Clallam County praises efforts of local businesses during Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Board of Clallam County Commissioners on Oct. 3 proclaimed the month of October 2017 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Clallam County and publicly recognized employers in the county who employ people with developmental disabilities.

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2017 is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

The month-long recognition has roots back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

A proclamation recognizing the local businesses adds that county commissioners “encourage all citizens to join in efforts to increase employment and involvement of persons with developmental disabilities throughout Clallam County, and to participate in the efforts to allow the full participation of people with developmental disabilities in the economic, social and work life of the community … making Clallam County inclusive for all.”

Local employers recognized were: A-1 Performance Inc.; Amazing Changes Hair Studio; Banana Belt Kelly; Clallam Transit; DBA Lefties Baseball; DSHS-Child Protective Services; Feiro Marine Life Center; Forks Coffee Shop; Goodwill–Sequim; The Home Depot; JACE Real Estate-Port Angeles; JACE Real Estate–Sequim; Jack In The Box-Port Angeles; Juan de Fuca Cottages; McDonald’s-Port Angeles; Olympic Medical Center; Omega Business Center; Pacific Office Equipment; Quality Inn & Suites; Red Lion Hotel-Port Angeles; Safeway–Sequim; Safeway-Port Angeles (US Highway 101); Safeway-Port Angeles (Lincoln Street); Shred Head Shredding; Smuggler’s Landing; Sodexo; St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church; The Cedars at Dungeness; Three Rivers Resort; TLC Pet Pros; Walmart-Port Angeles; Washburn’s General Store; YMCA of Port Angeles and YMCA of Sequim.

More in Business

Business briefs — Dec. 13, 2017

Celebrate solstice at Blue Mountain Yoga+ Blue Mountain Yoga+, at 803 Carlsborg… Continue reading

New practice sparks Violet Flame Medicine

Violet Flame Medicine Offers: Acupuncture, moxibustion, therapeutic massage Owner/manager: Arica Olson Where:… Continue reading

Business Briefs — Dec. 6, 2017

Extended hours at WeDo Fudge WeDo Fudge, 11 Valley Center Place, has… Continue reading

State’s October unemployment rate matches record low

Washington state’s unemployment rate fell from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in October… Continue reading

Business briefs — Nov. 22, 2017

Violet Flame Medicine opens in Sequim Violet Flame Medicine has opened in… Continue reading

Entrepreneurs win awards in Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition

Budding businesses in Port Angeles, Forks and Westport won cash awards in… Continue reading

Sequim businesses prep for busy Thanksgiving shopping weekend

As Thanksgiving meals come out of the oven, Sequim’s shoppers may already… Continue reading

Photo Credit: North Peninsula Building Association Photo Caption: From left, newly elected Building Industry Association of Washington President, Kevin Russell and state Rep. Mike Chapman.
NPBA past president Russell selected for state industry post

The North Peninsula Building Association announced last week that local area NPBA… Continue reading

All about waste reduction at Alder Wood Bistro

Alder Wood Bistro 139 W. Alder St., Sequim 360-683-4321 for reservations. Alderwoodbistro.com… Continue reading

Business briefs — Nov. 15, 2017

Best Friend Nutrition staffer Knight earns certifiaction Merinda Knight, a staff member… Continue reading

Clallam EDC presents ‘The Power of Play at Work’

The Clallam Economic Development Corporation presents a session entitled “The Power of… Continue reading

Warming trend: Windermere continues wnter coat drive

Windermere Real Estate offices in Sequim are looking to help keep area… Continue reading