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The BCDI would like to recognize all of the local businesses and members who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices. All individuals, including those with disabilities, have a right to gainful employment, and the commitment of our members to include these individuals in their workforce is not only helping their bottom line, but it is also helping individuals with disabilities seeking employment to live more fulfilling lives. Members, we thank you.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

The Partner Spotlight is to recognize one BCDI member that has gone above and beyond to participate in the BCDI trainings in the previous calendar quarter.

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Global Connections to Employment (GCE)

Global Connections to Employment (GCE) has a long history as one of the largest employers of people with disabilities under the AbilityOne® Program. GCE is the largest employer of people with disabilities in NW Florida. We begin by connecting them to meaningful employment, and ultimately, meaningful lives. In SW Florida we employ over 177 individuals in the Tampa area alone with 122 out of that total being GCE team members with a significant disability. Overall, GCE employs over 1,800 individuals in 14 states and the District of Columbia and over 1,200 have a significant disability.

Our service lines are: • Business services • Custodial services • Facilities maintenance • Food services • Health care environmental services • IT services • Employment and support services • Contact centers

We focus on our team members to identify what they consider success and to customize each project to their individual needs. We believe that everyone who wants to work should have the opportunity to work. It is imperative that we truly be inclusive, and not just from an optics standpoint. We believe in the importance of a disability friendly culture at all of our work sites. We encourage people with disabilities to speak up and be heard. We celebrate diversity, of any kind, we know it brings a variety of perspectives that helps us to continuously evolve and grow and be a better employer. Our secret to success is simple – highly engaged employees who live our Values of ownership, integrity, compassion, excellence and service and believe in our mission of helping people throughout their life’s journey. Each person has their own unique quest for success and personal fulfillment and our goal is to help them reach their goals.

Lori Kain
GCE Director of Governmental and Community Relations
850-429-6969

PARTNERS WHO HAVE ATTENDED A TRAINING IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER

3D Musketeers

3D Musketeers

Able United

Able United

ACTS

ACTS

Amalie Arena

Amalie Arena

ARM Institute

Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Institute (ARM)

Avon logo

Avon

Bluegrass

Bluegrass Educational Technologies

Building Toward the Future

Building Toward the Future

CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa

Cook Machinery Company

Cook Machinery Company

Credentials Work

Credentials Work

DC Jaeger Corporation

DC Jaeger Corporation

deChant Public Relations logo

deChant Public Relations

Delaware North Sportservice

Delaware North Sportservice

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings

Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center logo

FCDI/AMROC Fab Lab

florida aquarium logo

The Florida Aquarium

Florida Makes

Florida Makes

FDCI

Foundation for Community Driven Innovation

GA Foods

GA Foods

Helping People Excel

Helping People Excel

H.A.R.T logo

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Inland Group

Inland Group

Medial Group

Medial Group

P.S.T.A. logo

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

Primerica

Primerica

PRT Staffing

PRT Staffing

Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College

Roots Engineering

Roots Engineering

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System

sheriffs ranches enterprises logo

Sheriff’s Ranches Enterprises

Software Logistics

Software Logistics

Spectrum

Spectrum

Tampa Innovation Alliance

Tampa Innovation Alliance

The Arc Nature Coast logo

The ARC Nature Coast

AAA Auto Club Group logo

The Auto Club Group

Underwriters Laboratory

Underwriters Laboratory

University Area CDC

University Area CDC

USF Corporate Partnerships

USF Corporate Partnerships

Utopia

Utopia

Wreckin Da Game Entertainment

Wreckin Da Game Entertainment

YMCA

YMCA

ALL PARTNERS

3D Musketeers

A Fresh Start Support Services, LLC

A Ready Roofing

A+ Realty Management

AAA Auto Club Group

AAA Auto Club South

Able United

Accuform

Adessi Financial

Afrofit

Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS)

Aldo

Alternative Auto Care, Inc

Altman Law

AM Skills

AME International

AMI Kids

Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment)

American Builders Supply

American Social

Amroc Fab Lab

Angels Senior Living

Angels Unaware Inc

Applebees Neighborhood Restaurant – Seminole

Applebees – New Port Richey

Aramark (USF Dining Services)

ARC Nature Coast

Arm Institute

Armada Risk Partners

Artful Pussycat

Atria Senior Living

Auntie Anne’s – Tampa

Autism Awareness Shop

Autism Shifts

Auto Club Group

Auto Zone

AVI-SPL

Avis/Budget/JD Auto Solutions, LLC

Avon

Awesome Home Care

Axiom Bank – Tampa

Barrymore Hotel

Batteries & Bulbs

Bay Area Plumbing

Bay Care

B B and T

Beachwood Seafood Kitchen & Bar

Best Buddies International

Big Lots! – Tampa

Bismillarh of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Bloomington Latin Market

Bluegrass Educational Technologies

Bonefish Grill

Bosley Enterprises

Brandon Bee Inc dba Taco Bus

Brandon Hospital

Brandon Regional Library

Bravo Supermarket – Tampa

Breakfast Station

Brian Hutt Consulting

Brix 33 Fine Wine and Bistro

Building Toward the Future Student Program, LLC

Bulinda Brown, LLC

Bulla Gastrobar

Burger King – Brooksville

Burger King – Tampa

Burlington Coat Factory – Brandon

Burlington Store – Tampa

Butash & Donovan, LLC

Cabinet Warehouse Plus

Camping World

Career Source Pinellas

Care Point RX Pharmacy

CARES

Carlton Fields

CDC of Tampa

CDG Group

Centre Club Tampa

Charlie’s Plumbing

Checkers – Clearwater

Cheesecake Factory

Chefs of Napoli

CHIC – Brandon

Child Care Careers

Chili’s #1117 – Pinellas Park

Chili’s #0966 – Oldsmar

Chili’s – Brandon

City of New Port Richey

City of St. Petersburg

City of Tampa

CK United Mini Storage

Comanco

Community Health of Pinellas

Complete Care Systems

Computer Connections

Convergys

Cook Machinery Company

Cortes Jewelers

Cortez Drugs

Creative World School – Apollo Beach

Criterion Executive Search, Inc.

Crosslet Insurance

CSX Transportation

Cuspisvir Consulting, LLC

DA Care Solution, LLC

Daddy’s Grill

Dale Hayes Masonry

Darnisha Ammons

deChant Public Relations

Delaware North Sports Service

Derby Lane

Disability Achievement Center

Dr Jeffrey Merin

DR Specialty Hot Dogs

Dunkin Donuts (W. Hillsborough Ave)

Eastosearch

Easy Street Home Decor

Edibles By Ethel

Einstein Bros Bagels – Brandon

Elaine Horn Assoc

Energyhill

Enterprise Holdings

Erwin Electric

Express Oil Change

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Westshore

Family Car Wash & Auto Center

Family Dental Spa

Family Network on Disabilities

Fast Signs of Carrollwood

Five Below – Brooksville

First Watch Restaurant – Oldsmar

Florida Department of Children & Families (Suncoast)

Florida Diversity Council

FL Autism Center for Excellence

FL Firearms Academy of NPR

FL Suncoast Manufacturing Assoc

Flagstone Pavers

Florida Makes

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Foley & Lardner

Ford’s Garage

Ford PR

Frankie’s Lobstah Trap Bar & Grill

Freshii

Friendly Kia

Florida Agency Network

Florida Aquarium

Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County

Florida Senator Janet Cruz

Florida State Fair Grounds

GA Foods

Garney Construction

Gateway Gallery NPR

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

GCD Insurance

Gigglewaters

Global Connections to Employment

Goodwill Suncoast Industries

Grate Grills & More

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce

Greek Islands Cafe

Grow Financial, New Port Richey

Guardian ad Litem

Gulf Shore Care Center

Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County

HART

HCC Operation Startup Lab

Helping People Excel

Hillsborough County Public Library

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

Hernando Connects

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Hits 106

HMS Host

Holiday Inn Express

Home Depot

Home Instead Senior Care

Hydrologic Distribution Co

IHOP – South Tampa

IHOP – Spring Hill

Inclusivity, LLC

Inland Group Companies

Imperium Healthcare

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Jim Moran Institute

J Lee 4 Success

JMI Resource

Jones Accounting

Joseph P Nagy, CPA

JP Morgan Chase

Judeo Christian Health Clinic

Jupiter Donuts – Palm Harbor

Kahuna Coffee Roasters

Kally K’s

King Lounge & Restaurant

King Printing & Graphics

LA Fitness – Dunedin

LA Fitness – Tampa

Lane Glo Bowling

La Peruanita, LLC

La Reyna De Mexico

Latin America Barbar Shop

LaunchCode

LC’s Cafe

Legal Shield

Levr

Life Care Center NPR

Little Greek Fresh Grill – Spring Hill

Lowes Home Improvement

Lowes Home Improvement – St Petersburg

Lowry Park Zoo

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Mancini

Marchman Technical College

Martinez and Company, Inc.

Martinez Law

Master Title Services

Maximus

McDonald’s – Plant City

Medial Group

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

Metro Diner

Metropolitan Ministries

MG Janitorial

Michels-Lundquist

Microtel

Millers Ale House – Seminole

Minuteman Press

Mission BBQ

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

My Network One

Nativity Lutheran Church

Neuro-Restorative

Newspaper Printing Company

Nielsen Media Research

Northside Services

NPR Dental

NPR MainStreet

Oak Manor Senior Living

OfficePride

Olive Garden of Port Richey

One Touch Direct

OTB Delight

Ottaways Parkside Ice Cream

Outback Steakhouse – Largo

Palm Harbor Community Services Agency

Palm Harbor Library

Pakmail of Spring Hill

Paragon

Party City – Tampa #127

Pasco Clerk

Pasco Hernando State College

Pasco Kids First

PDQ Brandon

Pepin Academy of Tampa

Phoenix House of Florida

Pinchasers

Pinchasers East Pasco

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

Pollo Tropical

Preferred Touch Home Care

Premier Image Salon

Primerica

Print Shack

Progressive Employer Management Company

PRT Staffing

Puff N Stuff

Ray’s Pharmacy

Red Lion Jobs

Red Lobster – Clearwater

Renee’s Bistro

Remax – Linda Vance

Representative Gus M. Bilirakis Office

Residence Inn Marriot

Rinaldo Law Group

Rise Pies

Riverside Inn, New Port Richey

Riverview Fresh Market

Robert’s Ceiling Cleaning

Romano Macaroni Grill – Tampa

Roots Engineering

Rose’s Bistro Off Main

Rotary’s Camp Florida

RV World of Hudson

Ryan Nece Foundation

Sacred Heart ECC

Salvador Dali Museum

Sam’s Club – Riverview

Sandow Ltd

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Scissors Plus

Sears

Sears – Brooksville

Sea Salt

SecureSet Tampa

Seminole Community Library

Seminole Heights Branch Library

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation

Sheraton Riverwalk

Shipping of Weeki Wachee

Sign It Quick

Sketchers #134 outlet

Skip’s Florist Christmas House

Small Steps

Smokey Bones

Sno Shack

Southwest Airlines

Spartan Manor

SPCA Suncoast

Software Logistics

Soriano Insurance Services

Spectrum – Riverview

Springhill Eye Center

Springhill Lanes

Springhill Lock and Key

Sprouts Farmers Market – Palm Harbor

Stafford Enterprises

Steinmart – Clearwater

Steve’s Produce

Strachan’s Ice Cream

Straz Center for Performing Arts

Steak N Shake – Clearwater

Studio Movie Grill

St. Petersburg College – St Pete Campus

St. Petersburg College – Seminole Campus

St. Petersburg Shuffle Board Club

Strategic Business Solutions

St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Suncoast Chiropractic

Suncoast Credit Union

Sun Country Cleaners

Sun Towers

Sweet Tomatoes – Largo

Sweet Tomatoes – Tampa

Tampa Bay Tax Pros

Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Tampa Downtown Partnership

Tampa Innovation Alliance

Target – Brandon

TECO Energy Services

Textron, Inc.

Town Place Suites by Marriott – Tampa Westshore/Airport

That Little Bakery on Grand

The Concourse

The Don Cesar

The Fish Guy

The Honey Baked Ham Company – Pinellas Park

The Monogram House

The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Nutty German

The Rope Center

The Salad Station

The Stewards Foundation

Tijuana Flats Tex Mex – Oldsmar

T-Mobile

T Pepin Hospitality

Tone U The Senior Fitness Experience

Top Golf

Total Title Solutions

Tri-County Locksmith

TriNet Group

TRU Simulation & Training, Inc.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service

U Click We Fix

Uhaul

Underwriters Laboratory

Ultra Graphics

University Area COC

Up the Creek Pub

USAA

US Nails II

USF / St Petersburg Career Center

USF / Tampa Diversity Council

US Foods

Utopia Home Care, Inc.

Verizon Event Center

Veterans Alternative

Village Inn Town and Country

Vintage, Etc

Visions at Work, Inc.

Vista Auto Body Shop

Vista Inn & Suites

Waffle House

Walgreens – Palm Harbor

Walgreens – St. Petersburg

Walgreens – Tampa

Walmart – NPR

Walmart Neighborhood Store #3414

Walter Pownall Service Center (PCSB)

Wawa – Brooksville

Wawa – Largo

WebTent

WEDU (PBS Tampa)

Weeki Wachee Candy Company

Weeki Washee Car Wash

WelcomeMatServices

Wreckin Da Game Entertainment

Wright’s Gourmet House

Wright’s Natural Market

YMCA (Tampa Metro)

You Fit Health Clubs

Young Chef’s Academy

Zaxby’s – W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa

Zaxby’s / TGS Enterprises

Zoe’s Kitchen – Tampa

717 Parking

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