mall and Noiseland Industries, based in Minneapolis.     

Dianne's Custom Candles is a high quality candle manufacturer in Burnsville.  Eagan Hardware Hank has offered work experiences to ProAct consumers for more than a decade, McDonald's has employed people from ProAct for several years and Noiseland has used ProAct to prepare and package more than 260,000 vinyl albums.  More on Eagan winners 


Kyle Adams shared details about this year's winners in Red Wing.

In Red Wing, honors went to Airtex Design Group of Minneapolis and Paul's Industrial Garage in Hager City, Wis.  Airtex is a manufacturer of textiles and P.I.G. hired a daily crew and supervisor in the spring of 2013 to help sort recyclable glass, plastic and aluminum collected from area homes.


More on Red Wing winners 








Eagan bus drivers want to know

ProAct's transportation department is asking Eagan consumers and their residences to be sure to alert bus drivers when a participant is not coming home via bus on a particular afternoon.  Each driver has a cell phone that can be used when the vehicle is stopped, and can share the number with riders and their residences.

Steady donor: ULLR Ski for Light gives equipment

Exercise in Red Wing got another boost from the ULLR Ski for
Sally Ogren, above left, accepts a new contribution from ULLR Board Member Nancy Keyes.
Light Foundation, which provided funding for a recumbent exercise bike.

The foundation has a long history of
support, and has contributed more than $10,000 for exercise equipment and accessories to encourage fitness for consumers in the River town.

The Bloomington-based club has about 250 members and is believed to be the only philanthropic ski club in the country, explains Board Member Nancy Keyes.
New ProAct products in Red Wing gain attention  

Priced between $1 and $10, ProAct's new "Creative Creations" products come in a variety of styles.  The consumer made decorative blocks were a hit at the annual Recognition Banquet in Red Wing.  Contact ProAct at 651-388-7108 or email today to learn more.

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