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Practices Worth Modeling

The Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (PA BLN) is an employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace. Tuesday Talks are monthly telephone conferences that are free to businesses. These telephone conferences are great opportunities for networking with businesses from across Pennsylvania and the country.Interested parties should contact Stacy Kyle for more information. 717-763-0938 ext. 115 or stacy.kyle@blnofpa.org or visit www.blnofpa.org.

Celebrating Diversity.

A collaboration of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and supported employment agencies Bedford County Community Connections is committed to promoting the hiring of people with disabilities. The organization is proud to be a catalyst in the community employment of people with disabilities, connecting resources and promoting a rewarding work experience in an inclusive setting, in which all perspectives are valued and every individual has the opportunity to succeed. Please be assured that this tremendous workforce adds value to your business in many ways.

Contact the Chamber regarding financial incentives, accommodation resources and other benefits for business that hire and retain employees with disabilities.

  • Contact an Employment Network to talk about recruiting a person with a disability
  • Offer your site for assessing skills and aptitude
  • Provide site tours to education others about your industry/company
  • Mentor other businesses about recruitment of people with disabilities
  • Share your success and incentives for developing an inclusive workplace
  • Organize a Disability Awareness training session for your company
  • Support CAB in its efforts to provide education & support in the community
  • Explore the free business services provided by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
  • Post your job openings with OVR & other local service organizations
  • Increase your knowledge through participation in the PA Business Leadership Network’s Tuesday Talks (monthly phone conferences that are free to businesses)
  • Give your business perspective and guidance at CAB meetings
  • Get involved in the REACH Retreat-a-joint project of Whispering Creek Retreat Center and the Community Connections committee-bringing the business community, agencies and individuals with disabilities together in an inclusive, active based learning experience held each September.
  • Auction Zip.com
  • Bedford Reinforced Plastics
  • Burger King
  • CVS
  • Denny’s Restaurant
  • Everett Foodliner
  • Fireside Inn
  • Gateway Travel Plaza
  • HMS Host Marriott Services
  • McDonald’s Restaurant
  • Pinnacle Computer Technologies, Inc.
  • ProCare
  • Rebecca’s Personal Care Home
  • REI
  • Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant
  • Shawnee Country Market
  • Sheetz Distribution Center
  • Structural Fiberglass, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Store #1684
  • Weis Market
  • Wendy’s
  • UPMC Bedford Memorial