Happy Holidays from NIB!

As 2021 draws to a close, NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies wish you and yours a pleasant holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2022. The NIB Connection will return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

NIB Hosts Orientation for New Agency Executives

Last week, NIB hosted 26 new associated nonprofit agency leaders at NIB headquarters for New Executive Orientation (NEO). NIB hosts NEO each year to provide new members of the executive teams at associated agencies an introduction to NIB senior leadership and other key stakeholders, as well as an overview of how NIB can support their […]

Quality Work Environment Improves Workplaces

Launched in June 2010, the Quality Work Environment (QWE) program is an initiative of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission® that focuses on skill development and upward career mobility for employees who are blind. Recognizing that dynamic work environments require a flexible and continuous approach to improvement, the AbilityOne Commission developed the QWE program to help NIB […]

Happy Thanksgiving

NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.

NIB Recognizes High-Performing Agencies

Each year, NIB recognizes associated nonprofit agencies for outstanding efforts to carry out our mission in three categories: Overall achievement, the Quality Work Environment initiative, and AbilityOne Base Supply Centers®. Overall Achievement NIB recognizes three associated agencies that achieve excellence in compliance, contract performance, and efforts to retain or increase employment for people who are […]

A Veteran’s Life of Service

“Being blind doesn’t stop me from serving my country,” says Scott Smith, U.S. Navy veteran, 2020 Employee of the Year from NIB associated agency IFB Solutions, and an outspoken advocate for people who are blind. Smith followed two generations of his family into the Navy, serving for four years as a boiler technician in the […]

Supporting Military Families—Part II

The National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Military Resale (MR) program supports two of the best perks available to military personnel, retirees, and their families: The commissaries and exchanges found on military bases, which sell groceries and goods at substantial savings to help families stretch their budgets. Approximately 400 people who are blind working across […]

Supporting Military Families—Part I

Two of the best perks available to military personnel, their families, and retirees are the commissaries and exchanges found on military bases. Commissaries — the equivalent of grocery stores — and exchanges — the equivalent of a department stores — sell goods at substantial savings, helping military families stretch their budgets. Products produced in National […]

NIB President Named to List of Influential Virginia Leaders

National Industries for the Blind President and CEO Kevin Lynch was recently recognized by Virginia Business magazine as a member of its “Virginia 500” list. The Virginia 500 list acknowledges influential leaders throughout the state of Virginia who are making meaningful impacts in their communities. Virginia Business magazine covers news and economic activity in every […]

Dive into the Opportunity Magazine Archive

Opportunity, the award-winning magazine published by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), covers news and developments at NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies. The publication also tells the stories of people who are blind – their careers and capabilities, and the difference meaningful employment has made in their lives. One Opportunity article that brings all […]