2013 US Business Leadership Network Small Employer of the Year Award

Image of Keith Wiedenkeller, USBLN® Chair, Jani Willis, USBLN® Corporate Relations, Sheila Newman, President, New Editions Consulting, Inc. and Jill Houghton, USBLN® Executive Director.

FALLS CHURCH, VA, October 4, 2013 — New Editions Consulting, Inc. is the proud recipient of the US Business Leadership Network’s (USBLN®) 2013 Small Business Employer of the Year Award. The USBLN, a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace, bestowed the award to New Editions during its 2013 Annual Conference on October 2, 2013. As said Jill Houghton, USBLN® Executive Director, stated, “Our 2013 Annual Leadership Award winners are individuals and organizations who are leading by example. These awards recognize their work and scope of influence that have significantly improved the quality of life for people with disabilities in the past and continue to be a positive driving force for change in the future.”

Shelia Newman accepted the award and gave praise to her employees and clients alike in helping New Editions to become a formidable force in raising employers’ awareness of employing people with disabilities, managing an aging workforce and improving overall diversity inclusion. ”At New Editions, people with disabilities are part of the team — sought after in the hiring process, accommodated as needed, valued as team members, included in social and corporate events and rewarded through compensation and advancement based on merit and achievement,” stated Mrs. Newman in her acceptance speech.

The first recipient of the Small Business Employer of the Year Award, New Editions joins the 2013 large business winner of the Employer of the Year Award, Lowe’s, as well as the realm of previous years winners which include Walgreens Co., AMC Entertainment, Inc. and Manpower.