Scott Selected as 2017 Tyree Award Semi-Finalist
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Mesirow Financial, launched the James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award in 2012. Scott has been selected as a 2017 James Tyree Award Semi-Finalist with inQUEST being recognized as a fast-growing business with strong philanthropic values.
inQUEST Gamifies D&I at the 2017 Forum on Workplace Inclusion
Contineo was a featured Learning Lab at the 2017 Forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis. For nearly 30 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion has built an active community of cross-sector leaders who gather each year to learn and grow through facilitated dialogue, structured networking and experiential learning.
Concert and Diversity Reception with the Chicago Sinfonietta
inQUEST proudly partnered with the Chicago Sinfonietta in January to host a Martin Luther King, Jr. concert and diversity networking reception at the Symphony Center. The reception featured a keynote address from Dr. Walter E. Massey, a performance by Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E’mon Lauren, and insights on the importance of culture and diversity from AON’s Terrie-Lynne Devonish and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Maurice White.
Comcast and COH Host Reception for Pride Film Collection
Center on Halsted (COH) Chief Operating Officer Kim Fountain moderated a panel featuring inQUEST CEO and Founder Scott Hoesman and COH Director of Trans Relations and Community Engagement Vanessa Sheridan. The panel focused on how LGBTQ civil rights have been accelerated and can be advanced through the work of the business community, particularly, the growth of Employment Resource Groups (ERGs).
ADA 25 Advancing Leadership 2017
Eighteen ADA 25 Leadership fellows have been selected for the Advancing Leadership Institute retreat, taking place in January and March 2017. ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is the first of initiative of its kind in the nation designed specifically to ensure that Chicago’s vibrant civic and professional life fully includes leaders with disabilities.
CBLN Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit
Scott moderated panels at a sold out full-day conference highlighting best practices and strategies for the employment of people with disabilities. It was hosted by the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN), an affiliate of the USBLN and a program of the Chamber Foundation.