Working together to build a better bottom line for Black Hills businesses by promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities.
This is a free event to be held on Oct. 24, 2018 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Breakfast and networking starts at 7am with a program at 7:30am and awards at 9am. This year's guest speaker is Marcia Hultman, Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.
The Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills (WDNBH) is a team of business and human resource individuals who came together a little more than two years ago to serve as a link between employers and individuals with disabilities who have the desire and qualifications to work. Members of WDNBH recognize that a healthy workforce is diversified and inclusive of persons with disabilities.
Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995 is deaf. She is the first Miss America with a disability
To provide educational opportunities to businesses regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities
To create a greater awareness of the benefits of diversity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the local workforce
To be a resource for employers wishing to hire individuals with disabilities
To link employers and prospective employees with disabilities