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Employer Partners

William “Bucky” Buchanan recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at Bob’s BMW.

The Arc has established relationships with many businesses in Howard County. For more information about becoming an employer partner, please contact  Robert Walker, Supported Employment Job Developer at (410) 730-0638 Ext. 243 or
The following businesses have supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by hiring them as employees:

Business Names

Antwerpen Nissan

BA Products Company

Best Buy

Bob’s BMW      (Read the Profile) 

Burkard Homes, LLC

Canada Dry Potomac

Coastal Sunbelt Produce

Columbia Gym – River Hill

Corner Bakery Cafe

Dakota Salon

Destination XL Clothing



Famous Dave’s Columbia Crossing

FEi Systems

Food Lion

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Gardens Ice House

Giant- Burtonsville

Giant- Centre Park

Giant- Chatham

Giant- Dorsey Search

Giant- Elkridge

Giant- Hickory Ridge

Giant – Laurel

Giant- Owen Brown

Giant-River Hill/Clarksville

Giant- Route 40

Harmony Hall

Harris Teeter

Harpers Choice Athletic (Columbia Association)


Home Depot –  Columbia

Home Depot – Ellicott City

Howard Community College

Howard County General Hospital

Howard County Recreation & Parks -Roger Carter Center

Jiffy Lube Clarksville   (Read Profile)

Little Lighthouse Day Care (ABC Daycare Inc.)


Mobern Lighting

MOM’s (My Organic Market)

Old Navy

Omnicare of Annapolis Junction

Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Race Pace Cycle

River Hill Sports Grill

River Hill Sunoco

Roll Up N’ Dye

Ruby Tuesday

Safeway – Harpers Choice

Safeway- Long Gate Center

Shady Spring Pet Retreat


Sodexo Food Services at NSA

The Arc of Howard County

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – Custodial

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – Administrative

Therapeutic Riding & Recreation

Tiki’s Playhouse

Tino’s Italian Bistro

Turf Valley Resort

Vantage House

Wegmans  (Read the Profile)

Weis Markets – Columbia

Weis Markets – Elkridge

Weis Markets – Laurel

Weis Market - Waverly Woods

The Whitney Community Association

Whole Foods Market

Win Kelly Chevrolet

WinterGrowth Inc.

Xitomate - Turf Valley

ZIPS Dry Cleaning

Volunteer Sites:

American Red Cross

Athelas Institute

Bain Center

Burlington Coat Factory

Columbia Association

Harmony Hall

Heartlands Assisted Living

Howard County Fairgrounds

Howard County Library

Lorien Nursing Home

Meals on Wheels

Morningside Assisted Living


Success in Style


“He’s an inspiration to us all. Along with his incredible ability to get along with everyone, he’s empathetic, compassionate and an excellent worker. He’s a beloved member of our team.”


— Suzanne Henig