October is here, and once again we are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.T
Please help us in highlighting the accomplishments of all people with disabilities who are employed or have their own business by submitting success stories. We had a great response last year, and are now in search of more great stories as well as updates!
Success stories can be submitted through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/666Z55P.
October 16, 2019: Update… Taiku Greeting Cards Gets a Bold New Look! – Tyrike Brown
Tyrike Brown (aka Ty B) is a self-employed haiku poet at the top of his game. Tyrike started his successful greeting card business, Taiku in 2014. His cards feature original haikus with designs related to the poem, and are great for holiday, birthdays, and special occasions. Ty sells his cards at art and artisan events throughout the Philadelphia area, including at the Cherry Street Pier, Fishtown FestivALE, the East Falls Farmers Market, and Art for the Cash Poor.
In the summer of 2019, he completely revamped his card designs to give his business a fresh look and feel. Since the redesign he has seen a marked increase in card sales. He is currently looking for consignment opportunities with local businesses, and hopes that his cards and poetry, which often draw on personal experiences, bring insight and inspiration to everyone who reads them.
~ update submitted by RHD – ID8