EVANSTON — After 20 years of helping local businesses become more inclusive of people with disabilities, the Uinta County Business Leadership Network is changing its name to Disability:IN Uinta County to signal its commitment to creating an economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully.
The name change is part of a larger rebranding effort by the United States Business Leadership Network, which changed its name to Disability:IN to give more visibility to the cause nationally. The organization’s 40-plus affiliates across the country will join in the effort of creating a more unified brand to create more awareness of the importance of including people with disabilities throughout the workforce, supply chain and market place.
Companies that hire people with disabilities are not only demonstrating good corporate citizenship but benefit from a more inclusive culture. This diversity of talent has been shown to lead to improved innovation and decision-making, as well as more accessible products and services, which open markets to a wider audience of consumers.
Executive director Wanda Rogers said Disability:IN Uinta County is proud to be playing an integral role in supporting businesses and people with disabilities throughout the state as they realize their full potential.
“We promote best practices, hold events and connect people with businesses that are looking to hire people with a range of talent and abilities,” Rogers said.
For more information about Disability:IN Uinta County, contact Rogers at (307) 783-6302 or [email protected]