The Heart of Accent
Why choose Accent?
Accent is not your average company; we put people first. We do everything we can to make our customers’ lives easier, empower our employees, have fun at work and support our community.
We’ve been in the printing business for three generations, since our grandfathers returned home from World War II. They instilled in us the value of taking care of our employees and giving back to our community. We proudly support local and national philanthropic organizations, but the cause that is nearest to our hearts is supporting our local Special School District (SSD).
When our oldest son, Gary, was born with a brain abnormality, we became aware of the world of special needs. In raising our son, we learned that fewer than 20% of U.S. adults with special needs are employed. We wanted to improve this statistic and make a difference for our community.
We host three programs that give young adults with special needs an opportunity to learn valuable work and social skills that help them succeed with future employment as well as in life. Teammates spend time learning new skills, making friends, learning how to be part of a team and conquering challenges every day. Accent is proud to participate in these programs:
- Vocational Skills Program (VSP)
- Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)
- Community Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI)
These programs not only positively impact the lives of hundreds of families in our community, but also they inspire our employees and warm the hearts of our clients. Our team is truly energized by these programs and they have changed our perspective on what it means to create an environment that is inclusive of all our employees. Accent is a better, stronger team because we work toward goals together. We’d love to put our team to work for yours, and let you see the power of Accent.
“Individuals with disabilities are significantly underemployed, and finding authentic opportunities to teach young people the skills they need to find and keep employment is a great challenge. This partnership between Special School District and Accent has made a huge difference in the employability of the students we serve. At Accent, our students are exposed to a wide array of transferable job skills, but more importantly, they are learning the soft skills of managing their time, interacting appropriately with coworkers, following workplace rules and advocating for themselves. I have watched our students gain so much confidence working alongside their Accent coworkers and learning that they are capable and valued workers.”
“Businesses are as unique and individualized as people. Attitude is essential for learning to take hold in both. Accent Group Solutions is comprised of amazing employees who create an environment of “family” with respect, acceptance, strong work ethic and so many opportunities to work hard, learn and develop. Good leadership is knowing how to help others be successful. Accent Group Solutions is a strong leader of inclusion and we hope other businesses can learn and also grow from the model Accent has implemented.”