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Rise honors our 2020 Champions of the Mission

Rise honors our 2020 Champions of the Mission

Rise team members are an extraordinary group of individuals who carry out and champion our important mission. Each month, their peers nominate them for a Champion of the Month recognition. From that group of twelve, Rise selected two people to be honored as Champions of the Mission for 2020. Typically,

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We honor these 2020 Rise’ing Stars

We honor these 2020 Rise’ing Stars

Although we were not able to host our Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala in person this year and honor our award recipients, we were still able to recognize four truly great Rise’ing Stars with presentations made by President Lynn Noren and Vice President Tim Dickie at their homes or job location.

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Thanksgiving gifts for a delicious dinner!

Thanksgiving gifts for a delicious dinner!

For the ninth year, employees at Cummins Power Generation raised funds through special events and donations to purchase and grocery shop for all the makings of a complete Thanksgiving dinner, plus a $25 grocery store gift card. Three years ago, Ruan and Bobcat employees joined them in this huge project.

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Donatelle finds Rise workers bring positive energy to their workplace

Donatelle finds Rise workers bring positive energy to their workplace

THROUGHOUT DONATELLE Plastics, Inc.’s expansive, brightly lit manufacturing facility in New Brighton, people are hard at work producing millions of different components and devices to support patients around the world. Rise workers perform a number of subassembly tasks, quality check products, as well as prepare products for packaging and shipping.

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Activar named MOHR’s Outstanding Employer of the Year

Activar named MOHR’s Outstanding Employer of the Year

Rise congratulates  Activar in Bloomington which has won this year’s Outstanding Employer of the Year from MOHR (Minnesota Association of Habilitation and Rehabilitation).
Activar is an American manufacturing and distribution company engaging in construction, plastic, technical, and industrial products and services.
Ten workers from Rise enjoy the fast-pace work environment

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Patty Thurk retires after stellar, rewarding career

Patty Thurk retires after stellar, rewarding career

After an interesting and rewarding career path of her own, Patty Thurk retired from Rise on July 31. In her 14 years as an employment consultant, Patty assisted more than 400 people find jobs that fit their needs and interests, matching them with a good employer so they thrive and

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ADA has tremendous affect on people’s lives for 30 years

ADA has tremendous affect on people’s lives for 30 years

For most of the close to 3,500 people Rise serves each year in its employment, housing supports, and life enrichment programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a profound affect on nearly every aspect of their lives. Rise joins millions of Americans this year in celebrating the ADA’s

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Outstanding Rise DSPs also nominated for MOHR award

Outstanding Rise DSPs also nominated for MOHR award

We were all certainly excited when DSP Katie Whiteford was awarded MOHR’s 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year for the Twin Cities metro area! But Rise had also nominated three other OUTSTANDING people for consideration for this prestigious statewide honor. While they didn’t win this year, they are TRULY

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