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Celebrating 20 years, JVS  Strictly Business L.A. will bring together more than 500 business and community leaders to honor Belmont Village Senior Living and AvalonBay Communities for their exemplary support of the JVS mission and the organization’s HealthWorks® and ApartmentWorks® career training programs. These companies are being recognized for their significant and impactful contributions in lifting people from poverty to employment by both sponsoring JVS training programsand hiring their graduates. In addition, the inaugural Founder’s Award will be presented to JVS Honorary Vice President Steven Hirsh.  The event takes place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with award-winning NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman returning to serve as master of ceremonies.

This year’s program will include remarks by JVS Corporate Leadership Award Honoree, Patricia G. Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO.  John Smith, Senior Portfolio Maintenance Director, will accept the JVS Corporate Partnership Award on behalf of AvalonBay Communities. All proceeds from Strictly Business benefit the life-changing work of JVS Los Angeles, a nonprofit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to empowering people to overcome barriers and achieve sustainable employment.

JVS Los Angeles is a non-sectarian 501c3 founded in 1931 to address workplace discrimination and assist those struggling in the midst of the Great Depression. JVS Los Angeles offers hope and opportunity to our diverse community, helping people overcome barriers to achieve self-sufficiency through sustainable employment. www.jvsla.org