As a member of The Beaverton Chamber of Commerce I have had the opportunity to represent Dirkse CC and volunteer for the semi-annual “Business Walk” where volunteers go out in to the business community and ask three simple, yet important questions:
- How is business?
- How is doing business in Beaverton?
- What keeps you up at night/what are your challenges?
I like volunteering for this information-gathering opportunity for several reasons:
- The Volunteers are not “selling” anything.
- Volunteers are asking important questions.
- Volunteers are gathering feedback from the community.
- It’s fun!
Since the mission of The BCC is to represent business in the community this short, in-person survey has the potential to impact change. Although promises are not made, some changes have occurred quickly as a result and others are given to City Leaders and Officials with a full report and actions available to those interested. The activity is a way to help meet the needs of businesses in the Beaverton community; to survey industries and to bring back input from the trenches to the front line for potential change.
This process is also how we at Dirkse CC help businesses recognize and respond to their specific Disability Employment and Inclusion needs. Through our complimentary consultation process of asking the right questions, identifying the challenges and gathering feedback, we can offer our 21 years plus of experience in creating an inclusive culture and in providing workplace solutions. Whether you are just thinking about disability diversity and inclusion in your business or you already have a plan in place, we can help you through the process of inclusive hiring, retention and training. It’s a simple process with impactful results for your business culture, your bottom-line and your community.
To learn more about what leading employers are doing to become more inclusive of people with disabilities, register to attend Amplify Rock Stars, May 31st, 8:00-10:00am at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington Square, Portland-Tigard, by clicking the button above. Our Workforce Panel Discussion “Tapping In To Ability” is sure to inspire and encourage you toward a plan of action for disability diversity and inclusion in your workplace.
Contact: Cindy Bahl, Dirkse CC Business Development Manager & Amplify Event Coordinator for more information. 503-258-7715 or firstname.lastname@example.org