Newsbeat: $100,000 Richer

Deb Russell and Meg O'Connell lead Global Disability Inclusion and have received a Mission Mian Street Grant. Photo Global Disability Inclusion
Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News December 2015

Global Disability Inclusion has received a major grant to help the company's focus of disability employment

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A leading consultancy firm that designs and develops comprehensive employment and inclusion strategies for Fortune 500 companies and U.S. Federal contractors, Global Disability Inclusion is a recipient of a 2015 Mission Main Street Grants award from Chase, according to a press release.

It’s one of 20 small businesses selected from a 30,000-applicant field to receive a $100,000 grant. The Mission Main Street Grants program helps worthy and successful small businesses grow and improve, according to a press release. Businesses who receive at least 250 votes during a public voting period are then judged by a panel of experts from a diverse group of companies supporting small businesses.

Led by Meg O’Connell and Deb Russell and located in St. Augustine, Fla., Global Disability Inclusion focuses strategy and programming on the workplace, workforce and marketplace to help companies realize the advantages of disability inclusion throughout their business, according to the release.  
Russell says employees with disabilities have 48% greater tenure than other colleagues and 40% less absenteeism. O’Connell expects the grant to help Global Disability Inclusion.

“With this grant, we will have an even greater ability to deliver customized, comprehensive strategies that take companies’ disability programming from a focus on being compliance-based, to one focused on competitiveness,” says O’Connell.

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