Why is community employment important for people with disabilities? Community employment allows individuals to work in the community they live in, just like everyone else. When we integrate people with disabilities into our workplace, we see an increase in staff and customer moral. Pictured above is Jenni who has been an important team member of the fire department. As they attend calls to save lives, Jenni works hard to make sure the department stays clean for them. She truly is one of the team.
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About the Chamber
The Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that advocates for, and works with, our member businesses. The primary reason that we exist is to do what is necessary to keep Shawano country’s businesses healthy, thus ensuring economic, civic and cultural well-being. We represent 430 businesses and organizations of all sizes throughout Shawano and Menominee Counties. We are not part of local state or federal government, though we do often partner with governments to accomplish economic/community development. We are funded by membership dues as well as non-dues items such as event revenue, sponsorships, and sales of various products and services.
Community Alternatives of Shawano participates in Homecoming parade with Wizard of Oz themed float!
The annual Thornton Trail Riders Snowmobile Club Cabin Fever Ride took place earlier this year. It is a huge deal for the people Community Alternatives supports. Over 35 of our friends attended!