Join The CBLN

The CBLN is an employer-to-employer network striving to increase workforce diversity through the recruitment and hiring of qualified workers with disabilities. By joining as a member/partner, you are helping sustain and expand these efforts throughout Chicagoland.

Benefits to joining the CBLN include:

  • Learning business best practices for disability inclusion from member companies.
  • Attending employer-focused disability educational workshops and potentially earn professional development credits.
  • Connecting with the USBLN©, a national association of employers.
  • Gaining access to qualified candidates with disabilities to meet Section 503 requirements.
  • Hiring individuals from the largest minority group in today’s market.

CBLN Membership Structure

Inaugural Members: Join now to become one of the “25 for 25” – businesses joining in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Limited spots available!

Charter Partner  | $10,000 annual contribution

  • Recognition as a Charter Partner on CBLN website, in all newsletters and at all programs in 2016.
  • CBLN logo on business website, if desired.
  • Prominent display via CBLN social media channels.
  • Five (5) complimentary admissions to the annual Opportunity Summit.
  • Two (2) complimentary admissions to all quarterly trainings/seminars.
  • Opportunity for disability success story to be featured in Partner Spotlight on CBLN website (subject to approval).

Sustaining Partner | $5,000 annually, 3-year commitment

  • Recognition as a Sustaining Partner Member on CBLN website, in all newsletters and at all programs.
  • CBLN logo on business website, if desired.
  • Prominent display via CBLN social media channels.
  • Two (2) complimentary admissions to the annual Opportunity Summit.
  • Single (1) complimentary admission to all quarterly trainings/seminars.
  • Board of Directors position option.

Executive Members | $2,500 annual contribution*

  • Single (1) complimentary admission to the annual Opportunity Summit; 50% discount on Summit admission for additional employees and for all other CBLN programs.
  • All local employees eligible as members.
  • Priority admission to annual Opportunity Summit (subject to deadline).
  • Recognition as Executive Member on CBLN website for one year.
  • Includes annual membership fee ($300).

*$1,000 discount available for Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)

Non-profit membership | $500

  • 50% discount on single (1) Opportunity Summit admission.
  • Member networking opportunities.
  • Inclusion in business resource directory (in development).

Individual Membership | $125

  • Advance notice of all CBLN programs and events.
  • Member networking opportunities.
  • Discounted admission to Opportunity Summit and CBLN programs.

These partners are Chicagoland employers that see the value in supporting the efforts of the CBLN. They have stepped forward at an enhanced partnership level to ensure the financial sustainability of our efforts in building a vibrant peer-to-peer network of business members. Their contribution helps support the employment of qualified people with disabilities, recognizing these efforts as good for business.

Charter Partners

AT&T McDonalds University of Phoenix

Sustaining Partners