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Creating and Growing a Disability ERG: Rewards and Challenges

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Forming any organization presents challenges and can result in great rewards. In this article, CTBLN Board member Marc Dupont of Sikorsky describes the experience of starting a Disability ERG at Sikorsky. Disability ERG’s raise the profile of employees with disabilities and can support employees who have disabilities, caregivers of people with disabilities and parents of children with…

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RSVP Now for CTBLN’s March 15th Meeting on The Power of Disability ERG’s

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Join us on March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Eversource, 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT, for the next meeting in the highly successful Inclusion Works Here Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention. We will be having a panel discussion about The Power of Disability ERG/BRG’s in Creating an Inclusive…

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Connecticut Businesses “Rock” the 2017 USBLN DEI “Best Places to Work List” Be Recognized! Sign up by Jan. 12th for the 2018 DEI

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The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to announce that 46 businesses with headquarters or significant locations in Connecticut have been recognized as “Best Places to Work” by the 2017 Disability Equality Index. The American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network® are honored to recognize the following companies that scored…

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CTBLN Board Member Marc Dupont of Sikorsky and His Mentee Share Their Experiences in the Rising Leaders Program

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One of the many benefits of membership in both CTBLN and the USBLN is the opportunity to participate in mentoring programs. The USBLN’s Rising Leader’s program is one such opportunity. The USBLN Rising Leaders Program is accepting applications for mentees. If you are a student or young professional, you can apply by going to http://www.usbln.org and…

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RSVP Now for the November 2, 2017 CTBLN Meeting on Inclusive Interviewing Techniques

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RSVP now for the CTBLN meeting on November 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Travelers Claim University, 99 Lamberton Road, Windsor, CT. We will be holding  the second meeting in the highly successful Inclusion Works Here Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention. On November 2nd, we will have a panel composed…

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CTBLN Executive Director to Be Interviewed on “For the People” Radio Program

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Sharon Denson the Executive Director of the Connecticut Business Leadership Network will be interviewed on the radio program “For the People”. The interview will be aired on Sunday, October 1st on the Connoisseur Media radio stations and on their Podcasts. Sharon, a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion will be speaking about CTBLN, its…

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Sign Up Now for the 2017 Diverse Ability Career Fairs

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The Connecticut Business Leadership Network (CTBLN) is pleased to announce that we will again be partnering with The Connecticut Departments of Labor and Rehabilitation Services to present a fall career fair series including four Diverse Ability Career Fairs in partnership with the CT State Colleges and Universities, and an October 11 Middlesex County Career Fair…

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Join Us on Friday, September 15th, to Kick off Our “Inclusion Works Here” Series

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The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to announce the first meeting in its’ new series of programs entitled “Inclusion Works Here: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention.” Like our “Accommodation Series”, each session in this series will cover a topic which is a vital part of the steps your business can take to…

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The Connecticut Business Leadership Network Forges New Disability Growth Initiative with USBLN and Wells Fargo

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Earlier this year, the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) launched the USBLN Affiliate Supplier Diversity Initiative, enlisting affiliates to design and implement proactive strategies to build awareness and increase utilization of disability-owned businesses in local communities. We are excited to announce Wells Fargo, a USBLN Corporate Partner and Founding Partner of the USBLN Disability Supplier…

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CTBLN to Sponsor June 1st CT Matchmaker Event

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The Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to announce that it has become a publicity sponsor for CT Business Matchmaker Event held by the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center. Since deciding to sponsor this event, I have spoken to several people who have connected with great contracts or even new employment through the contacts made…

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