NCI Works Hosts Annual Awards

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NCI Works hosted their annual awards and employer conference September 28th at the Mendota Civic Center. Among those receiving recognition was The Good Samaritan Society of Mt. Carroll. Good Samaritan Society received the Business Leadership Award for their work with a young BEST, Inc. customer through the On-The-Job Training Program in their maintenance department. Receiving Individual Achievement Awards for successfully completing their training programs were: Alysah Adams (Mount Carroll), Anthoni Patten (Morrison), and Ashley Stuve (Savanna).  Ashley was also recognized in September by the Illinois Workforce Partnership for her success at Clinton Community College and her subsequent employment at Metform in Savanna, IL.  Staff, NCI Works and BEST Board/Chief Elected Officials were also recognized for their commitment to workforce development. They included: BEST, Inc. employees Carrie Folken (Ottawa) for 25 years of service and Paige Fritz (Sterling) for 30 years of service; Sara Escatel (IL Valley Community College), Linda Hessenberger (Central Bank), Cary Robbins (Sterling Steel), and DeAnne White (Sinnissippi) all for 10 years of service on NCI Works; and James Duffy (Whiteside County Board Chair), Kim Gouker (Ogle County Board Chair), Kevin Reibel (Carroll County Board Chair), and Ron Smith (Jo Daviess County Board) for 5 years of service to BEST, Inc. as BEST Board members and Chief Elected Officials.


Dianna Schuler
1550 First Ave
Ottawa, IL 61350



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