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ARC Honored for Workplace Inclusion

The Greater Richmond ARC was honored at The Pioneer Awards, held August 31. John Walker, Kim Watson, Mike Foley, Matt O'Connell and Mark Whetstine attended the event, which recognized local businesses for excellence in hiring and training people with disabilities.

Thank you to The Next Move Program for honoring ARC among other businesses for leading the charge for inclusion in the workplace.

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The Next Move Program, a 501 (c)(3) organization, partners with businesses and school systems to create guided internship experiences for young adults with disabilities.

The Greater Richmond ARC wins a Capital Award of Merit at the Virginia Public Relations Awards

RICHMOND, Va. (May 19, 2014)-- The Greater Richmond ARC won a Capital Award of Merit at the 67th Virginia Public Relations Awards, a statewide competition sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The Greater ARC, which provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities  locally, won in the editorials/op-ed columns category for the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper article, "Parents, children overcome obstacles."

The PRSA awards were held on May 14, 2014, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Virginia DRS Receives ARC’s First Annual “Champions Award” at Fall Banquet

The first annual ARC Industrial Services (AIS) "Champions Award" was presented to a valued AIS customer who has worked with us in the past and has made a significant contribution to the success of our mission during the year. The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services has long been a partner with the ARC. However, this year DRS helped ARC provide training and employment for our program participants through a grant and an order to convert closed client files to digital image.

Marshall Butler, ARC president, said of the award, "The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services has long been a valued partner of the Greater Richmond ARC, and we were especially proud to have presented DRS our first annual ARC Industrial Services "Champions Award" at our fall banquet held at the ARCenter in October 2010. The employment partnership and long standing relationship with DRS is vital to developing creative employment opportunities in our community."

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