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Congratulations Willie Brake for Winning the 2016 NEIdeals Contest!

Recently, a USBLN Certified DOBE® All About Technology won one of 30 coveted spots in the 2016 NEIdeas Contest, which awards ideas for business growth. Willie Brake, Owner of All About Technology is a Detroit based Minority and Disabled-Owned Business, which offers professional computer sales, service, training and upgrades. Winning this award will allow Willie to train […]

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2nd Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit

Posting by: Laura Wilhelm, Director, Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN)  Sweeping skyline views from the BlueCross BlueShield building in downtown Chicago set the stage for the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network’s (CBLN) Second Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit on October 21st, 2016. This day-long conference designed for employers, human resource, talent acquisition, and diversity and inclusion professionals […]


BRAVE Recognized by the Veterans Museum and San Diego Meritorious Support of Veterans Award

Amerit Consulting is an SDV-DOBE™ certified firm through USBLN. One of Amerit Consulting’s business recruiting products, BRAVE, is a service which places veterans in jobs and educates the civilian hiring managers on the benefits and strategies around hiring veterans. BRAVE was recently recognized by the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, with the San Diego Meritorious […]


A USBLN Certified DOBE Success Story: Willie Davis

Matrix Systems and Technologies, Inc., a USBLN certified DOBE recently graduated from Roger Williams University and CVS Health Executive Education Program, in Providence, RI. Willie Davis, President, Matrix Systems and Technologies, Inc. had this to say about his recent experience in the program: I am very honored to have had the opportunity to participate in […]


Lake and Land making magic in Florida

Lake and Land Construction, a disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) based in Florida has recently experienced business opportunities at the most magical place on earth… Walt Disney World. Lake and Land is a unique construction company because they are experienced in commercial, marine and heavy timber construction. The father and son team of Neil and Bryan […]

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Partnership helps transition youth with disabilities

Partnership helps transition youth with disabilities Inaugural conference leads to career opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2016) –  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a great time to highlight the partnership between the USBLN’s Rising Leaders Program, Greater Houston Business Leadership Network (USBLN affiliate) and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services […]

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Lessons learned from the Rising Leadership Academy

Guest blog: Joe Brown, recent Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina graduate and active job seeker The central focus of the USBLN Conference in Orlando, Florida spanning the days of Sept. 19-22 was disability inclusiveness in the workplace. It was truly an amazing experience. First, I want to talk about the breakout sessions. Although they were […]

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“I was in a room with 900+ people who all were interested in increasing their inclusion and diversity”

With a few days post-conference, to digest and process the events of the past five days. It really hit me what an amazing experience attending the USBLN’s 19th Annual Conference was. The Rising Leader Academy was an incredible experience!