We are strong.
We climb barriers like mountains and camp at the top.
We provide excellent customer service because we would want the same.
After all, we are all the same.
We want pleasant experiences, great coffee and comfort.
Who are we? We are the Visually Impaired Community. We are each unique in our level of vision, just as you are. We enjoy much of the same things as sighted folks. We can’t stand being told we can’t do something simply because we are “blind”. We are people; individuals, parents, baristas, friends, therapists, scholars, and leaders. We are what makes 33 & Elm Coffee House stand out, besides our captivating coffee concoctions, that is!
We are here to represent strength in teamwork and the beauty of diversity. We are a community.
For more information, please visit Industries of the Blind’s website.
To eliminate all barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired.
To provide opportunities for employment and personal development for people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve greater independence.
Build strong relationships and work collaboratively with customers, suppliers, the community and our associates.
Achieve excellence by continually providing opportunities for the organization, encouraging empowerment and teamwork of associates, and providing a positive work environment.
Demonstrate respect for all.
Encouraging open communications through working in a transparent manner to foster and encourage new perspectives and ideas and also to provide information throughout IOB.
Act with integrity. We will, at all times, behave in an ethical and trustworthy manner guided by our values, beliefs and mission.
Be responsible and accountable. We will take ownership for our actions and be fiscally accountable to ensure long-term viability.
The folks who make up Industries of the Blind are glad to be here. It’s not just because of our mission or that productive work is fulfilling. It’s also because we all participate in deciding how this organization is run. We are a unified organization that makes decisions together, as more of a family because what binds us is more than just a job. It’s our mission and our independence.
While the business operates with defined plans based on our strategy, we regularly get together to discuss operations and suggest improvements. We all know that the open exchange of ideas leads to continual improvement. That’s the foundation a good relationship is built on and we’re in it for the long run.
We’re proud to be part of this incredible mission and continued growth. Limitations are far and few when you put the right people together with the right drive. We enjoy watching people grow into their potential and help others do the same. One hand helping another never disappoints.
Likes: coffee, yoga, rocks and creeks, the beach, baking
Dislikes: Brussel Sprouts (sorry, mom), being hurtful to anything or anyone