Purpose beyond profits
WHO WE ARE
We took a social mission, paired it with business acumen and created a company different than you’ve ever seen. Our truly special workforce offers exceptional products and services.
“We give adults with autism the chance to be valued, dependable, and successful employees.”
– Lori Ireland, Founder of Extraordinary Ventures
In the summer of 2012, Extraordinary Ventures started the Spectrum Skills Basketball Camp and I was lucky enough to join the other volunteers who worked with camp that first year. While I was somewhat reluctant to volunteer an entire week of my summer, my husband...
I first learned about Extraordinary Ventures when I was still in law school. At that time, I was working with a young man who had Autism. His parents had come together with other parents and community leaders to create a unique business which aimed at employing people...
My husband and I own The Barn at Valhalla, a wedding and event venue located on 30 acres in Chapel Hill. We have a staff of only three people including myself, my husband, and our booking manager. We are the owners of The Barn, but we are also the marketing team,...
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