New Trier Township Government Hosts Conference Designed To Assist Businesses In Tapping Growing Disability Market


WINNETKA, April 27, 2010 - New Trier Township Government is hosting a conference designed to help business owners and their employees tap into the growing market of people with disabilities. The Business Builder – Disability Awareness Conference will provide information on how to interact with and make services accessible to people with disabilities, their families and friends. Local business owners will also share their experiences of the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities. Speakers for the conference include:
  • Barry Fleischer, Strategic Planning, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Chairperson, New Trier Township Advisory Committee on Disabilities
  • Patricia B. Cantor, Supervisor, New Trier Township Government
  • Alan Goldberg, Trustee, New Trier Township Government
  • Jake Joehl, Self Advocate and Active Volunteer, JJ’s List
  • Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center
  • Thomas Gilliland, Manager, Walgreens in Wilmette
  • Patty Evans, Owner, Lad and Lassie, Women's and Children's Clothing store in Wilmette
  • JJ Hanley, Founder of JJ’s list, a community driven website where people with disabilities rate businesses and services.
The event will be held on Monday, May 24th beginning at 5:00 p.m. and concluding at 7:00 p.m. at the North Shore Senior Center. Registration is free and can be done online at www.newtriertownship,.com or by calling 847-446-8202. The North Shore Senior Center is located at 161 Northfield Road in Northfield. For directions click here
About New Trier Township
New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social-well being of Township residents.  Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield, and a small unincorporated area in Winnetka. The Township Office is located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or online at

739 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 P. (847) 446-8202 F. (847) 446-1743
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