ST. CLAIRSVILLE Belco Works, a well-known provider of supports to adults with developmental disabilities in Belmont County, has purchased the assets and operations of Tomorrow's Corner, an adult day support provider located in Fox Commerce Park, St. Clairsville.
The announcement was made today by John S. Marshall, president of the Belco Works, Inc. Board of Directors.
Belco Works, a non-profit organization founded in 1966, is the oldest provider of supports to people with disabilities in Belmont County.
Lisa and Greg Kazmirski planned, designed and built Tomorrow's Corner in 2008, offering opportunities for art, music, learning, nature, exercise, relaxation and sensory stimulation to adults for whom employment is not a choice or priority.
Lisa Kazmirski said all options were considered before making the decision to sell the business.
"I spoke to potential buyers, businesses with more resources and capabilities to offer our members, yet Belco Works was the only one that we were completely comfortable with," Lisa said, adding that it was important that the ownership remained in the hands of a local interest.
Anne Haning, Executive Director of Belco Works, said that the Belco Board of Directors considered the purchase carefully.
"Our vision is to be the best provider of supports and our board felt strongly that we should support Belmont County residents," Anne said.
Haning does not anticipate any changes at Tomorrow's Corner.
"There is a great staff and many of the people they support are familiar to us," Haning said.
Belco Works employs 52 staff in service to 130 people. Tomorrow's Corner employs 43 people and has 97 customers. Both Belco Works and Tomorrow's Corner are certified in Ohio to provide adult day support, day habilitation, vocational habilitation, and Supported Employment.