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2018 CFO of the Year: Marv Hannon, Minnesota Diversified Industries Inc.

On November 15, MDI CFO Marv Hannon, was recognized at an award luncheon by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a CFO of the Year.  Below is an accompanying article. Congratulations to Marv and his dedication to MDI's mission of serving people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services. 

As the father of an adult son with disabilities, ...

Give to the Max

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives of people with disabilities....

Transforming our workforce by making it more accessible

Back in 2000, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce surveyed our business community in order to understand what challenges they were facing. We heard overwhelmingly that organizations and businesses were struggling to find people with the correct skill sets to fill available jobs – skills that did not require a four-year degree, but rather technical, vocational skills. As the president and...

Recognizing the contributions of workers with disabilities

My name is Steve Reinardy, and I was born with Familial Muscular Dystrophy and a stuttering defect – but that’s not how I define myself. I’ve always been motivated to learn and have a strong desire to succeed. Through hard work and getting the support I needed, I graduated from Hastings High School with a 3.7 GPA in 1990. Despite my successes in school, my adult life has been challenging because it’s hard for a person with disabilities to get a job...