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Businesses Committed to Employing People with Disabilities Honored

Mayor Schneider and Service Organizations Recognize Exceptional Efforts


The Sixth Annual Mayor’s Awards, hosted by Mayor Helene Schneider. Keynote speaker Urban Miyares, recognized entrepreneur and President of the Disabled Businesspersons Association, will share his unique and personal perspective on disabilities.

Keynote Speaker, Urban Miyares is a blinded and multi-disabled Vietnam veteran who began his business career in 1968 when employment was difficult to find. With almost 40 years of entrepreneurship, Miyares has been recognized by former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, the U.S. Congress, U.S. Small Business Administration, and many others in government, business and the community.

Donna Slimak (Director of Member Services, CenCal Health) - Outstanding Effort Award; Tariq Kadri (Kadri and Associates) - Design / Accessibility Award; Steve Cushman (President, Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce) - Media Award; Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara; Jennifer Rose (Manager, Hollister Brewing Company) - Employment / Accommodation Award; Rob Egenolf (Egenolf and Associates) - Media Award
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Donna Slimak (Director of Member Services, CenCal Health) - Outstanding Effort Award; Tariq Kadri (Kadri and Associates) - Design / Accessibility Award; Steve Cushman (President, Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce) - Media Award; Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara; Jennifer Rose (Manager, Hollister Brewing Company) - Employment / Accommodation Award; Rob Egenolf (Egenolf and Associates) - Media Award

The Mayor will present awards to local businesses for facilitating employment for individuals with disabilities.

What: Sixth Annual Mayor’s Awards – Afternoon Tea with the Mayor Honoring Businesses for Facilitating Employment for those with Disabilities

When: Thursday, October 7th at 3:30PM

Where: Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, SB

Speakers: Mayor Helene Schneider, Urban Miyares, President of the Disabled Businesspersons Association

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