DISCOVER THE MANY WAYS PEOPLE WITH IDDs ARE
The JAX Chamber and Connectable are partnering for the 20 in 20 campaign. This initiative is designed to inspire 20 JAX Chamber members to pledge to hire an individual with intellectual and developmental differences in 2020.
Due to COVID-19, we are extending the campaign into 2021.
Inspired by Chamber employee Megan Bell, with Down syndrome, JAX Chamber President & CEO Daniel Davis is encouraging the local business community to make the pledge.
meet Some In Our Community With IDDs
From top athletes to hard-working employees, people with IDDs on the First Coast are diverse individuals with their own interests, values and personalities. Meet some of the people who make up Northeast Florida’s IDD community.
Challenge Accepted: Challenge Enterprises Joins the COVID-19 Response
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Challenge Enterprises of Clay County, retooled its sewing operation to make face masks in response to a COVID-19 community need. Challenge Enterprises is partnering with several businesses and organizations to fulfill orders for face masks as they safeguard their employees in a pandemic economy. In fact, the
JAX Chamber ‘opening up opportunities’ for people with intellectual and developmental differences
This story appeared on the front page of the Florida Times-Union on March 1, 2020. Click here for the original feature article. By Beth Reese Cravey Connectable, founded in 2017 by Jacksonville philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver, will help 20 in 20 companies identify and customize positions and interview candidates, as well as provide job coaching
Mark Woods: A specialty coffee roast, 50 years in the making
This story appeared in the Florida Times-Union on November 12, 2019. Click here for the original feature article.By Mark WoodsWhen he turned 18, Willie Deas couldn’t count to 10. But Fred Martin, founder of Martin Coffee Co., gave him a chance, hiring him to do some odd jobs. Fifty years later, he’s still working for