7th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

7th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

On Wednesday, May 2nd The Arc of Dutchess held its 7th 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 Michelle Pollack Rich, Executive Director Grace Smith House – 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.

Pat Dowse, VP Business Development NY Alliance for inclusion and innovation, presents ShopRite with their award

The “Achieve with Us Partnership Award” was presented to ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. for their commitment to create and support successful employment opportunities.




Standing ovation for John Warner
John Warner

The “Employee Award of Excellence” was presented to John Warner for his outstanding performance, dependability, and commitment to getting the job done.


The “Bridge to Employment Award” was presented to Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies for providing opportunities and supporting The Arc’s Career Exploration Programs.

Page Lumber


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


Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Executive Director, Crys Mccuin addresss the crowd!