At Hope Enterprise, tradition of unique excellence continues

Hope Enterprises Inc. held its annual awards dinner recently.

It was a night of very wide smiles and deep pride for those who execute the organization’s mission as well as the families with connections to Hope.

It reminded us of the unique treasure the organization is to our community and region.

Since its founding, Hope Enterprises Inc. has sought to better the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing them with support, programs and services.

It’s easy to forget that when Hope was founded there was no other organization like it in the nation.

Hope Enterprises has truly been a groundbreaking organization in the services it provides. That alone would be laudable.

But the tradition of volunteerism and staff execution and care at the local organization sets it apart.

And with the merger in recent years with the Children’s Development Center, the scope of services has been taken to a new level.

At the recent dinner, some staff members were honored for up to 40 years of work. That’s the sort of dedication that typifies the work at Hope and stands as the foundation for its continuing achievement.