D&BFULFILLAMENT GRANT WINNERS: Dena AuCoin and Brian Berger of Cedar, MI!
THE IMPACTFUL, GOOD IDEA: A program designed to help educate business owners to effectively hire, train, and retain adults with special needs. The program goal is to help improve the self-worth of adults with special needs and their ability to be a contributing member of their community. With this program, businesses will be able to successfully employ this population by identifying individual strengths & applying them within a specific employment environment.
DENA & BRIAN: Both special needs teachers, and have spent years as impassioned advocates for this population.
$500 GRANT: they will use to create pilot materials for the skill matching program

Dena and Brian will also receive some pro bono time from Fulfillament organizers The Conscious Entrepreneur and Thrive to help develop their idea and put it into action!

Fulfillament is a storytelling event that took place in Traverse City on January 15, 2015.  Five storytellers from the Grand Traverse business community took the stage to tell how they found fulfillment in their journey- the inside story.  Each storyteller issued a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment.  At the end of the night, audience members individually selected a challenge, and connections were made to hold one another accountable to that.  Audience members submitted and application for a $500 grant for good idea that needs some help to get it moving.  


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