Development of a New Jersey Business Leadership Network
Assisted with the development of business leadership network in New Jersey to support the employment of people with disabilities.
In 2006, the Heldrich Center worked with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the State of New Jersey to establish a Business Leadership Network (BLN) in New Jersey. A BLN is a business-led and business-driven organization that assists employers with recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. In September 2006, the Heldrich Center organized a core group of interested employers to establish a permanent BLN within the state. The Kessler Foundation subsequently awarded grant funding to the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce to staff and operate the BLN in 2007 and beyond.