PACE Meeting January 2011

January 2011 P.A.C.E. Luncheon

Speaker: Deanna Johnson, Region 10 Community Support Services

Employing People with Disabilities

Take a new look at the able worker with a disability. You might be surprised by what you see. Today more than ever, businesses need people with a demonstrated ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances. Perhaps more than any other group, people with disabilities possess precisely these attributes. On a daily basis, people with disabilities must think creatively about how to solve problems and accomplish tasks in the work place. This resourcefulness translates into innovative thinking, fresh ideas and varied approaches to confronting business challenges and achieving success.

 

January 2011 P.A.C.E. Luncheon

Speaker:Deanna Johnson, Region 10 Community Support Services

Employing People with Disabilities

Take a new look at the able worker with a disability. You might be surprised by what you see. Today more than ever, businesses need people with a demonstrated ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances. Perhaps more than any other group, people with disabilities possess precisely these attributes. On a daily basis, people with disabilities must think creatively about how to solve problems and accomplish tasks in the work place. This resourcefulness translates into innovative thinking, fresh ideas and varied approaches to confronting business challenges and achieving success.

Hiring individuals with disabilities makes good business sense. In order to remain competitive, employers are looking beyond the traditional labor source to access skilled, qualified candidates; enhance their stance on affirmative action and workforce diversity; and to benefit from significant tax incentives. Why? Because the most untapped, diversified, and highly marketable employee in New Hampshire is the qualified professional with a disability.

Contact Deanna Johnson, Resource Coordinator, Region 10, Community Support Services, Inc., 8 Commerce Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811 Phone: 603-893-1299, E-Mail: djohnson@region10nh.com.

Contact Joel Morris of Life Visions of 40 Highland Street, 603-382-0038.

Enjoy our photos from this event!

Jane Dichard of Region 10 Community Support Services and a PACE Board Member with Jennifer Goodsell of the Goodsell Law Offices of Methuen, MA and the PACE Secretary

Police Chief Stephen Savage and Mike Dorman, Building Inspector.  These two buddies work in Plaistow.  Is Mike blushing?

Bob Worden of Pinnacle Physical Therapy with Shannon Barnes of Interventional Spine Medicine.

Virginia Greer of Windham Jewelers – Great to see you Virginia

Mike McConnell of Century Copier Specialists (former PACE Board Member) with Vincent Chestnut of Alpha Locksmith (PACE Board Member) and Allen Gilbert of RAM Printing

 Zeina and Joseph Saghbini of Cartridge World - They are such a nice couple.

Kenneth Quinney of Pentucket Bank along with Philip Plante of People’s United Bank (former PACE Board Member)

Wayne Besaw of Delta Cleaning Services – Give him a call

Ollie Sheridan of Adros Energy (guest) – very interesting to talk to

Brett Carriere of ADP (guest) and Joel Morris of Life Visions of Newton (speaker)

Jane Dichard (PACE Board Member) with Jinelle Hobson – both of these wonderful ladies are from Region 10 Community Support Services

Dr. Edward Carver, DPM with Bob Worden of Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Shannon Barnes of Interventional Spine Medicine

Karen Keisling, PACE President congratulates Bob Worden of Pinnacle Physical Therapy after the announcement that Bob will be honored as the 2011 PACE Business Person of the Year.  Congratulations Bob!

Guest Speakers at the January 13, 2011 PACE Meeting:  Joel Morris of Life Visions of Newton with Deanna Johnson of Regional 10 Community Support Services.  Great presentation!