Business Leadership & Disability Inclusion Panel Discussion
June 29, 2016, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Norway Savings Bank, 356 Main Street, Norway, ME

7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration/ Continental Breakfast
8:00- 9:30 a.m. - Program

It's creative, it's the right thing to do, and it makes business sense. As businesses in Maine are seeing an increase in their workforce retiring they continue to struggle to recruit and retain employees with the skills they need. One talent pool you may not be tapping into is people with disabilities. Maine has a higher proportion of people with disabilities than the rest of the country, and these individuals represent a willing and ABLE workforce. We know the word disability for many employers can be a scary one, so we've put together a panel of employers from the region to share their real-life success stories. Our panel is still being finalized, to-date we have Dana Bullen (Sunday River), & Melanie Wright (Walmart). Dana Connors of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce will lead this conversation. The employers will talk very candidly about the strategies they use to look beyond individual disabilities in their hiring practices, the partnerships that helped them along the way, and how hiring people with disabilities has increased their production and overall company morale.

To reserve a seat at this event email Amy Downing,

This program is sponsored in part by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The Maine Business Leadership events are accessible. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Maine Business Leadership Network events are accessible. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.