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2016: New Enterprises and Dreams of a Building

2016: New Enterprises and Dreams of a Building

Affiliate businesses – Spectrum Bakes and Spectrum Suds are now established brand identities with happy, repeat customers. Spectrum Designs shows growth of almost 50% from 2015. Adding $500,000 in sales, the apparel business finishes the year at over $1.4m in gross sales and  gained several new major customers, including a first-of-its-kind partnership with Autism Speaks for their national walk program –  printing & shipping over 54,000 shirts across all 50 states. Designs offered 320 hours a week of paid employment to 19 young adults with Autism – a 130% increase from 2015. In partnership with the Nicholas Center, an increase of 66% to 580 hours a week of authentic vocational training was provided to 31 high school students. Spectrum’s total reach – 60 individuals and their families, a 40% increase from the previous year. The possibility of purchasing a building becomes reality. The Believe Capital Expansion Campaign is launched. Discussions and negotiations follow, a contract is signed and Spectrum acquires a 7,500 square foot building just steps away from the current location.