6th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

6th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

Raspberry Fiddlers from Stringendo

On Wednesday, May 3rd The Arc of Dutchess held its 6th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast. Guests were greeted by the energetic music of the Raspberry Fiddlers from Stringendo. The breakfast was described as entertaining, fun, and informative.  Emcee, Frank M. Castella, Jr. President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce lead the way by introducing Christopher Zikoyanis, Store Manager of Home Depot – Key Note Speaker whose story connected with the audience followed by Guest Speaker Marcus J. Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive who inspires everyone to Think Differently.

Key Note Speaker, Christopher Zikoyanis, Store Manager of Home Depot with Linda G. Campbell
Guest Speaker Marcus J. Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive


Robin Stokosa, center, who received the Employee Award of Excellence, with Linda G. Campbell and Dawn Wilson
Gaye Mallet from Fairacre Farms and Linda G Campbell










Jamy Flory of Flory’s Convenience and Deli was presented with the Achieve with Us Partnership Award for his commitment to create and support successful employment opportunities. Robin Stokosa was given the Employee Award of Excellence for her outstanding performance and for being a team player who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Gaye Mallet accepted on behalf of Adams Fairacre Farms who was presented with the Bridge to Employment Award for transitioning internship opportunities into paid employment and supporting The Arc of Dutchess’ Career Exploration Programs.

Joe Daily and Michelle Taylor from Q92 broadcasting live from the breakfast which added an element of excitement to the event.


Partner Sponsors: Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, Enterprise Process Service, Hudson Valley Office Furniture, LCS Companies, Rose & Kiernan, Inc., MidHudson Regional Hospital, N & S Supply, Herzog’s Home and Paint Centers, Hudson Valley Neurofeedback, TEG Federal Credit Union, I Heart Media, Q92.1, WRWD Country 107.3, ABC Go Digital, Hudson Valley News Network, and blue Rock Energy were honored at the end of the event for their ongoing commitment.