House committee hearing on disability inclusion May 19

The U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee will hear from business owners, disability groups and others during a May 19 hearing, “Help Wanted: Small Businesses Providing Opportunities for All.”

This hearing, scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, will focus on small businesses that provide employment opportunities for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including Terri Hogan, owner of Contemporary Cabinetry East in Cincinnati. It will be streamed live on the Committee’s website.

“We talk a lot about how small businesses are the biggest job creators in America,” said U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-1st District), chairman of the House Small Business Committee. “Even more inspiring are the opportunities they provide for people who too often get overlooked despite the enormous contributions they can make to the workforce. Terri Hogan’s story is a wonderful example of how small businesses can partner with individuals who face more adversity than most, and how those businesses and their employees can thrive from that relationship.”

In addition, Hogan, the Committee will hear from Joe Steffy, owner of Poppin Joe’s Gourmet Kettle Korn in Louisburg, Kansas, Lisa Goring of Autism Speaks, and Rajesh Anandan of ULTRA Testing in New York.


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