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Amplifying Their Voice

It was while on a trip to the South Dakota legislature this spring that Black Hills Works President and CEO Brad Saathoff was reminded of how important it is for people with disabilities to be heard....

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Business Receives National Recognition For Employing People With Disabilities

Black Hills Corporation has been a tremendous partner of Black Hills Works.

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Gardening skills blossom at GrowWorks

Black Hills Works is always seeking to customize employment opportunities for people supported. A new social enterprise venture, GrowWorks, is in direct response to an interest in gardening that people supported have asked for—while also providing a new service to Rapid City.

Connie Whitley, who was one of the Outstanding Achievement Award winners at the Black Hills Works Gala in 2013 and the 2011 Artist of the Year, recently added another to her long list of accomplishments. She wrote and published a book, Finding Happiness, in which she tells her story and shares encouragement and wisdom for people with disabilities, as well as the employees, families, and others who support them. In 2014, another dream came true for Connie when she and her sweetheart Jim Nelson held a commitment ceremony at Canyon Lake Park, surrounded by family and friends.