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Customized/Specialized Employment Options

In January 2018, the Chamber participated in an "Employment Symposium" to help raise awareness for the employment of people with disabilities.  Details of the program are below - as a reminder of the great teamwork shown by the event & a placeholder to connect interested parties. If you would like more information about the benefits of hiring, coaching assistance and job creation, please let us know!

Connecting employers with expanded workforce options through customized and support staffing.

We support you.

Job coaches, support and other benefits can accompany part-time or full-time hires

“It matters to me.”

Jobs impact real lives and our community is empowered and strengthened

Speakers & Panelists

Debra Ruh, Ruh Global - Her keynote address reminded us all that employment and inclusion of persons with disabilities in our business models makes for better workplaces and stronger profits. *Be sure to check out her presentation here.

Kim Mills, Homemade's by Suzanne - As a current employer, Kim shared that workers placed by local Employment Service Organizations are just as efficient and valuable as other workers.

Panelists - Through their interactive session, the panel introduced the how-it-works details of customized employment. Read a quick 250-word summary here.

  • William “Wes” Seaton, VA Department for Aging & Rehab Services (DARS)
  • Adair Jensen-Smith, The Choice Group
  • Rachel Rounds, VCU-RTCC
  • Cathy Marshall, Moss Supply Company
  • Kimberly Silverthorne-Mills, Homemades by Suzanne, Inc.
  • Cathy Richards, Employment Specialist, Hanover CSB
  • Hunter Dixon, Supported Employee
  • Moderator: Chris Lavach, The Choice Group

11211 Air Park Rd, Suite 2, Ashland, VA 23005

804-442-2093 |


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