Easthampton

#LeadTheChange Disability-Owned Business Roundtable

Wed, Dec 7, 2022
09:00am - 10:30am
Wed, Dec 7, 2022
09:00am - 10:30am
Easthampton
MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce, 122 Pleasant Street Suite 107, Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Wed, Dec 7, 2022
09:00am - 10:30am
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MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce, 122 Pleasant Street Suite 107, Easthampton, Massachusetts
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#LeadTheChange Disability-Owned Business Roundtable is happening on Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 09:00AM EST at MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce and It's Free

Join us for one of our Minority-Owned Business Roundtable Series geared towards Meaningful Access & Upward Mobility for All. This is an opportunity to meet with business leaders and community at large in an environment that fosters learning, networking and information exchange related to your business growth and workforce development.

About the Series

In the U.S., minority business enterprises (MBEs) contribute substantially to the economy. Minority firms are growing at a faster rate than non-minority firms and the minority-owned business sector plays a critical role in reducing the unemployment rate nationally. Language and cultural barriers, technology gaps, and the lack of existing credit lines make it challenging for minority entrepreneurs to get the help and funds they need to keep their doors open and staff on payroll-- and the situation is only getting worse.

Job creation, innovation, economic parity, and productivity in the country will suffer as a result of the loss of MBEs. As a result, Commonwealth Corporation and our local partners are dedicated to aggressively address the constraints in place to ensure the short-term survival and long-term success of MBEs.

We will be hosting a dynamic speaker followed by an interactive roundtable, where we will be discussing how to create meaningful access for minorities to state funding, what barriers are in place and which programs are available to overcome these barriers and promote impact and success.

This event will also have a component of networking and referrals with local partners that cater to Minority-Owned Businesses. There is no cost to attend this event.

Learn more about this initiative and other local events geared towards Minority-Owned Businesses here →

Meet our Partners

Work Without Limits

Work Without Limits is a network of employers, educational institutions, employment service providers, state and federal agencies, individuals with disabilities, and their family members. Through collaboration and partnership, our goal is to increase the employment of people with disabilities until it is equal to those without disabilities. Work Without Limits programs and services are geared to meet the needs of employers that actively recruit people with disabilities as employees and in their supply chains, individuals with disabilities who are seeking jobs, and the employment service providers that serve them.

Work Without Limits is a program of Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting division of UMass Chan Medical School.

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Supplier Diversity Office (SDO)

The SDO’s mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in state contracting for businesses owned by minorities, women, Portuguese, veterans, service-disabled veterans, those with a disability, and LGBT individuals, as well as small Massachusetts businesses. The SDO certifies these businesses and manages several programs that help them enhance their marketability when bidding on public contracts.

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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Spaulding Rehabilitation is a world leader in advanced rehabilitation treatment and research – serving the greater Boston region and beyond. With three inpatient hospitals, a skilled nursing facility and outpatient centers across eastern Massachusetts, their leading medical professionals, clinicians and researchers will help you through your most challenging journey, so you can be the best version of yourself.

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MassHire BizWorks

The mission of MassHire BizWorks is to provide services throughout the business cycle.

MassHire BizWorks simplifies and coordinates efforts among state agencies and federal resources for businesses. Businesses can have a single point of contact to take advantage of these resources. It eases the burden of contacting multiple government agencies.

Over the years, MassHire BizWorks representatives have helped thousands of companies in Massachusetts access these programs and services. Many companies have grown and survived, and thousands of jobs have been saved through the services provided through MassHire BizWorks.

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities

PYD’s goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.

Despite progress made in disability rights over the past 30 years, individual and institutional ableism still exist in the world today. Disability remains highly stigmatized, and people with disabilities continue to be denied equal opportunity, access, and independence. We work to change this status quo.

At PYD, we welcome and include people of all abilities and disabilities, identities, and backgrounds. We believe that diverse and fully inclusive organizations empower individuals, heal communities, and create a better world for us all.

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