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Employability & Technology
USBLN® 2010 Annual Conference & Expo Success in Chicago
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2010) - The 13th Annual US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) Annual Conference & Expo held in Chicago last week, one of the most exciting and accessible venues in the country, was a resounding success. Attendance grew by over 10 percent from last year with nearly 500 corporate, government, disability-owned businesses and BLN affiliates attending the conference, held Sunday, September 19th through Wednesday, September 22nd at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel.
"This conference continues to grow and expand each year and we're very proud of its continued success," said John D. Kemp, Executive Director and General Counsel of the USBLN®, host of the event. "This annual meeting presents our attendees with the resources, information and networking that they are seeking. Our event provides valuable information to corporate, government, and other employers on how to successfully prepare, hire, promote, retain, and develop employees who have disabilities, in addition to attracting customers with disabilities and increasing the number of disability-owned businesses in their supply chains."
The 2010 USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo, "Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share, and Supplier Diversity" is the preeminent national employer-to-employer event that taps into the vast economic potential of people with disabilities. This conference focuses on bringing attendees together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.
The 2010 USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo highlights included:
About the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®)
The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers. The USBLN® promotes the business imperative of the preparation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain while supporting the development and expansion of its BLN affiliates. The USBLN® recognizes and supports best practices in hiring and advancing employees with disabilities, marketing to consumers with disabilities, and encourages contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses. www.usbln.org.