Chattanooga Area Employment Consortium To Host 20th Anniversary Disability Awareness Luncheon Celebration Oct. 3

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Community leaders and partners will celebrate Disability Awareness Month and honor the employers who provide opportunities for persons with disabilities at the annual “Disability Employment Celebration Luncheon” on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center.

This annual event is sponsored by the Chattanooga Area Employment Consortium and City Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby, with support from the Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Mayor’s Council on Disability, Orange Grove Center, Signal Centers and area agencies supporting employment for persons of all abilities. 

This event will feature a panel discussion, including Sidney McDonald, a longtime City of Chattanooga employee, Tera Roberts, the Director of Adult Services at Orange Grove, and William D.
Walker, the Resident District Manager of Aramark.  Latricia Thomas from NewsChannel 9 will serve as master of ceremonies. 

Businesses will be honored at the luncheon for their commitment to hiring persons with disabilities, including; CARTA, Goodwill: Senior Community Service Employment Program, YMCA, Aramark, Memorial Hospital, Food City and Integrity Staffing. 

“Chattanooga citizens living with disabilities are able to thrive and pursue competitive integrated employment because of some of our amazing partners and employers,” Councilman Oglesby said. “I’m proud to celebrate them for truly serving all Chattanoogans.” 

Attendees can buy individual tickets for $50 or a full table for $400. To purchase a table contact O’Dell Tiller at 423-629-1451 or Otiller@orangegrove.org. 

In addition to the lunch celebration, CARTA will host a job fair on Thursday, Oct. 17  from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ray Evans Transit Center. Those interested in attending are suggested to bring their resume and call 423-698-9038 to sign up and book a ride.

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