National Industries for the Blind Announces Winner of Salmon Employee of the Year Award

Oct 08, 2010, 10:20 ET from National Industries for the Blind

CINCINNATI, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Industries for the Blind (NIB) will honor Joyce Talbert, Bosma Enterprises, as the 2010 Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award Winner during tonight's awards banquet at the "AbilityOne:  People Make it Happen" Annual Training Conference hosted by NIB and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB) in Cincinnati.

The Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award honors employees who excel in their positions at NIB associated agencies.  The award was named for the late Dr. Peter J. Salmon, who was instrumental in the passage of the Wagner O-Day Act and the formation of NIB.

Talbert, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, was selected from a pool of candidates nominated by NIB associated agencies.  At an age when most people contemplate retirement, Talbert, who is blind, earned her GED and went to work.  Besides being trained on a dozen jobs at Bosma, Talbert has represented Bosma at outreach events including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and other community service organizations.

According to Bill Amrine, director of industries at Bosma, "Joyce takes any job assignment and runs with the opportunity ... She is a leader on the production line as well as in the community."

"We are pleased to honor Joyce Talbert with the Salmon Award," said Kevin A. Lynch, NIB president and CEO.  "Her professional dedication and exemplary performance, leadership and 'can-do' attitude in managing her responsibilities set an example from which others can learn."

About National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

NIB's ( mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.  NIB and 89 associated agencies serve as the largest employer for people who are blind by the sale of SKILCRAFT® products and services through the AbilityOne Program.

SOURCE National Industries for the Blind