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WNIS Interview With Harry McCoy

Harry McCoyAt age 94, Harry McCoy isn’t ready to slow down. A retired Norfolk attorney and member of the Norfolk Rotary Club, Mr. McCoy has fond and very sharp memories of Mrs. Eggleston. He has maintained a scrapbook of photos of Mrs. Eggleston from the 1930’s. “Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston were like family to me,” recalls Mr. McCoy. “My parents were very close with Aubrey and Louise Eggleston and I called her “Aunt Louise.” We lived across the street and I remember the good things Mrs. Eggleston was doing many years before she became involved with the Tidewater Vocational Center which they later renamed Eggleston in her honor.”

To hear Mr. McCoy’s remembrances of Louise W. Eggleston you can use the audio player below.

Jan. 10 – Attention Employees and associates

Attention Eggleston Employees:

For Tuesday Jan. 10, since all public schools will be closed:

Day supports – closed- liberal leave

Work sites – use your best judgement if you should close, but offer liberal leave to staff

Residential, government sites, other Alpha personnel – please report as normal.

Doug Clark Wins Corvette Raffle

The Corvette raffle drawing to benefit Warrior Bridge was held on November 11th. Doug Clark of Carrolton, VA won the 1975 Warrior Bridge Corvette. The winning ticket # was 0051 and was drawn by Eggleston Automotive Employee Reggie Cray.

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Warrior Bridge Corvette Raffle Drawing – Nov 11th, 10 AM

Join us on November 11th, 10 AM at Eggleston Automotive Center located at 3525 North Military Highway for the Warrior Bridge 1975 Corvette raffle drawing!  Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket benefiting Warrior Bridge, an Eggleston Community Resource.

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View Corvette Specifications

The Warrior Bridge Corvette is a custom rebuild. The vehicle is awarded as is, with no warranty. Eggleston assumes no responsibility for any repair or further modification. Winner responsible for titling fees and taxes. It can currently be titled as an antique, not a vehicle for daily use. Drawing will take place Nov. 11, 2016. Ticket sales deadline is 4 PM on November 9th. Ticket sales are now closed. A complete set of rules and regulations may be found at www.egglestonservices.org Warrior Bridge is a division of Eggleston, 1161 Ingleside Rd. Norfolk, VA 23502 Fed ID 54-0602238

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Eggleston today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “InclusionWorks.”

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider variety of tools to confront challenges,” said Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “Our nation’s most successful companies proudly make inclusion a core value. They know that inclusion works. It works for workers, it works for employers, it works for opportunity, and it works for innovation.”

Reflecting this year’s theme, throughout the month, Eggleston will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate the public on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include tours of several of Eggleston’s facilities employing people with disabilities.

“Eggleston is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Paul Atkinson, President & CEO. “We want to spread the important message that we value the diverse perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities.”
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting www.dol.gov/ndeam.

Retail Alliance and Retail Breakfast Club

Eggleston has joined the Retail Alliance of Hampton Roads and recently made a presentation to the alliance Breakfast Club. Document Conversion Manger Sandra Witherow, Manager of Business Services Jerry Archer and Embroidery Supervisor Julie Waltz spoke about their respective operations. Eggleston’s Document Management Services, Business Fulfillment Services, Custom Embroidery and Screen-printing operations offer valuable products and services and employ persons with disabilities.

Eggleston is participating in the Retail Alliance LOVEVA local business program which provides rewards to all customers for shopping at Eggleston and other participating local businesses. For more details, please visit: www.retailalliance.com.

Eggleston and Retail Alliance

Pam Frazer at Autism Awareness: The Prism of Understanding

Pam Frazer, Program Manager, Eggleston Peninsula Division recently attended the 2016 Autism conference in Charlottesville, VA and met Dr. Temple Grandin. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Dr. Grandin is a noted author, speaker and animal scientist who teaches at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin was the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film, entitled Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes as Dr. Grandin. The movie was released in 2010, was nominated for 15 Emmys, and received five awards.

Autism Awareness: The Prism of Understanding

Food Service Worker Marie Johnson advocates in Washington, DC.

13435494_10154277543167884_2928466152096501567_nCongratulations to Food Service Worker Marie Johnson for her excellence in advocacy as she represented Eggleston last week at the SourceAmerica Grassroots Advocacy Conference. Marie traveled to Washington DC accompanied by Eggleston Vice President of Government Contracts Chris Hoagland and Human Resource Coordinator Alice Arney.

The annual awareness campaign takes place every June in Washington, D.C. Throughout the three-day conference, Eggleston engaged in a variety of grassroots advocacy activities to educate members of Congress on disability employment issues and the role they must play in fostering an inclusive work culture.

Marie met with representatives and staff for Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Mark Warner, Representative Randy Forbes, Representative Rob Wittman, and Representative Bobby Scott.