The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Lake Area Industries, at their location at 1720 N Business Rte. 5 in Camdenton. The ribbon cutting took place on April 19 at 12:00 pm, with new Executive Director Natalie Couch and other Lake Area Industries staff members, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers in attendance. The ribbon cutting was held to welcome Natalie Couch, as well as to celebrate the 7th season of their popular garden center, the LAI Gifted Gardens.
LAI Executive Director, Natalie Couch was grateful to all who invested their time to attend the ribbon cutting. “We really appreciate your efforts to promote Gifted Gardens and are thankful for the chance to spread the word about our mission,” stated Couch.
LAI is a non-profit extended employment sheltered workshop and their goal is to provide meaningful employment for adults with disabilities. LAI employees cherish their jobs and are just about the happiest and hardest working people you will ever meet. They love Gifted Gardens because the work is fun - who doesn’t like growing beautiful flowers! The retail garden center also provides customer service and cash register skills. While Gifted Gardens is their favorite business unit to work in, LAI provides many other services. Their Contract Packaging division packages and assembles all sorts of products for their customers. Last year they packaged one million products! They also offer Secure Document Destruction services, with drop off and pickup options; as well as their Dock Foam Recycling project. Stop by any time for a tour of their facility!
For more information, call (573) 346-7934, or visit their website at www.lakeareaindustries.org.