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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

ARC wins top honors at “Best in Virginia” awards 


The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) recently awarded their top prize, the "Award of Excellence," in their annual "Best in Virginia" marketing competition to Rodney Shelton, Michael Foley, Douglas Payne and Tracy Tierney for their work in promoting the Greater Richmond ARC's workforce, ARC Industrial Services. By designing, developing and implementing a highly-effective marketing and earned media placement strategy throughout 2008, the team was able to effectively promote a program that employs over 200 people in central Virginia with a variety of developmental disabilities. Judges from IABC chapters across the U.S. awarded 68 out of a possible 70 points to the team for "marketing communications excellence."

Photo: Doug Payne and Rodney Shelton accept "Best in Virginia - Award of Excellence" on behalf of the Greater Richmond ARC.