TO: News Editors
DATE: November 7, 2022
CONTACT: Missy Goetschius, Public Relations Director
607.734.6151 x122 or email GoetschiusML@arcofcs.org
RE: Person Supported Receives Statewide Recognition for Employment Excellence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Elmira, NY | Watkins Glen, NY – The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler is pleased to announce that Roger Quick (Elmira), a person supported by the agency, was among 44 statewide 2022 Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc’s (NYSID) 19th annual people-centered awards program.
Roger is being recognized for his dedication to the Custodial Crew for the past 8 years, where he began as a worker trainee and is currently in the process of being hired on as an employee at SeeUs Commercial Cleaning. Roger has shown immense personal and professional growth in the past year and has worked increasingly hard at being more independent in his tasks. Roger is reliable and dependable, and his employer knows Roger can be counted on to not only get his own work done, but that he is always happy to help his coworkers complete their work if they need assistance.
SeeUs Commercial Cleaning is part of The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler’s Business Services Division, which provides businesses, government agencies, and local non-profits with cost effective and quality business solutions including secure document destruction, commercial cleaning, food copackaging, auto detailing, and more. Supporting one of The Arc’s businesses not only provides a customer with a solution to their needs but also develops vocational skills and work habits in order for individuals supported to be employed at local businesses.
NYSID is a not-for-profit business which administers Preferred Source contracts for products and services in support of state and local government procurement budgets. NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. More than 960 individuals have been named Joslin Outstanding Performers since 2004. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement, cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook.
ABOUT THE ARC OF CHEMUNG-SCHUYLER
The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler is a family-based organization, providing supports and services to nearly 2,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, across an 18-county service area. Learn more at www.arcofcs.org. The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler is a chapter of the state organization, The Arc New York.