The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network was named winner of the 2018 “Affiliate of the Year” Award, presented by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN). The award was announced at the USBLN’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Board Directors of the Chamber’s CBLN were present to accept it, along with the CBLN Director and the Interim Executive Director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The Affiliate of the Year Award goes to an organization whose efforts result in employers and their communities understanding, utilizing and benefiting from the valuable workers that people with disabilities present in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain.
“This is quite an honor, quite an accomplishment,” said Nancy Nauheimer, CBLN Board Chair and Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, in her speech while accepting the award. Afterwards, she said: “On behalf of our board and membership, we are very proud of our work to create a driving force to help Chicago businesses purposefully build disability inclusion into their organizations. The CBLN business-to-business model provides valuable networking opportunities, collaboration, thought leadership and access to resources.”