An opportunity for local business owners and staff within Chautauqua County to network with other businesses and vocational specialists will be at the WNY Business Mingle on Wednesday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ellicottville Brewing Company West in Fredonia.
The WNY Business Mingle is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY (LDA of WNY) Vocational Department bi-annually, with one taking place in Erie County and the other in Chautauqua County. All businesses within Chautauqua County are welcome to attend the WNY Business Mingle.
"The goal of the WNY Business Mingle is to bring local business owners and managers to the table to discuss the benefits of hiring individuals with learning disabilities, and to derive solutions to unemployment as a whole," says LDA of WNY Community Relations Director Parrish Gibbons.
"Our vocational team spends each year preparing individuals with learning disabilities for sustainable employment, and working with them to ensure that they are making a positive impact in the workplace. If businesses are not ready to hire individuals with learning disabilities, then our work hits a dead end."
The WNY Business Mingle will include a presentation on the benefits of hiring individuals with learning disabilities and testimonials from EBC West Owner Jim Nau, a current employee of EBC West, and an LDA of WNY vocational specialist.
This free networking event includes a complimentary lunch from EBC West. Registration for the WNY Business Mingle is required and can be found at: www.ldaofwny.org under Events. Registration closes on Monday, March 31.
Individuals seeking more information about the WNY Business Mingle can contact Parrish Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Learning Disabilities of Western New York
The Learning Disabilities of Western New York is a non-profit that specializes in the servicing of persons with learning disabilities, neurological impairments, developmental disabilities and disabilities with similar multiple service needs. The organization strives to create and provide an environment in which all individuals they serve experience independence, respect, dignity, and full participation in the community so that they can reach their potential.
For more information on LDA of WNY, please visit ldaofwny.org or visit the agency's Facebook page at Facebook.com/LDAOFWNY.