Business Testimonials

  • Tops Friendly Markets

    “Tops is proud to be a leading partner in ACHIEVE’S effort to match skilled workers with disabilities to jobs and career paths which provide them ample opportunity to lead their lives with confidence and a greater sense of self-worth,” says Tami Appleby, Store Manager. “Recognizing the full working potential of people with special needs makes sense and helps us grow not only as a business but as a community.”  

  • Cuba Memorial Hospital

    “Cuba Memorial Hospital is pleased to have hired many of ACHIEVE’s skilled job seekers over the years; many participants have worked in the dietary department of the hospital for several years with great success before moving on to other jobs. We look forward to continuing to work closely with ACHIEVE to create strong work opportunities for people with special needs in an environment that helps them succeed,” says Mary Burkett, Dietary Services Manager.

  • Burger King

    "Burger King is an atmosphere that blends different people together and gets them to work together," says Tim Condon, Burger King Manager. "I have been hiring individuals with disabilities to work for me for over 20 years. Hiring individuals with disabilities bodies well for the future of my, as well as other local businesses by strengthening the community."

  • The Alfred Town Hall

    The Alfred Town Hall and its manager Janet Higgins have recently hired a person with a disability. Along with several other local businesses working with Allegany Arc, it is the first time they have done this. Mrs. Higgins explained that they take care of the new employee like family. She feels they have been connected with a person who maintains a great attitude about working. Though the business has not changed, they have added an asset to their workforce.

  • Almond NY Post Office

    Kim Blitz, Manager of the Almond NY Post Office, explains that they had never hired an individual with a disability to work at the post office before now, but has since suggested it to other businesses. "It is great having someone that is always here and reliable. Having worked in other places where it has been hard to find people it is great to see an individual take pride in what they do and are willing to take the time to do their job the way it is expected to be done," she says.

  • Wellsville Redemption Center

    "Employees at the Redemption Center have found a place where they can do rewarding work while enjoying the job and the company of peers," says Wellsville Redemption Center Manager Gary Hoernig. The Redemption Center currently employs 10 individuals with disabilities. "It gives them a sense of accomplishment and ownership to know they're producing something that is going to benefit others," says Mr. Hoernig.