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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Recognized by Chatham County Commissioners

  The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday, September 19, recognizing October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month and commemorating its 77th anniversary.  The resolution was presented to Executive Director Shawn Poe at last Monday night’s meeting. “Since 1980, Chatham Trades has been providing employment and training for Chatham County residents […]

Chatham Trades Participates in the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

Chatham Trades hosted an informational booth at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta held in downtown Siler City on Saturday, September 17. Thousands of people turned out for the annual party featuring live music, dancing, food, games, arts & crafts and activities for children. Organized by The Hispanic Liaison, the fiesta is held in honor of Hispanic […]

Chatham Trades Breaks Ground on Community Garden

NC Cooperative Extension Agent Matt Jones visited with his friends to help us plant a fall garden in Chatham Trades’ new raised garden beds. The beds were built by a boy scout for his Eagle Scout badge. The materials were purchased with a grant from Central Electric Membership Company. Along with Matt, Master Gardeners Kevin […]

Direct Support Professional Week is September 11 through September 17, 2022

In recognition of Direct Support Professionals week, Chatham Trades honors our Habilitation Technicians and thanks them for their dedication and enthusiasm! Direct Support Professionals (known as Habilitation Technicians at Chatham Trades) assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in realizing their full potential and becoming valued and participating members of the community. Their work is […]

Chatham County Will Celebrate its 250th Anniversary in 2021

Chatham County will celebrate its 250th anniversary beginning in January 2021 and continuing throughout the year.  The celebration will focus on all of the best parts of Chatham County, including arts, culture, diversity, growth, industry and agriculture.  Those interested in participating in special events planning should contact Chatham 250 Project Manager Hilary Pollan at 919-545-4808 […]

Reynolds joins the Chatham Trades Team

Chatham Trades Executive Director Shawn Poe is pleased to announce Dina Reynolds as the Director of Development and Communications.  “Chatham Trades is very fortunate to have been able to acquire someone with Dina’s nonprofit experience and knowledge of the county,” said Poe.  Chatham Trades has been providing employment and training opportunities for adults with intellectual […]

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