Partners in Adventure – 7th Annual Golf Tournament Hole Sponsor
Partners In Adventure provides camps and year-round social and recreational programs partnering disabled children, teens and young adults with non-disabled peers in Northern Vermont. They offer individuals opportunities to be included as participants in their communities, to enjoy enriching experiences adapted to their specific needs and to learn about tolerance and diversity. They also provide scholarships and job opportunities.
This year was the organization’s 7th Annual Partners Golf Classic at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington. Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc. sponsored a hole in the tournament, which raised over $5,000 for the organization for their various programs. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please visit the Partners in Adventure website at www.partnersinadventure.org.
2012 Employment Accommodation Award for Small Business
The Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) awarded Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc. with the Employment Accommodation Award for Small Business on June 4, 2012, for instituting a program in 2011 that focuses on hiring people with disabilities. It has been a tremendous success, as our janitorial service has empowered individuals with disabilities to perform their cleaning tasks just as well as our other employees. This program has also helps our company maintain high quality cleaning standards by tapping into another hiring pool to attract and retain able talent.
Chair, Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities
Christopher J. Loso joined the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) in 2013. He was elected to Chair of the Committee in September 2014. The mission of the GCEPD is to promote equal employment for all citizens of Vermont by advising the Governor on current issues affecting employment of people with disabilities, and through partnerships between business, government and people with disabilities. To learn more about this committee and the work it conducts, please visit their website at Hireus.org.
Member, Governor’s Workforce Development Council
Christopher J. Loso, Vice President of Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, was named as a member of the Vermont Governor’s Workforce Development Council (WDC) in August 2011. Primary responsibilities of the WDC include, but are not limited to the following:
- Advise the Governor on Vermont’s workforce education and training system.
- Establish and oversee workforce investment boards.
- Establish goals for and coordinate the state’s workforce education and training policies.
For more information about the WDC, please visit the link to their responsibilities at http://labor.vermont.gov/workforce-development-council/
Member, Development Committee – Community Health Centers of Burlington
Christopher J. Loso serves as a Development Committee member for the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB). Among other fundraising activities, the CHCB Development Committee organizes a fundraising event, “Salud,” each April which includes a high-end wine auction and Vermont gourmet chef stations with live music and community members, all who support CHCB’s important mission of care. Only in its second year, the event raised upwards of $30,000. For 42 years, CHCB has sensibly delivered health care services that reflect Vermont values of quality, self-reliance and compassion to thousands of community residents regardless of income. Christopher is proud to be a supporter of the CHCB. For more information about the CHCB, please visit their website at http://www.chcb.org.
Member, Board of Directors – Vermont Associates for Training and Development
Christopher J. Loso, Vice President of Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc., currently serves on the Board of Directors for Associates for Training and Development (A4TD), a private nonprofit corporation that provides training and employment services for mature workers age 55+. Over its 30+ year history, A4TD has developed a comprehensive continuum of services for mature workers and has been recognized as a leader on the national level. Founded in 1983, the mission of A4TD is to assist mature workers to become the best-qualified candidates for jobs consistent with their interests and abilities. A4TD works with employers and community organizations to develop and increase the range of employment opportunities available to mature workers. The Board of Directors, comprised of community and business leaders, provides leadership that is integral to the company’s ongoing success. You can learn more about this organization by visiting their website at www.a4td.org.