The Arc Baltimore Celebrates a Decade of Recognizing Area Organizations Which Employ Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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BALTIMORE, MD (10/27/15) — Michael Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Carol Beatty, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, will celebrate a decade of honoring area organizations which employ persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities when The Arc Baltimore holds its annual Employers of Distinction Awards Breakfast.

To take place on Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (110 South Eutaw Street in Downtown Baltimore), Employers of Distinction will recognize all of the Baltimore area businesses and organizations which not only provide meaningful employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities, but also appreciate the value these individuals bring to their places of employment.

“Organizations employing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have committed both the time and resources to enable these individuals to be productive and confident members of the workforce, setting a tremendous example that inspires the entire business community to do the same,” says The Arc Baltimore Executive Director Stephen H. Morgan.

“At the same time, these employers are united in recognizing that supported employees bring a great deal of value to the organizations for which they work,” Morgan continues. “They take their jobs very seriously, work hard, and ultimately benefit their employers, enabling them to be even more successful.”

This year’s Employers of Distinction event will also honor John Dinkel, publisher of the Baltimore Business Journal. For the past 10 years, Dinkel has served as co-host of Employers of Distinction, helping The Arc Baltimore to recognize organizations that employ people with developmental disabilities in our community.

The Employers of Distinction Awards Breakfast is open to employers and business executives throughout the region. For more information, contact Lauren Seabolt at 410-296-2272 or, or visit The Arc Baltimore website at

About The Arc Baltimore

Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing employment training and support, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, respite care, public policy advocacy and information, and referrals. For more information, visit or call 410-296-2272.

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