Menands, NY, September 29, 2010: eBizDocs is proud to announce that one of our employees, Ernie Langenwalter, a valued member of our document preparation team, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performers award.
Ernie Langenwalter is a true example of what can be accomplished if we set our minds to it. A champion and fierce competitor both in work as well as in his personal life, when Ernie goes to work every day he brings the same drive and dedication that has earned him more than 20 medals in Special Olympics swimming competitions.
“Ernie is the type of person who always tries to better himself,” said Ed Canary, Director of Operations for Albany-based eBizDocs, which works with state agencies and private sector businesses to convert unwieldy paper documents into digital formats. “He is constantly challenging himself and looking for ways to improve the job he is working on.” Kate Sibson, Job Coach for the Center for Disabilities Services, said, “Ernie is very meticulous in his work. He knows that making it right here helps the rest of the process flow smoothly.”
Among some of the first employees at eBizDocs, Ernie was recruited to work as in 2003 by Howard Gross, President of eBizDocs, who had become acquainted with him when they both worked for a large insurance company located in the Capital District. Since joining the document preparation team, he has helped provide quality document imaging services for the NYS Division of Parole, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Court Administration, and a number of other state government customers under NYSID Preferred Source contracts.
A country-western music fan and history buff, Ernie has saved his money and traveled to such places as the state of Oregon, The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennesee, and the Dollywood Theme Park in West Virginia. His quest to learn more about history and World War II has also led him to Hawaii, where he visited Pearl Harbor.
Ernie is self-sufficient and has his own apartment; he has also hired a tutor to help him expand upon his computer training, in hopes of advancement with the company. He is also a Global Messenger for the Special Olympics, where he helps promote the games as a guest speaker.
Ernie is a truly special person who not only thinks of himself, but is there to help and assist others in overcoming hurdles in the Olympics of life, to believe in
themselves, and to chase and capture their own dreams. He exemplifies the ideal model of success in both his work and personal life by finding a true and honest balance
between the two.
NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. NYSID member agency community rehabilitation centers nominate a ‘Joslin Outstanding Performer’ who best personifies NYSID’s mission of “Turning business Opportunities into JOBS for New Yorkers with disabilities.” All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award of $250.00, and are featured in an annual yearbook. In its seventh year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized 313 Outstanding Performers, and awarded seven of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.
NYSID is a not-for-profit business which administers contracts for goods and services in support of state and local government procurement budgets. In 2010, the company had up to 1,400 contracts underway, creating 6,057 jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities across the state who earned $41 million in Preferred Source wages.