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Bitty & Beau's Coffee is expanding to Charleston, SC.
In 2015 WWAY featured Amy Wright as the extraordinary person of the week. That led to a story about her husband, who employs people with special needs at his business.
We've been following Amy Wright's mission to get meaningful work for folks with intellectual disabilities for a year now. The team is so thankful for everything that has happened in that time frame.
Tuesday morning, the crew of Bitty and Beau's Coffee in Wilmington got some big time news from a national television show.
How someone deals with adversity says a lot about them. For example, you can miss your ride to work shortly after getting your first job ever and decide to be a no show. Or you can be LaShanda Collins...our Extraordinary Person of the Week.
Last year we introduced you to a Wilmington couple that is working to expand opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, they reached a major milestone in their efforts, as Beau's Coffee opened its doors in Wilmington for its first batch of customers.
Two of our recent Extraordinary People of the Week got a nice surprise from the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association(WAHA).
Sometimes it is our very own eyes that blind us. The unknown can be scary. But what if greatness, as many succesful people have said, requires risk. You know, stepping outside your comfort zone. Ben Wright took an extraordinary risk in Wilmington. He walked away from Corporate America to be part of something bigger. To get meaningful work to those who are 'Ready, Willing, and Able'.
Amy Wright is a mother of four. Two of her children are diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She'll surely tell you they are two of the best parts of her world. And her message to our world: "It starts with a voice."