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Senator Joe Griffo accepts an award from CABVI chairman Jim Turnbull

NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo Designated CABVI Champion

June 22, 2021

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) presented the inaugural CABVI Champion Award today to New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo. CABVI’s Public Policy Team chose Senator Griffo for his persistent work and dedication to CABVI’s mission, along with the fulfillment of the CABVI Champion criteria. CABVI Champions are New York […]

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Scott MacGregor smiling on camera with the logo ABC50

CABVI Launches Office Supply E-Commerce Site, ClickOn Supplies

April 23, 2021

Scott MacGregor, CABVI’s Vice President of Operations, visits ABC50 in Watertown to discuss ClickOn Supplies. The new e-commerce site offers over 45,000 products for purchase and every item comes with free shipping. Scott said, “Primarily, the reason we did this is because our mission is to help people who are blind become independent as possible. […]

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A doctor and a patient are in a low vision exam room with orange walls

Tools Help Improve Daily Living for Individuals with Low Vision

March 15, 2021

To access the video, please click this link – https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2021/03/04/tools-improving-to-help-people-with-low-vision Symptoms include distant or near vision issues and trouble in differentiating colors. It often happens as people age. “What we’ll do is we’ll ask the patient what they’re having trouble with, what concerns they’re having and see if we can help them with different devices […]

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CABVI Offers Details & Assistance in February for Low Vision Month

February 26, 2021

See the full news story here – WKTV Covers Low Vision Month UTICA, NY-The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), aligned with the National Eye Institute (NEI), offers information and assistance with low vision this month. According to NEI, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Three million have low […]

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Details & Assistance in February for Low Vision Month

February 5, 2021

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), aligned with the National Eye Institute (NEI), offers information and assistance with low vision this month. According to NEI, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Three million have low vision. By the year 2030, health care professionals expect those numbers to […]

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Al and Alex discussing CABVI with the logo in the middle

CABVI Employee, Al Hodkinson, Interviewed on ABC50 in Watertown

December 17, 2020

A big thanks to ABC50 for having Al on their show! They talk about the agency and our footprint in the Watertown area. We are working on our location in that region and Al will be one of our team members handling cases in the north country. In our 90+ years, we continue to grow […]

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Rotary Club of Utica Announces Pride of Workmanship Award

November 19, 2020

The Rotary Club of Utica, recently held its 29th Annual Pride of Workmanship Awards program on November 15. The event was a combination luncheon at the Delta Hotel and also was available through Zoom on-line. The top five awardees were chosen from a large field of nominations and represented a cross-section of our local work […]

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Terri Fabrizio standing in front of a van

BSC Manager, Terri Fabrizio, Honored by Navy Captain

November 18, 2020

Terri Fabrizio, store manager at the Shipyard Express in Kittery, ME, was visited by Captain Daniel Ettlich, Base Commander at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY), and the COVID-19 Tiger Team (a prep and mitigation group). The purpose of their visit was to thank Terri and her staff for the tremendous support they provided with respect to […]

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Joe Kelly speaking to Mitch Hansen in the Vision Health and Wellness Center,

CABVI on The Joe Kelly Show

October 26, 2020

The Joe Kelly Show recently visited the Vision Health and Wellness Center to speak with several members of CABVI! If you missed the episode on WUTR, our friends at CNYhomepage have you covered! The links and descriptions for each segment are below. Part 1, Joe speaks to Steve Gannon, vice president of development and communications, […]

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The Faces Behind PPE: Utica Workers Prepare Packages for State

September 6, 2020

Dennis Webster is one of the people overseeing Central Industries’ operations, and it’s something he has a passion for. His grandfather was blind, and received help from the organization leading the business. “My father always says, ‘Your grandfather would be so proud,’ ” said Webster, the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Public & Government Affairs. […]

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