On June 24th, 2015, AHRC New York City’s Employment Business Services (EBS) marketing department hosted a networking event at Pera Soho, a Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan. Not only was the EBS staff in attendance; there were current and potential employers as well as Karen Taylor and Alex Taylor from WE Energy, the company that sponsored the event.

Employers who are partnered with AHRC NYC like Barnes and Noble, CVS, Walgreens, Applebee’s, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, and Veteran Affairs Hospital were present and eager to learn more about AHRC New York City and to talk about employing people with developmental disabilities. Angelo Cervone from New York State Industry for the Disabled (NYSID) also attended to network and showed support.

The networking event created a comfortable atmosphere for people from different companies to come to together, raise awareness, and discuss a common passion: employing people with developmental disabilities.