Governor honors WR member for work with the disabled

Nov 7, 2019
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Written by Washington Retail
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Jerrol’s, an Ellensburg bookstore and Washington Retail member, has been recognized for its support of disabled employees by the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment.

Jerrol’s and eight other businesses were similarly honored during a ceremony last week at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond.

Rolf Williams, owner of Jerrol’s, said the store hired his uncle who had overcome cerebral palsy from birth the year it opened in 1947. During its history, Jerrol’s has hired others with disabilities including autism.

Williams noted that Jerrol’s is committed to helping and improving people’s lives and celebrating diversity. He said businesses that choose to “think outside the box” about disabilities can help employees discover careers with meaning.

To read more about the honorees, click here.