JOYCE A. BENDER SELECTED BY U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TO SPEAK IN SOUTH KOREA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

PITTSBURGH, PA – Joyce A. Bender, president and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and international advocate for the employment and empowerment of people with disabilities, has been selected by the U.S.

Joyce A. Bender Selected as a 2013 Distinguished Service Award Winner from Geneva College

PITTSBURGH, PA – Joyce A. Bender received the 2013 Geneva College Distinguished Service Award from college President, Kenneth A. Smith. She was presented with the award on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Among Recipients for 2013 Justice for All Awards Sponsored by AAPD

PITTSBURGH, PA – Bender Consulting Services, Inc. received the 2013 Justice for All (JFA) Corporate Award, sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in a ceremony at the Senate Hart Office Building in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  The AAPD is the nation's largest cross disability membership organization and promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Improve Job Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which will be published in the Dec. 9 edition of the Federal Register.

2009 Tony Coelho Award presented to Senator Richard J. Durbin

I want to thank my friend, Tony Coelho, for that inspiring call-to-action and for that generous introduction. I would not be here today were it not for him, so I thank him for his support and for his wise counsel on so many matters - especially on disability rights.

2007 Tony Coelho Award Presented to Mark Boxer of WellPoint, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, PA - The 2007 Tony Coelho Award was presented to Mark Boxer, President and CEO of WellPoint's Operations, Technology and Government Services Business Unit. The award ceremony was held Monday, October 1, 2007 during a breakfast at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel.

2006 Tony Coelho Award was Presented to Greg Babe, President and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience

PITTSBURGH, PA - The 2006 Tony Coelho Award was presented to Greg Babe, President and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience LLC. The award ceremony was held during a breakfast on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at Bayer Corporation.

2005 Tony Coelho Award was Presented to Congressman Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland

PITTSBURGH, PA - The 2005 Tony Coelho Award was presented to Congressman Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland. The award ceremony was held at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC on April 7, 2006.

Joyce A. Bender Elected to the Board of Trustees of Carlow University

PITTSBURGH, PA - Joyce A. Bender has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Carlow University, in Pittsburgh, PA. Her 3-year term will commence on February 1, 2006. Joyce will serve on the institution's Student Affairs Committee, chaired by Sister Judith Worden. "I thank Joyce most sincerely for her willingness to serve Carlow University as a Trustee. Her leadership and expertise will enrich Carlow University, and I look forward to welcoming her personally," said, Mary Hines, President of Carlow University.

Joyce A. Bender will be the Recipient of UCP of Pittsburgh's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Community Heroes Awards Dinner

PITTSBURGH, PA- Joyce A. Bender will be the recipient of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Pittsburgh's Gertude Labowitz Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 13th Annual Community Heroes Awards Dinner, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh on October 5, 2005. The Gertrude Labowitz Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to an individual or organization in recognition of their outstanding record of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.

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