9th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

9th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

On Wednesday, May 23rd The Arc of Dutchess held its 9th 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 Sugar and Spice Cafe With their award

The “Achieve with Us Partnership Award” was presented to Sugar and Spice Cafe. for their commitment to create and support successful employment opportunities.


2019 Employee Award of Excellence Honoree Elon Walker


The “Employee Award of Excellence” was presented to Elon Walker 

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