JAX Chamber ‘opening up opportunities’ for people with intellectual and developmental differences

This story appeared on the front page of the Florida Times-Union on March 1, 2020. Click here for the original feature article. By Beth Reese Cravey Connectable, founded in 2017 by Jacksonville philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver, will help 20 in 20 companies identify and customize positions and interview candidates, as well as provide job coaching …

Mark Woods: A specialty coffee roast, 50 years in the making

This story appeared in the Florida Times-Union on November 12, 2019. Click here for the original feature article. By Mark Woods When he turned 18, Willie Deas couldn’t count to 10. But Fred Martin, founder of Martin Coffee Co., gave him a chance, hiring him to do some odd jobs. Fifty years later, he’s still …