In a recent op-ed for the Baltimore Business Journal, our own Kathy Rogers discusses why executing a major campaign during turbulent times can often be the best strategy. (*subscription may be required)
Sheetz has started a new workforce program to hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). WGAL TV8 recently profiled one awesome employee, Brian Honeychuck, who got his job with Penn-Mar’s support.
Penn-Mar has partnered with PA-based convenience store chain Sheetz on a new program that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find employment. WHP CBS21 visited one Sheetz location where Brian, a young man supported by Penn-Mar, has found a career that both he, and his manager, couldn’t be happier about.
Diversity and inclusion efforts are top of mind for many businesses and organizations, and for Penn-Mar it is the highest priority for the IDD community we support. In a recent Q&A with the Baltimore Banner, Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller shares his thoughts on the progress, and challenges, of DEI for the IDD community as well what Penn-Mar is doing to further stregthen belonging within the organization.
Daily Record Staff reported that Penn-Mar hosted its inaugural inclusive fashion show on May 19 featuring people supported by Penn-Mar modeling original clothing designs created by 18 students from Jemicy School, the Owings Mills-based independent school that educates students with dyslexia or related language-based learning differences.
A gala held on March 4th helped put Penn-Mar over its goal for the Building Bold Futures campaign. Carroll County Times’ Sherry Greenfield reported how the campaign’s funds will be used moving forward in operating costs and initiatives.
WCBM AM680 recently asked Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller to appear on the program “Money, Riches, and Wealth” to discuss the power of philanthropy and the incredible difference it can make in the lives of others. Greg and host Drew Tignanelli discuss how charity not only makes good financial sense, but holds the power of true transformative change for the world.
As local businesses searched for seasonal workers to handle the 2022 holiday rush, WBAL-TV11 shared how Penn-Mar helped answer the call. WBAL’s Jennifer Franciotti highlighted how Tim Nelson, who is supported by Penn-Mar, has become an integral part of the team at Brick Bodies, both for the holiday rush, and into the new year.
Every October, the nation celebrates the achievements of the disabled workforce with National Disability Employment Awareness Month- something Penn-Mar does every day of the year! WPMT/FOX43 met up with Eric Elby, a 10 year employee at a local hardware store- a job he helped secure through Penn-Mar’s Customized Employment program.
Penn-Mar’s Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are at the core of what we do, and how we serve the IDD community. In a recent episode of the “Sharing in Our Caring” podcast, our CEO Greg Miller, discussed the endemic industry challenges the DSP sector has faced, and how Penn-Mar is innovating ways to ensure these invaluable healthcare professionals are supported.
With the workforce crisis hindering virtually every industry, employee retention has become a priority for business owners- and more money isn’t always the answer. In this op-ed for the Baltimore Business Journal, Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller shares tips and advice on ways to keep employees excited, without raising paychecks. (Subscription may be required)
Despite the ongoing workforce shortage, finding great employees is easier than you may think. The York Daily Record highlighted how Penn-Mar matches great people with terrific local businesses, and why one local HR pro says of Penn-Mar, “I have nothing but good things to say about them.”
Sheilah Kast, host of WYPR’s hit program, “On The Record”, sat down with Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller to discuss how the intellectual and developmental disability community can solve the region’s lasting workforce shortage challenges. Bank of America employee Tim O’Neill, who is supported by Penn-Mar, also shared why he loves his job – which he’s had for more than two decades!
WHP-CBS21 Shares How Penn-Mar & the York JCC are Bringing Inclusion to Health & Wellness
WHP-CBS21 recently shared how the York JCC’s personal trainer Susannah Gillespie is working with Bobbi Leckrone and Lesha Breighner, two people Penn-Mar supports, to make physical fitness more inclusive and accessible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The “Spastic Chatter” podcast, devoted to featuring stories from those in the Cerebral Palsy community, invited Penn-Mar to come on and discuss how we support independence and spur equity and inclusion. Two people we support who have CP, Jon and AJ, joined Penn-Mar COO Jackie Stevens to highlight how we pursue our motto to Live Courageously!
Nationwide, businesses both big and small are searching for employees. But are they looking in the right place? WPMT/FOX43 shared why hiring someone with an IDD could be the answer to the workforce crisis. If your company needs some outstanding employees, check out this story to see how Penn-Mar can help.
As 2022 dawns, many businesses are still plagued by the ongoing workforce shortage. But a solution is readily available! In a BBJ “Help Desk” article, Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller discuss why hiring someone with an intellectual or developmental disability isn’t only good for the community, it’s just good business.
Long time Graul’s Employee Robert Zerance shares why he loves his job and how he has grown in the role.
Recently, Penn-Mar was thrilled to receive a $1 million endowment from Carroll County residents Mike and Dawn Zgorksi. The result is the Zgorski Family Endowment for Staff Training and Aid Fund.
Baltimore Sun health reporter Hallie Miller spoke with Penn-Mar COO Jackie Stevens as she shared the serious consequences of a key emergency funding provision, known as Appendix K, possibly ending early.
A local mother shares the challenges her daughter faces living with an intellectual and developmental disability.
Congratulations to Ashley Coppersmith, who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for March of 2021.
Experts are stressing the need now to get those with intellectual and developmental disabilities vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Penn-Mar Human Services of Carroll County was founded in 1981 as a provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In a challenging year, an organization is working to help people with developmental disabilities create new opportunities, even in a pandemic.
Few people may know about the deep connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
When the pandemic struck in March, the world — and our economy — came to a standstill.
Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller and Jim Pitts, the founder of the Michael James Pitts Endowment for the Advancement of Direct Support Professionals, were featured on WYPR 88.1FM’s “On the Record” to discuss reduced funding due to budget shortfalls resulting form the pandemic.
“Not being able to see Michael has been probably the hardest.”
These are challenging times for all of us, but especially those with intellectual disabilities who may have a difficult time understanding the current state of the world.
The coronavirus and the measures to control it can pose extra challenges for people with special needs, their families and the organizations that serve them.
The story of Amanda Camacho and Greg Holmes didn’t follow the usual path.
Baltimore’s Penn-Mar Human Services works to find employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Baltimore Business Journal’s In The C-Suite profiled our CEO, Greg Miller, and highlighted a recent initiative of Penn-Mar’s that brought business owners and government officials together to meet with those who employee individuals supported by Penn-Mar.