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eDocNY Ribbon Cutting Event
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Social Enterprise eDocNY Expands Footprint With New White Plains Facility
The Honorable Nita Lowey (D-NY 17th District) To Give Keynote at Ribbon Cutting Event
Hawthorne, N.Y. and White Plains, N.Y., November 22, 2013 – eDocNY, a document management business created in 2005 under the umbrella of the Arc of Westchester, is proud to announce that in seven years it has grown to become a multi-million dollar company that employs 60 people.
The success of eDocNY will be recognized at a Ribbon Cutting and Open House to commission its new 9,000 square foot facility in White Plains on Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:00 am. U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY 17th District) will speak at the event about the social, fiscal and environmental benefits that eDocNY has brought to Westchester.
“eDocNY is a home grown success story that our entire community can take pride in,” said Richard P. Swierat, executive director, Arc of Westchester. “With employment opportunities, skills training and a highly functional integrated workplace, we’re helping people become independent self-advocates. And, with more public and private businesses throughout the region becoming clients, we’re able to empower even more individuals. In fact, we have grown eDocNY from six to sixty employees over the past seven years.”
eDocNY is an electronic document management business that helps its clients transition to an environmentally friendly paperless operation. eDocNY is committed to delivering high quality work and competitive pricing. eDocNY services include scanning, data entry, business record storage and paper shredding services.
eDocNY has long standing relationships with many businesses, including government offices, and is expanding its customer base to include for profit businesses and institutions of higher learning in Westchester County and New York City.
"During the nearly five years that The Westchester County Clerk's Office has worked with eDocNY, we have become more efficient in managing our paperwork,” said Tim Idoni, Westchester County Clerk. “eDocNY's reliable staff securely scans our court records daily -- resulting in more than 100,000 electronic documents each year. Our office is continually impressed with eDocNY's professionalism and attention to detail."
eDocNY has a social mission to create an integrated high-tech workplace that employs adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including individuals on the autism spectrum as well as adults without previous work experience. eDocNY gives all employees on the job skills training that results in marketable work skills.
“I really like getting dressed up to come to work every day and sometimes I even wear a little make up,” said Shelley Cantor who has worked at eDocNY for six years helping to prepare documents for scanning. “I think I do a good job and I like getting my paychecks, too. I always pay my rent first and then I might get my nails done or a haircut. I like buying new clothes too.”
The future of eDocNY may include collaborations with SUNY New Paltz, Westchester County Community College and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation around the use and service of the 3D printer technology in Westchester County.
“eDocNY is proud to offer everyone the opportunity to learn the technology and occupational skills required to work in a high-tech office environment,” said Kevin C. Hansan, acting director, eDocNY. “And we’ve been able to do this while providing exemplary service to our growing client base. eDocNY is proof that you can run a profitable business that centers on social change.”
eDocNY is not dependent on government funding. Profits generated by eDocNY are used to help support Arc of Westchester. For more information please visit www.edocny.com.
About Arc of Westchester
Arc of Westchester is the oldest and largest agency in the county serving children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
Our mission is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests. Our vision is a world in which children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including individuals on the autism spectrum enjoy fulfilled lives and an inspired future.
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