Northern lights Gallery has been named Wisconsin’s Small Employer of the year by the Wisconsin Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE).
APSE focuses on career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Northern Lights was nominated by Careers Industries for providing work and training opportunities along with the sale of artwork produced by Careers Industries clients.
Northern Lights, 423 Main St., also has worked with Lakeside Curative Center and supported orphans in Tanzania through sales of artwork produced by the orphans, with all of the proceeds returned to them to further their education and improve living conditions.
Jack and Pam Viroglio, owners of Northern Lights Gallery, said their business model from the start included supporting organizations whose efforts make the community a better place to live for all.
The award was presented at the APSE meeting on Nov. 2 in Elkhart Lake.
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