[Aberdeen, MD] December 6, 2016 – The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) was awarded “Provider of the Year” by Maryland Works, Inc. this November at their 9th Annual Employment Awards Luncheon. The Employment Awards were presented by Suzanne Page, Assistant Superintendent, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Carol Beatty, Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities and Bob Hofmann, President & CEO, Maryland Works, Inc. The program’s Master of Ceremonies was Michael Bullis, Executive Director of the Image Center and Chairperson of Maryland Works’ Board of Directors.
The Arc NCR was honored for their Vocational Services program, which provides long-term community-based employment supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They currently partner with over 90 employers in the northern Maryland region, and have helped more than 160 individuals find equal employment as active members of their community.
As an Employment First State, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region continues to work towards the goal that all of their supported individuals are working where, when and how they want, and they are a true part of their business community.
“While we know we still have work to do, this award tells me that we are moving in the right direction,” says Chief Operating Officer of The Arc NCR, Kevin Drumheller. “For this award to come from Maryland Works, a high-quality membership organization that is the driving force behind employing individuals with differing abilities in Maryland, is a huge honor.”
To learn more about hiring individuals with differing abilities through The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region or the other services provided by the organization, visit www.arcncr.org or call 410-836-7177.
About The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region: For sixty-three years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has empowered people with differing abilities to live, work and play in our community by providing support services and advocacy to adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. For more information, call 410-836-7177 or visit www.arcncr.org.
Photo caption: Chief Operating Officer Kevin Drumheller, left, poses with Shawn Kros, Chief Executive Officer, right, amidst excited members of The Arc NCR’s Vocational Services program at Maryland Works, Inc.’s 9th Annual Employment Awards Luncheon on November 15, 2016, at The Marriott BWI Airport Hotel.