JAX Chamber Celebrates 20 in 20 Campaign During National Disability Awareness Employment Month
Earlier this year, Connectable and JAX Chamber launched the 20 in 20 campaign to encourage 20 Chamber members to hire people of all abilities. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, JAX Chamber highlighted the 20 in 20 campaign and member business who are involved. Find inspiration in these short vignettes featuring businesses and business leaders who are opening opportunities in Northeast Florida.
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Daniel Davis, CEO of JAX Chamber surprises Megan Bell with a housewarming gift. Together they share why JAX Chamber's commitment to opening opportunities for employees of all abilities.
VyStar Credit Union
VyStar Credit Union was inspired at one of the The Arc Jacksonville's events. Brian Wolfburg, CEO of VyStar believes “It is very important to VyStar that every individual has the opportunity to work and earn an income in an organization in Northeast Florida." Learn more about Robbie's role at VyStar and enjoy a peak into their impressive new headquarters.
Auld & White Constructors
Nathan Marty, CEO of Auld & White Constructors, made the pledge to employ an individual with intellectual differences as a part of the 20 in 20 campaign. This decision came full circle when Auld & White hired a young man from North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE). While building the campus expansion, Auld & White team members met many of the NFSSE students and were inspired by their unique abilities. Today, Ben is making an impact and continues to impress his coworkers at Auld & White by his abilities and professionalism. Nathan's message to businesses considering such employment: "Cast your concerns aside. It has been one of the best decisions we have made."
“When businesses can be flexible and adaptable in bringing people off the sidelines to work, we all win as a community.” ~ Henry Brown, CEO of Miller Electric Company and JAX Chamber Chair.
We applaud the efforts of our business leaders who are making Northeast Florida a place of opportunity for people of all abilities, and celebrate our 20 in 20 partnership with JAX Chamber!