Media, Awards & Recognition | Max's Positive Vibe Cafe

Media, Awards & Recognition

People across the nation are starting to catch the “Vibe”!  Due to the overwhelming success of the training program, Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe has received many awards and nation-wide recognition for their positive impact on people with disabilities.  Click Here to watch the CBS national broadcast highlighting Positive Vibe Cafe’s training program or visit the restaurant and experience for yourself why eating can feel good.

Awards & Recognition


  • Presenter, International Forum du Handicap, Besancon, France – October 2008


  • “Harry A. Schweikart, Jr. Disability Awareness Award”, Paralyzed Veterans of America – August 2009
  • “Employer of the Year”, National Division on Career Development & Transition – April 2008
  • NBC Nightly News: Making a Difference Series – August 2007
  • “New Freedom Initiative Award”, U.S. Secretary of Labor – 2007
  • “The Humanitarian of Virginia”, National Restaurant Association – 2006
  • CBS Early Show – May 2005
  • “The Vibe is an oasis of uniqueness: a restaurant staffed by mentally and physically disabled people, volunteers and a few professionals”, Wall Street Journal – 2005


  • “Neighborhood Builder Award”, Bank of America – October 2009
  • “Community Service Award”, Commonwealth Catholic Charities – May 2009
  • “History Maker 2008”, Valentine Richmond History Center – October 2008
  • “Virginia Currents” broadcast on PBS – April 2007
  • “Norman C. Hammond Business Award for Innovation”, Virginia Rehabilitation Association – 2005
  • “Outstanding Achievement Award”, Virginia Board of People with Disabilities – 2005


  • “Compass Award” Outstanding Workforce Advocate, Northstar Academy – January 2010
  • “Good Shepherd Award”, 21st Annual Grace Awards – March 2008

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