DC Metro BLN Membership

Why Join?

Businesses that value diversity understand that disability inclusion adds another dimension of value. Diverse organizations are successful because they reflect the communities and markets that they serve. Even if you have never purposely hired a person with a disability, at the BLN you can learn how to recruit this talent as productive workers and also retain employees in your workforce who either have non-apparent disabilities or will most likely develop a disability while employed at your company.

Employers join the DC Metro BLN because they want an opportunity to engage with like-minded businesses to learn how to progress in the journey toward inclusion of diverse talent who happen to have disabilities (including returning Veterans).

  • For businesses that are federal contractors or subcontractors subject to the revise OFCCP regulations (Section 503, VEVRAA) participation in the DC Metro BLN will bring value to the compliance side of the business.
  • Supply Chain Inclusion: The DC Metro BLN partners with the USBLN Certified DOBE (Disability owned business enterprise) team to provide an annual networking event.
  • If your organization has or is developing an Employee or Business Resource Group for Disability, our Programs and Committee offer a wealth of engagement opportunities. (Corporate Social Responsibility or Community Outreach)

By coming together at the DC Metro BLN, you can become more successful in including this talent by sharing of best practices, learning from each other in a “safe harbor” conversation focused on the business case and return on investment.

Even if you have never purposely hired a person with a disability, at the BLN you can learn how to recruit this talent as productive workers and also retain employees in your workforce who either have hidden disabilities or will most likely develop a disability while employed at your company.

Employers join BLNs because they want an opportunity to engage with like-minded businesses to learn how to progress in the journey toward inclusion of diverse talent who happen to have disabilities (including returning Veterans).

Membership is open to both private and government sectors and gears its programs and resources to the needs of human resources professionals, diversity and inclusion officers and EEOC directors. The OFCCP changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act make membership in BLN an excellent opportunity to stay abreast of the latest information with monthly topical programming and the opportunity to network and learn from other members.

Members receive discounted registration to programs and webinars. Benefits include  access to a “members only” site that offers:

  • Member Directory
  • Disability Business Directory
  • Service Directory
  • Program Presentations

Employers gain several branding advantages with logo and links to their websites from the DC Metro BLN site: attract retain a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and wounded warriors and their friends and family; attract the same population as customers; be recognized in the community in which they do business.

To follow the OFCCP new regulations, your organization can show its good faith efforts by supporting the one 2015 business association that will meet your disability diversity and compliance educational needs from a B2B perspective.

An added bonus: Job seekers who learn about the BLN and its mission will easily recognize your organization as “eager to hire”. Increase your pipeline through this unique recognition opportunity.

Member Benefits:

All local employees may become part of the BLN membership

Members Only Access on Website

Business Resource Directory including Disability –owned Businesses

Discounted program Registration

Logo on website

First option to host a program



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