Businesses, citizens to be honored at upcoming event

Recognition is for employment of and services to people with developmental or  intellectual disabilities

VANCOUVER — Businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities will be honored Wed., Oct. 2, at the Disability Employment Awareness Awards.

Five Community Awards will be presented at the event, which will be 4-6:30 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive. The event also celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Awards will go to a large employer, small employer and an employee with a developmental or intellectual disability as well as people being honored for their extraordinary service to those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

The Clark County Community Awards honor the role people with developmental disabilities have in helping achieve a dynamic, productive workforce and recognize those in the business community who have demonstrated leadership in employing people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

The event is sponsored by Clark County in conjunction with the Vancouver Business Journal, Trader Joes, and the Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Harris at (503) 750-9776 or Emily@gowise.org.

Information provided by Clark So. WA Communications.

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