2011 "Making Connections" Event
The Palm Beach County Business Leadership Network
is hosting the 2nd Annual
"Making Connections" Event
August 24, 2011
at Northwood University
More than eighty business, HR and agency professionals participated in the Making Connections conference and the Business Leaders award luncheon.
During the opening session Kristin Kampher of Workforce Alliance and Sharyn Hancock shared their story. Kristin’s unique skills as an employee with a disability will save Workforce Alliance $5,000- $7,000 a year in sign language translation services. To view the press release issues by Workforce Alliance click here.
Anne Hirsch, Co-Director of JAN, was present for the opening plenary session on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, reasonable accommodations and JAN services. Anne Hirsch’s power point is available by clicking here.
The afternoon included break out sessions on topics including: the ADA: Hiring and firing people with disabilities; Employment support services; Tax incentives for hiring people with disabilities; and the Office of Equal Opportunity. Ellen Leibovitch’s PowerPoint on the ADA: Hiring and firing people with disabilities is available by clicking here.
There were 16 different business recruiters present at the Making Connections Works Career Event as well as 15 non-profit agencies. One hundred and sixty five job seekers attended.
2011 Business Leaders Award Recipients
Eric Taylor Adult Leader of the Year Elan Gelan & Faith Jones
Business Leader of the Year Bethesda HealthCare- Regina Crafa
On the Job Training Site of the Year - Large Business Simon Malls, Boynton Beach Mall
On the Job Training Site of the Year Small Business Life Time Athletics
Expansion Award Macy’s
Education Advocate of the Year Karen Brill
County Commissioner of the Year Shelley Vana
Florida Representative of the Year Mark Pafford
Florida Senator of the Year Maria Sachs
For a description of the Business Leaders awards or more information about our award recipients click here.
For questions and additional information contact Holly J Stewart, MSW, RCSWI
at email@example.com or (561) 966-4288 x109
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