Culver’s in Baxter will be recognized as “Non-metro Employer of the Year” at a Christmas party Thursday at the Brainerd Armory. The award, related to the restaurant’s employment of five workers with disabilities, was announced earlier by the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association.
Thursday’s party is for people with disabilities who Productive Alternatives, Inc. of Brainerd — a vocational rehabilitation program — works with in the region. More than 200 people are expected at the dinner and dance according to Kevin Larson, branch manager for Productive Alternatives, Inc.
Productive Alternatives, Inc, is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing diverse human services programming, offering viable work force opportunities for businesses and manufacturing and marketing products.